March 3, 2021
We all do it. It's part of our humanness and yet, relying on the Halo Effect can really undermine our safety and cause us to trust people who aren't trustworthy. Here's how it works.
Episode 68 | March 3, 2021
February 23, 2021
Last week we talked about gaslighting and how we can do this to others without even realizing it. Especially our loved ones! Paige Bendt takes a different angle on gaslighting - what we do to ourselves. Very common with anyone who's survived trauma.
Here's the link to Paige's paper: https://bit.ly/2_18_2021
February 16, 2021
It started with a movie and now it's an integral part of our culture. It's bad for mental health and it's part and parcel of being a trauma survivor. In part one, I review the basics and include some stories to bring it to life. In part two, we'll hear from an amazing woman who has studied "self-gaslighting" which is something victims do all the time.
Stream the movie here free.
Episode 66 | Feb 16, 2021
February 9, 2021
Kris Pedretti asked me to do a presentation I'd done privately for a few folks. It applies what I learned as a Life Coach to how we live with the pain of trauma. I suggest ways to use feelings of worthlessness or anger to move you forward. Let me know what you think!
If you want to see the images/slides I used, here's the link.
Episode 65 | Feb 9, 2021
February 5, 2021
Kris is a survivor of Joe DeAngelo and is working to give voice to victims of sexual assault. Her private group on Facebook is a wonderful place to share, find support or just hang out. I love this woman! Here's her video.
Episode 64 | Recorded Dec 18, 2020, posted Feb 5, 2021
February 2, 2021
I'm back. Podcasting is hard in a pandemic! Today we talk about Joseph DeAngelo and Corcoran State Prison - his new home. I also assign some homework for upcoming shows so you're ready to dig in with me!
Episode 63 | February 2, 2021
October 5, 2020
I start the pod talking about Kris Pedretti's group and how it's growing. Then a closer look at the Missing Cases of JJD and the progress we're making there. Finally, a quick discussion of a California proposition expanding DNA. They make the mistake of associating it with DeAngelo. Nope, that's not how it worked.
October 1, 2020
You saw Gay and Bob on the HBO show I'll Be Gone in the Dark. You heard her powerful "paper" metaphor in her victim impact statement. Now hear what was behind those powerful moments. She also shares a scenario that was extremely painful for her.
September 25, 2020
These amazing women who worked as hospice nurses for our nation's soldiers share what they've learned about trauma and the key to healing. While on their deathbeds, these soldiers experienced many of the same things that reveal a pattern for overcoming trauma - including sexual abuse and assault. This was an amazing discussion. Episode 60 | September 25, 2020
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