Adult Child

By Andrea

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A deep dive into the impact of growing up in an dysfunctional family and how to heal the unresolved pain of the past. Join Andrea and guests for raw & vulnerable conversations on topics including - codependency, complex trauma (CPTSD), alcoholism/addiction, generational trauma, and toxic shame. (Start on episode 1!!!) Follow Andrea on social - www.instagram.com/adultchildpod/ www.tiktok.com/@adultchildpod

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Repressed Memories, CPTSD vs. BPD w/ Dr Kirk Honda (Psychology in Seattle)
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Dr. Kirk Honda, PsyD, LMFT is the host of Psychology in Seattle, a YouTube channel and podcast that covers pop culture through the lens of psychoanalysis. In today's episode we discuss repressed traumatic memories , CPTSD vs. BPD, "pro-dependency", client transference, social media's impact on mental health awareness,, and Depp v. Heard. Dr. Kirk has  25+ years experience as a psychotherapist and professor specializing in Borderline Personality Disorder, with a Doctorate in Psychology, and Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy..
Psychology In Seattle YouTube Channel
Psychology In Seattle Instagram
Dr. Kirk's Website

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EPISODE SPONSOR
Integrative Life Center is designed to help heal individuals struggling with mental health, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, sex, love and intimacy disorders, and and other life situations that have gotten in the way of living a satisfying and meaningful life. Their specialized programs aim not just to treat the problematic behaviors you can see, but the underlying trauma that’s driving that behavior.

With locations in Nashville, Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Oxford, Mississippi, and Berthoud, Colorado and work with most major insurances on an out-of-network basis, and have a full continuum of in-patient programs – from two-week intensives; 30-day residential options; to extended care programming. Call the experts at Integrative Life Network today for a free phone consultation to see if they have a program that may be right for you.

Talk to an admissions specialist today for a free phone consultation at 615-610-5399 or email them directly and info@integrativelifenetwork.com.

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Sep 28, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #22 - Alice C.
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Alice, who shares about her upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and her ongoing journey of healing & recovery.
Vision-Led Leadership Podcast

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EPISODE SPONSOR
Integrative Life Center is designed to help heal individuals struggling with mental health, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, sex, love and intimacy disorders, and and other life situations that have gotten in the way of living a satisfying and meaningful life. Their specialized programs aim not just to treat the problematic behaviors you can see, but the underlying trauma that’s driving that behavior.

With locations in Nashville, Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Oxford, Mississippi, and Berthoud, Colorado and work with most major insurances on an out-of-network basis, and have a full continuum of in-patient programs – from two-week intensives; 30-day residential options; to extended care programming. Call the experts at Integrative Life Network today for a free phone consultation to see if they have a program that may be right for you.

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Sep 24, 2022
Dating, Loving & Leaving a Narcissist w/ Darlene Lancer
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Darlene Lancer is a therapist and author of 10 books, including "Codependency For Dummies and Conquering Shame and Codependency". In today's episode, we discuss her personal journey of recovery, codependency and her latest book - Dating, Loving, and Leaving a Narcissist: Essential Tools for Improving or Leaving Narcissistic and Abusive Relationships.
Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist, specializing in relationships, narcissism, and codependency. In her private clinical practice, she has treated individuals and couples for over 30 years and coaches internationally. She’s a sought-after speaker at national conferences, in media, and to professional groups and institutions. Before becoming a psychotherapist, Ms. Lancer was a successful entertainment lawyer.
Darlene's Blog - What is Codependency
Darlene's Books

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Integrative Life Center is designed to help heal individuals struggling with mental health, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, sex, love and intimacy disorders, and and other life situations that have gotten in the way of living a satisfying and meaningful life. Their specialized programs aim not just to treat the problematic behaviors you can see, but the underlying trauma that’s driving that behavior.

With locations in Nashville, Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Oxford, Mississippi, and Berthoud, Colorado and work with most major insurances on an out-of-network basis, and have a full continuum of in-patient programs – from two-week intensives; 30-day residential options; to extended care programming. Call the experts at Integrative Life Network today for a free phone consultation to see if they have a program that may be right for you.

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Sep 21, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #21 - Daniel T.
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Daniel, who shares about his upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and his ongoing journey of healing & recovery.
Vision-Led Leadership Podcast

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Mid-roll music source https://soundcloud.com/rlgrime/pour-it-up-rl-grime-remix-r (I do not own the rights of song - for entertainment purposes only)
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EPISODE SPONSOR
Integrative Life Center is designed to help heal individuals struggling with mental health, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, sex, love and intimacy disorders, and and other life situations that have gotten in the way of living a satisfying and meaningful life. Their specialized programs aim not just to treat the problematic behaviors you can see, but the underlying trauma that’s driving that behavior.

With locations in Nashville, Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Oxford, Mississippi, and Berthoud, Colorado and work with most major insurances on an out-of-network basis, and have a full continuum of in-patient programs – from two-week intensives; 30-day residential options; to extended care programming. Call the experts at Integrative Life Network today for a free phone consultation to see if they have a program that may be right for you.

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Sep 17, 2022
Dysfunctional Friendships w/ Tiffany Carter
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Today we are joined by returning guest, fellow shitshow, & Patreon member Tiffany Carter. She get raw & real on how her childhood has impacted her friendships and the pattern of recreating the relationship dynamic with her narcissistic mother in her female friendships as an adult. Tiffany is business coach, money mind expert, and host of the podcast ProjectME with Tiffany Carter – Entrepreneurship & Millionaire Mindset.
Check out Tiffany's pod on Apple
Check out Tiffany's pod on Spotify

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Mid-roll music source https://soundcloud.com/dave_wave/a-friend-like-me-electro-swing-remix (I do not own the rights of song - for entertainment purposes only)
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EPISODE SPONSOR
Integrative Life Center is designed to help heal individuals struggling with mental health, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, sex, love and intimacy disorders, and and other life situations that have gotten in the way of living a satisfying and meaningful life. Their specialized programs aim not just to treat the problematic behaviors you can see, but the underlying trauma that’s driving that behavior.

With locations in Nashville, Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Oxford, Mississippi, and Berthoud, Colorado and work with most major insurances on an out-of-network basis, and have a full continuum of in-patient programs – from two-week intensives; 30-day residential options; to extended care programming. Call the experts at Integrative Life Network today for a free phone consultation to see if they have a program that may be right for you.

Talk to an admissions specialist today for a free phone consultation at 615-610-5399 or email them directly and info@integrativelifenetwork.com.

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Sep 14, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #20 - Arin F. (Visionary Leaders)
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Arin, who shares about her upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and her ongoing journey of healing & recovery.
Vision-Led Leadership Podcast

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Mid-roll music source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDEZaR8TBsw (I do not own the rights of song - for entertainment purposes only)
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EPISODE SPONSOR
Integrative Life Center is designed to help heal individuals struggling with mental health, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, sex, love and intimacy disorders, and and other life situations that have gotten in the way of living a satisfying and meaningful life. Their specialized programs aim not just to treat the problematic behaviors you can see, but the underlying trauma that’s driving that behavior.

With locations in Nashville, Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Oxford, Mississippi, and Berthoud, Colorado and work with most major insurances on an out-of-network basis, and have a full continuum of in-patient programs – from two-week intensives; 30-day residential options; to extended care programming. Call the experts at Integrative Life Network today for a free phone consultation to see if they have a program that may be right for you.

Talk to an admissions specialist today for a free phone consultation at 615-610-5399 or email them directly and info@integrativelifenetwork.com.

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Sep 10, 2022
Thinking Unbroken w/ Michael Anthony
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Michael Anthony is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker, coach, and advocate for adult survivors of childhood trauma. He opens up about his own traumatic childhood and how he works to overcome his pain through therapy and self-reflection.
Think Unbroken Podcast
Think Unbroken: Understanding and Overcoming Childhood Trauma

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Mid-roll music source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PFVSlOhYKk (I do not own the rights of song - for entertainment purposes only)
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EPISODE SPONSOR
Integrative Life Center is designed to help heal individuals struggling with mental health, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, sex, love and intimacy disorders, and and other life situations that have gotten in the way of living a satisfying and meaningful life. Their specialized programs aim not just to treat the problematic behaviors you can see, but the underlying trauma that’s driving that behavior.

With locations in Nashville, Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Oxford, Mississippi, and Berthoud, Colorado and work with most major insurances on an out-of-network basis, and have a full continuum of in-patient programs – from two-week intensives; 30-day residential options; to extended care programming. Call the experts at Integrative Life Network today for a free phone consultation to see if they have a program that may be right for you.

Talk to an admissions specialist today for a free phone consultation at 615-610-5399 or email them directly and info@integrativelifenetwork.com.


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Sep 07, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #19 - Raw, Real & Vulnerable
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Today's episode is a recording from a recent Patreon peer support group where we get raw, real & vulnerable.

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Mid-roll music source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok__l1Acuwg (I do not own the rights of song - for entertainment purposes only)
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EPISODE SPONSOR
Integrative Life Center is designed to help heal individuals struggling with mental health, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, sex, love and intimacy disorders, and and other life situations that have gotten in the way of living a satisfying and meaningful life. Their specialized programs aim not just to treat the problematic behaviors you can see, but the underlying trauma that’s driving that behavior.

With locations in Nashville, Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Oxford, Mississippi, and Berthoud, Colorado and work with most major insurances on an out-of-network basis, and have a full continuum of in-patient programs – from two-week intensives; 30-day residential options; to extended care programming. Call the experts at Integrative Life Network today for a free phone consultation to see if they have a program that may be right for you.

Talk to an admissions specialist today for a free phone consultation at 615-610-5399 or email them directly and info@integrativelifenetwork.com.

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Sep 03, 2022
Coming Home to Ourselves w/ Carmen Dominguez, LMHC
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Carmen Dominquez (LMHC) is the Executive Clinical Director of Integrative Life Center, with over 30 years experience as a psychotherapist. She has specialized in working with individuals, families, and couples who have experienced trauma, addictions, and an array other mental health issues. She perceives a person’s healing as a creative process that is best achieved when drawn from many modalities to support optimal wellness.​ She has facilitated Psychotherapeutic Reiki, Beyond 12 Step Recovery groups, and shamanic healing over the past several years. She combines ancient healing practices with contemporary research-based therapeutic techniques.

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Mid-roll music source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKvvB66kff0 (I do not own the rights of song - for entertainment purposes only)
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EPISODE SPONSOR
Integrative Life Center is designed to help heal individuals struggling with mental health, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, sex, love and intimacy disorders, and and other life situations that have gotten in the way of living a satisfying and meaningful life. Their specialized programs aim not just to treat the problematic behaviors you can see, but the underlying trauma that’s driving that behavior.

With locations in Nashville, Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Oxford, Mississippi, and Berthoud, Colorado and work with most major insurances on an out-of-network basis, and have a full continuum of in-patient programs – from two-week intensives; 30-day residential options; to extended care programming. Call the experts at Integrative Life Network today for a free phone consultation to see if they have a program that may be right for you.

Talk to an admissions specialist today for a free phone consultation at 615-610-5399 or email them directly and info@integrativelifenetwork.com.

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Aug 31, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #18 - Nicole (Nicole Cowgirl)
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Nicole Cowgirl, who shares about her upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and her ongoing journey of healing & recovery.

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Aug 27, 2022
Turning Trauma Into Gold w/ Alex Castro-Croy
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Alex is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor, and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Depth Psychology. Mr. Castro is the Clinical Director and president of Life Recovery Centers in Northglenn and Denver, Colorado. Mr. Castro has over 15 years combined experience as a Drug Court Probation Officer, EMDR, Trauma and addiction counselor. He also currently works as an Adjunct professor at Metro State University in the Human Services Department. He is a Bilingual/bicultural Certified EMDR therapist and EMDR consultant-in-training.
Life Recovery Centers

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Aug 24, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #17 - Tommy M. (aka Tommy Bahama)
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Tommy Bahama, who shares about his upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and his ongoing journey of healing & recovery.

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Aug 20, 2022
How To Make a Narcissist w/ Dr. Gregory Kushnick
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In today's episode we are joined by Dr. Gregory Kushnick to discuss all things narcissism - what is it, nature vs. nurture,  if it's possible for a narcissist to truly change, and what to do if you think you're in a relationship with a narcissist.
Dr. Kushnick's Website
Dr. Ramani's YouTube Channel
The Covert Passive Aggressive Narcissist: Recognizing the Traits and Finding Healing After Hidden Emotional and Psychological Abuse by Debbie Mirza
The Little Shaman YouTube Channel

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Aug 17, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #16 - Melinda (The Terminator)
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Melinda, who shares about her upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and her ongoing journey of healing & recovery.

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Aug 13, 2022
ACA Steps 5, 6 & 7 - The Blueprint To Healing
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In today's episode, we dive deep into Steps 5, 6 & 7 of the ACA program -
5. Admitted to God, to our selves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.

Step 1 Episode-
Step 2 Episode-
Step 3 Episode
Step 4 Episode

ACA Step Workbook
Trauma and 12 Steps

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Aug 10, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #15 - Andrew H.
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Andrew, who shares about his upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and his ongoing journey of healing & recovery.

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Aug 06, 2022
Erin Martin on Overcoming Mom Shame
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Today we are joined by Erin Martin, host of the podcast Pink Shade.  Erin's unresolved childhood trauma surfaced during the pandemic, resulting in her hitting her second rock bottom.  Erin shares about what her healing journey has looked like over the past year and the unpacking of the impact growing up in a religious cult had on her.  She also shares about her battle with toxic shame as mother suffering from addiction and complex PTSD..
@pinkshadepod


Discovering Your Real Identity Workshop - Boundaries for Recovering Shitshows!

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Aug 03, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #14 - LaRee F.
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Today we are joined by Shitshow LaRee, who shares about her upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and his ongoing journey of healing & recovery.

Discovering Your Real Identity Workshop - Boundaries for Recovering Shitshows!

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Jul 30, 2022
Ayahuasca, Spiritual Bypassing & Sex Cults
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Today we are joined by fellow shithsow Louisa Jane. Louisa grew up in a dysfunctional family and turned to drugs and alcohol at a young age. At the age of 19 - deep in addiction and living on the streets of London - she joined a sex cult guised as a spiritual community. At 22, she moved to Peru, where she has been a part of the plant medicine community.  She discusses the spiritual bypassing and corruption that plagues the ayahuasca tourism industry in South America.
The Dark Side of the Orgasmic Meditation Company
The Orgasm Cult
DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences by Rick Strassman MD

Discovering Your Real Identity Workshop - Boundaries for Recovering Shitshows!

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Jul 27, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #13 - Susan G.
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Susan, who shares about her upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and her ongoing journey of healing & recovery.

Discovering Your Real Identity Workshop - Boundaries for Recovering Shitshows!

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Jul 23, 2022
Dysfunctional Families & Sibling Dynamics - The Tale of 4 Siblings Part 2
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Four siblings share their differing perspectives of growing up with an alcoholic father and narcissistic mother and the subsequent impact on their lives as adults, and their determination break the cycle of generational trauma.

I also share the results of the Patreon siblings survey where fellow shitshows share how their childhood experience and subsequent impact on adulthood differs from their siblings.

Discovering Your Real Identity Workshop - Boundaries for Recovering Shitshows!

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Jul 20, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #12 - Faith
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Today's episode is a recording from a recent Patreon peer support group on faith.

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Jul 16, 2022
Dysfunctional Families & Sibling Dynamics - The Tale of 4 Siblings Part 1
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Four siblings share their differing perspectives of growing up with an alcoholic father and narcissistic mother and the subsequent impact on their lives as adults, and their determination break the cycle of generational trauma.

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Jul 13, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #11 - Marina J.
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Marina, who shares about her upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and his ongoing journey of healing & recovery.

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Jul 10, 2022
The Anxious Hearts Guide w/ Rikki Cloos
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Rikki Cloos is the author of "The Anxious Hearts Guide: Rising Above Anxious Attachment" and content creator behind @AnxiousHeartsGuide, a community of 62,000+ on Instagram. Her mission is to help heal anxious attachment and create more secure relationships. We discuss all things anxious attachment - her struggles as a "clinger", the steps she took to become an earned-secure attacher, and how to navigate the dating world in a healthy way asv an anxious attacher.

Crappy Childhood Fairy - Why A No-Dating Period Helps My Coaching Clients

How To Quiet The Inner Critic - A Shut The F*ck Up Workshop

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Jul 06, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #10 - Kate T.
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Kate, who shares about her upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and his ongoing journey of healing & recovery.
linkedin.com/in/kateturner9
www.kateturnercoaching.com
@katetx007

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Jul 02, 2022
Healing Inherited Trauma w/ Blair O'Hara
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Blair Psychotherapist & Reiki Healer specializing in healing inherited generational trauma and clearing mental & emotional blocks to achieve long-lasting health & happiness.
We discuss how to heal intergenerational trauma, Family Tree Pyschotherapy, how unresolved trauma manifests as physical pain, and how the ending of his marriage was the catalyst to his inherited trauma to emerge and subsequent healing journey.  and his journey of healing the inherited trauma of his great- grandfather's. And his realization that he had inherited his great granfather's trauma, and his healing journey.
@healwithblair
https://www.blairohara.com

How To Quiet The Inner Critic - A Shut The F*ck Up Workshop

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Jun 29, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #9 - Bryan F.
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Bryan, who shares about his upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and his ongoing journey of healing & recovery.

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Jun 25, 2022
Overcoming Intimate Partner Violence w/ Chantelle Branch
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Today we are joined by Chantelle Branch, who shares her journey of healing to thriving from intimate partner violence and the role childhood programming played in tolerating unacceptable and abusive relationship. 
Chantelle Branch is a Certified Domestic Violence and Abuse Specialist, Survivor, Mentor, and Author. In 2008, Branch made the risky decision to break free from an abusive relationship. After years of healing through faith, self-care, self-worth, and learning about healthy relationships, Branch created a new life of her own and is now on a mission to empower others exposed to DV to do the same. She created the Survivor Testimony & Monologues (STAM), a traveling theatrical production that shares monologues about different scenarios with different people exposed to domestic violence. She also founded My Fearless Future Project (MFF Project), a social enterprise business offering mentorship programs and support groups for young women in urban schools to help them build their self-confidence and self-esteem, improve their decision-making skills, and heal, so that they can thrive.
MFF Project
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How To Quiet The Inner Critic - A Shut The F*ck Up Workshop

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Jun 22, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #8 - How Family Dysfunction Creates Financial Dysfunction (Patreon Group)
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Today's episode is a recording from a recent Patreon peer support group on how our dysfunctional upbringings have shaped with money and our careers.

How To Quiet The Inner Critic - A Shut The F*ck Up Workshop

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Jun 18, 2022
Healing Our Relationship w/ Money Trauma - Compulsive Spending & Underearning
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In today's solo episode, we take a deep dive into the impact our dysfunctional upbringings have our money and abundance. It comes as no surprise that dysfunctional family systems often result in financial dysfunction . Given money’s influence on every aspect of our lives and its connections to emotions like comfort & security, dysfunctional family systems often result in financial dysfunction - over-spending, compulsive debting & underearning. Healing our relationship with money requires that we look at the conscious and subconscious messages we received related to money during our childhoods and understand how this may be showing up in the way interact with money as adults.
Resources referenced in episode-
Mind over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz & Ted Klontz
Financial Recovery: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money by Karen McCall
About Underearners Anonymous
Debtors Anonymous

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Jun 16, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #7 - Emily M. (Swampee)
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Emily, who shares about her upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and his ongoing journey of healing & recovery.

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Jun 11, 2022
Setting Boundaries to Find Your Self w/ Barb Nangle
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Today we are joined by Barb Nangle, a boundaries coach, podcast host and motivational speaker who  empower peoples to live their lives on purpose by helping them develop healthy boundaries in their personal and professional lives.

After 19 years at Yale University as a Program Coordinator for Urban Ed programs, Barb was laid off and found my way into the world of entrepreneurship, startups and innovation in New Haven. That led her to start her own business in 2018, Higher Power Coaching and Consulting, LLC.

In the spring of 2019, she started my podcast "Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12-Step Recovery." It was born out of a desire to share all the many tips, tools and tricks she learned in 12-step recovery.
higherpowercc.com
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Boundaries and the Self-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

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Jun 08, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #6 - Cory K.
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Cory, who shares about his upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and his ongoing journey of healing & recovery.

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Jun 04, 2022
How Complex Trauma Affects Intimate Relationships w/ Jeremiah & Mallory Campbell
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Today we are joined by Jeremiah & Mallory Campbell - hosts of the Destin To Be Podcast.
We discuss the interplay between codependency and addiction, breaking up with toxic parents, and how to support your partner through the complex trauma/inner child recovery process.
Jeremiah Campbell is a recovering heroin addict, serial entrepreneur relationship, and mental wellness Coach  helping other addicts rebuild their lives and achieve their true potential.
Mallory Campbell is a world fitness champion, and a wellness coach for women. She runs Level Up VIP, a successful group coaching program for women. Her purpose is to help women get out of their own way while creating the habits and the and accountability to start living as their best selves!
destinedtobepodcast.com
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Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You by Darlene Lancer

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Jun 01, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #5 - Melissa P.
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Melissa, who shares about her upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and his ongoing journey of healing & recovery.

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May 28, 2022
Breakdowns & Breakthroughs w/ Ms. Star Monroe
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Today we are joined by Ms. Star Monroe - Psychotherapist and Master Life Coach. She shows women how to unleash their true selves that have been hidden away and buried for their entire lives. Star shares about her struggles with drugs, alcohol, disordered eating & codependency - the guilt & self-compassion of being a parent in active addiction - and how life is a series of fuck-ups and self-discovery.
@msstarmonroe

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May 25, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #4 - Fear (Patreon Group)
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Today's episode is a recent Patreon peer support group on fear.

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May 21, 2022
Intergenerational Trauma & Post Traumatic Growth w/ David Lindell
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David Lindell is an artist, spiritual coach, recovery coach, and a member of the Tulalip & Suquamish Native  tribes. David shares his story of suffering to healing - growing up in extreme poverty in an alcoholic abusive home, getting locked up in a psychiatric facility at the age of 18, meth addiction, bank robberies, and what finally motivated him to turn his life around. He also discusses the rampant intergenerational trauma amongst the Native American population and how he has integrated Native cultural and spiritual practices into his recovery journey.
https://www.facebook.com/lindells.nativeart
The Red Road to Wellbriety: In The Native American Way

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May 18, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #3 - Rick B.
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Rick, who shares about his upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and his ongoing journey of healing & recovery.

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May 14, 2022
Trauma, Cancer & Radical Self-Love w/ Saskia Lightstar
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On today's episode, Saskia Lightstar shares her survival story and how stage 3 breast cancer was the catalyst to her adult child healing journey. Saskia is a spiritual teacher, a wellbeing coach, energy healer and the author of The Cancer Misfit: A Guide to Navigating Life After Treatment. It took a lot of mistakes, failed businesses, divorces and being diagnosed with cancer, for her to find the willingness to venture down a spiritual path and become the happiest and greatest version of herself she has ever known. Plagued by self-hate and low self-esteem for most of her life, Saskia has now become a happiness and self-love ninja, and guides others on how to be happier than they ever dreamt possible. She is a testament to the fact you can feel lost or ‘less than’ your whole life and still find your way to a place of confidence, happiness and peace.
instagram.com/saskia.lightstar

Why Do I Act Like This in Relationships - An Attachment Theory Workshop

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May 11, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #2 - Laurie H.
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Today we are joined by Shitshow Laurie, who shares about her upbringing, the impact that manifested in adulthood, and his ongoing journey of healing & recovery.

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May 07, 2022
Turning Our Pain Into Purpose w/ Lucy Turchin (Part 2)
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In today's episode we are joined by singer, songwriter, recovering addict, and former sex worker Lucy Turchin. In part 2 of our interview, Lucy opens up about her 10+ years of heroin addiction and escorting (TRIGGER WARNING), finding sobriety, and finally walking away a long-term abusive relationship. She also shares about rediscovering herself through music and her intentions in turning the pain of the past into a life of depth and meaning.
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Sno White YouTube Channel (this is some good shit y'all)

Why Do I Act Like This in Relationships - An Attachment Theory Workshop

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May 04, 2022
SHITSHOW SATURDAY #1 - Scott M.
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Apr 30, 2022
Emotionally Unavailable Fathers w/ Lucy Turchin
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We are joined today by former classmate Lucy Turchin for a super RAW and VULNERABLE conversation. Lucy is a singer, songwriter, recovering addict, and former sex worker. Lucy shares about her dysfunctional upbringing, her struggles with body image as a child, being sex trafficked at the age of 15 (TRIGGER WARNING), and the deep fear of abandonment that resulted from having a physically and emotionally unavailable father.  We also reminisce about the "good old days" at a cult-like "character building" boarding school. 
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Leaving Crazy Town workshop

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Apr 27, 2022
ACA Step 4 - Why Our Past is Our Greatest Asset
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In today's episode, Andrea dives deep into Step 4 of the ACA program - "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves." We discuss (and by we, I mean ME!) the purpose, the process, the key areas of focus (shame, abandonment, resentment, harm, and trauma) and what it means to take a blameless inventory. We also discuss how an ACA 4th step differs from a 4th step in AA/NA, as well as the limitations of the 12-steps in addressing unprocessed trauma.
ACA Step Workbook
Trauma and 12 Steps

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Apr 20, 2022
The Making of a Cybercriminal w/ Brett Johnson
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Brett Johnson is a reformed cybercriminal who built the first organized cybercrime community - Shadowcrew - the precursor to today's Darknet Markets - and laid the foundation for the way modern cybercrime channels still operate today. In 2004, he was placed on the United States Most Wanted List , arrested in 2005, convicted of 39 felonies, and sentenced to 7 1/2 years in federal prison. Brett shares about his childhood trauma, his fear of abandonment, his experience in federal prison, and how he turned his life around after 30+ year criminal career. Today he uses knowledge and experience  concerning cybersecurity, cybercrime, identity theft, and fraud to help individuals and companies protect themselves from the type of criminal he used to be.
Brett's Website
Brett's Interview on Lex Fridman's pod

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Apr 13, 2022
Codependency Deep Dive w/ Sarah Michaud, PsyD
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First time guest Sarah Michaud joins us today to discuss all things CODEPENDENCY. Sarah is the author the recently published "Co-Crazy - One Psychologist's Recovery from Codependency & Addiction",  which identifies what unconscious feelings are running our lives without our even knowing it, and gives you the tools to begin to speak for yourself and learn how to tolerate your "feeling states."
Sarah Michaud is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in addiction and codependency for over 30 years. After 20 years of sobriety, she was forced to confront the shame of her husband relapsing and the desperate behaviors one attempts to save another. What unfolded was a life that she could never had imagined. This book is about her journey back to her true self.

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Apr 06, 2022
Insecure Attachment Styles & Dating w/ Adam Murauskas (Mr. Fix Your Picker)
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Returning guest, Adam Murauskas, is on the pod to discuss all things insecure attachment styles - what it is, what causes it, earned secure attachment, and how to navigate dating in a safe and healthy way.
Adam is a relationship coach, writer, and recovering addict & codependent. He and his wife Rebecca abandoned their careers and moved to Panamá in 2019 to pursue passions for helping people heal.
 
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Mar 30, 2022
Let's Get Even MORE Vulnerable w/ Dr. Morgan Anderson
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In today's episode, we are joined clinical phycologist Dr. Morgan Anderson. She is a relationship coach and attachment theory expert, with a mission to take the mystery out of having great relationships and great self-worth. Morgan helps stuck singles break toxic dating patterns and attract loving relationships. She is also the host of the podcast "Let’s Get Vulnerable: Relationship and Dating Advice",
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Morgan's podcast
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Mar 23, 2022
Dysfunctional Family Systems w/ Kevin Petersen, LMFT
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In today's episode, we are joined by fellow recovering shitshow and therapist Kevin Petersen (LMFT). Kevin began his journey of recovery in May 1991 and has been sober ever since. He shares about his experience growing up with an addicted mother and workaholic mother, his journey to heal from the impact of his dysfunctional upbringing, and his experience in helping families navigate the addiction & recovery process.
After a successful career in sales and marketing, Kevin pivoted in the addiction treatment field and obtained a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University. He spent three and a half years working at Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network as an in-home therapist, case manager, crisis evaluator and outpatient therapist for Child and Family Services, he also worked part time for The Bridge House, ADMHN’s Acute Treatment Unit, as a Mental Health Technician and Counselor. Kevin opened his private practice, Petersen Family Counseling, in 2014 and specializes in working with families and individuals struggling with addictions, codependency, and parenting. Kevin published “Chronic Hope: Parenting the Addicted Child” in October 2019 and “Chronic Hope: Families & Addiction” in January 2021.
https://chronichope.us

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Mar 16, 2022
My Adult Child Rock Bottom
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Today is the 50th episode of Adult Child! And today we are going back to the beginning of Andrea's Adult Child rock bottom -  aka The Tale of 2 Brian's - 2 painful relationships w/ alcoholics named Brian who were the catalyst to her Adult Child healing journey and this podcast. This is a story that illustrates how our emotional pain is truly our greatest gift - and no juicy detail is spared!
Tale of 2 Brian's - 5:40
Reflection - 55:45

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Mar 09, 2022
Healing From Narcissistic Abuse w/ Tiffany Carter
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Today we are joined by entrepreneur, business coach & recovering shitshow - Tiffany Carter. about growing up with a Narcissist as a mother, being sexually groomed and abused between the ages of 12-21, and her struggles with codependency as an adult.
Tiffany Carter is a passionate female empowerment speaker, money-making mentor, and marketing expert, Tiffany’s zone of genius are helping women become financially free, through education, empowerment, and proven straight-forward strategies. She went from a life of self-destruction to success, despite the odds being entirely against her. Tiffany’s mission runs deeper than helping women create wealth; her bigger purpose is to help women find their worth.
https://projectmewithtiffany.com/
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Mar 02, 2022
Jen Kirkman on Anxiety & Underearning
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Today we are joined by Ken Kirkman - comedian, actress, writer & host of the podcast Anxiety Bites. Jen shares about her loving (yet dysfunctional upbriniging), her career, and her lifelong challenges  with Panic and Generalized Anxiety Disorders. She also talks about her challenges with money and underearning.
WHAT IS UNDEREARNING?!?!?
"Underearning is many things, not all of which are about money. Underearning is about
underachieving, or under-being, no matter how much money we make. It is about the inability to fully acknowledge and express our capabilities and competencies. The visible consequence is the inability to provide for one’s needs, including future needs. Our underearning can result from many things, including not acknowledging our talents. It can result from living on the edge by not making enough money, spending most of the money we have, avoiding healthy risks that can move our lives forward, and not preparing for the future. Underearning is about not living up to our unique potential, not following through on our dreams and goals. It’s about giving up on ourselves."
Underearners Anonymous Pamphlet
Jen Kirkman is an American stand-up comedian, television writer and actress, best known for her regular appearances on late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, and the HBO television series Drunk History. In 2011, she wrote for the NBC sitcom Perfect Couples. She is currently on a writer on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

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Feb 23, 2022
When Trauma Surfaces w/ Nate Postlethwait
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Nate Postlethwait - writer, survivor, & inner child recovery advocate - joins us today to discuss complex trauma. Nate walked away from his 13-year career in 2018 to take a break and reset. A couple of years prior he had two big life-changing events. In 2016 he came out as gay after many years of conversion therapy and the next year he turned 40. Both collided and launched the internal courage to make some changes in order to rebuild a life with more pleasure. Nate grew up experiencing childhood abuse starting at 5 years old. He began therapy at 18 years old and has been a life learner of all things trauma recovery. He began sharing his story on social media and that community quickly grew to over 100k people. His long-term goals are to aid in making trauma-informed therapy accessible for those who cannot afford it. In the meantime, he is a writer, a coach and leads others in finding a connection with their inner child.
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Feb 15, 2022
Healing from the Family Illness w/ Julie & Clay Engels
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Julie & Clay Engels - owners of Roots Collaborative - are on the pod today to discuss family recovery and breaking the cycle of generational dysfunction. Roots Collaborative provides a variety of services and support to help families navigate addiction and mental illness recovery. They are trained the invitational intervention model, which invites the entire family network to participate in the healing process and engage in recovery and the wellness journey.
Julie Engels is a lifelong visionary, brand strategist and entrepreneur with a passion for employing creativity and empathy to initiate individual and family recovery from the illness of addiction and mental health-related issues. With 32 years of recovery, Julie is able to draw on her extensive sober history, in addition to pulling from her formal education experiences which include a BA from Columbia College, Group Facilitation Training from Hinsdale Hospital’s New Day Center, Certification from Chicago’s Second City Conservatory, Transformational Bodywork Certification from Pacific School of Massage, and intervention and family recovery training. 
Clay Engels has been professionally helping individuals and families connect with the best resources, and trusted, proven specialists to receive the appropriate level of care for substance abuse treatment and mental health challenges. With his professional coaching and intervention training and credentials, strengthened by 24 years of sobriety, Clay can easily navigate the land-mines which inherently exist when dealing with alcoholism, addiction, and mental health issues. He has assisted countless individuals and their families start their roads to recovery, and can often be heard saying, “Recovery is not an event: it’s a lifelong process.”

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Feb 09, 2022
Abandonment Trauma w/ Susan Anderson
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Abandonment trauma specialist, Susan Anderson, joins us today. She discusses the 5 stages of abandonment, how to recover from abandonment trauma, and her own experience with abandonment stemming from her childhood. Andrea also shares a new chapter of "The Tale of 2 Brian's".
Susan Anderson is a a private practice psychotherapist in New York and the author of several books including The Journey from Abandonment to Healing, a self-help book about the pain of relationship breakups. Anderson developed her ideas after her husband of eighteen years left her for another woman. In her book, Anderson contends that the grief of being spurned in a romantic relationship can create a trauma powerful enough "to implant an emotional drain deep within the self that if left unresolved, leeches self-esteem and creates self sabotage".
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Feb 02, 2022
Resilience & Mindfulness w/ Elroy "Spoonface" Powell
3503

Today we are joined by actor, singer, and mindfulness consultant Elroy "Spoonface" Powell. He shares about his dysfunctional childhood, the racism he encountered as a Black Caribbean growing up in London, his rise and fall from fame in the music industry, and how he has used failure and hardship to cultivate a purposeful and fulfilling life.
Spoonface achieved international recording success in 2000 with the Black Legend cover of Barry White's song "You See the Trouble with Me". This proved to be a hit single reaching No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart, selling several million worldwide. His acting credits include  Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson's film ‘Fighting With My Family’, Jingle Jangle, and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. He is also the author of "How To Think Beyond a Chart Position - 5 key considerations for emerging talent: "100 things I wish someone f@ck!ng told me before I joined the music industry".
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Jan 26, 2022
Trauma, EMDR, & Psychedelic Therapy w/ KT Mather - Part 2
3770

Today we are diving deep in psychedelic-assisted therapy. Katie Mather, writer and podcaster, joins us today to share about her experience with psychedelic-assisted therapy (ketamine & cannabis) to treat depression and trauma - and the underlying theory on why psychedelics are believed to be effective in treating mental health issues.
Katie grew up in Alaska with a respect for two things—nature and the power of a good story to change everything (or at least something). She is a  high school English teacher and soccer coach turned writer and podcast host. In 2020, KT published her first novel - "Rage is a Wolf". She currently lives in Vermont with her family, where she writes and hosts the podcast “Out of Curiosity with KT Mather"

Psychedelic Somatic Psychotherapy Whitepaper
Molly, Psychedelic Drug, Shows Great Promise As Mental Health Treatment, New Study Finds
DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences by Rick Strassman
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

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Jan 19, 2022
Trauma, EMDR, & Psychedelic Therapy w/ KT Mather - Part 1
4117

Katie Mather, writer and podcaster, joins us today to share about her mental health & trauma healing journey. She shares about her childhood (which turns out to be not as functional she wants thought!!), her struggles w/ alcohol, the book that changed everything, and her experience w/ EMDR after being physically assaulted. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.
Katie grew up in Alaska with a respect for two things—nature and the power of a good story to change everything (or at least something). She is a  high school English teacher and soccer coach turned writer and podcast host. In 2020, KT published her first novel - "Rage is a Wolf". She currently lives in Vermont with her family, where she writes and hosts the podcast “Out of Curiosity with KT Mather"
EMDR Therapy: Demonstration & Step-by-Step Walkthrough

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Jan 12, 2022
ACA Step 3, Relinquishing Control & Choosing Faith Over Fear
3957

In today's episode, we dive deep into Step 3 of the ACA program - "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand God." Andrea share her experience with the step, common struggles Adult Children face related to this step, and how to act in faith instead of fear. She is then joined by fellow traveler, Michelle, who shares her experience with Step 3 and how she was able to overcome her issues with the "God" word. Andrea also shares another Brian #2 story, as well as ways to set ourselves up for success in the year ahead.
Andrea's 3 Step Fear Buster -
1. EFT Tapping (Brad Yates Quick Taps)
2. Gabby Bernstein Choose Again Method (https://gabbybernstein.com/choose-again/)
3. Gratitude List

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Jan 05, 2022
The Gifts of Adult Child Recovery
4395

Recovering addict and adult child Francisco C. joins us today to discuss the gifts of adult child recovery, He shares about coming to America from Mexico at the age of 5, growing up with a dry drunk father and a codependent mother, getting sober at 23, hitting his adult child bottom at 4 years sober, and and how he went from being a high school drop-out to getting his PhD at an Ivy League school. Francisco is the prime example of what happens when an adult child does the hard work to heal the unresolved past.

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Dec 29, 2021
Comedian Eddie Pepitone on Relapse & Recovery
3966

Today we are diving deep with actor and stand-up comedian Eddie Pepitone.  We discuss  the ACA laundry list, the impact of his traumatic childhood, and his love for marijuana. He also shares about his relapse during the pandemic and how he made his way back into the rooms of recovery.
Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason Don Rickles and Eckhart Tolle. Eddie is a force of nature on stage switching back and forth between social rage and self doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos blue collar angst and sardonic enlightenment. He began his comedy career in New York City quickly becoming a regular on the scene. He appeared regularly on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. His other numerous television appearances include Chappelle’s Show Jimmy Kimmel Live King of Queens Last Comic Standing It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Sarah Silverman Program.
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Dec 22, 2021
Navigating Couples Therapy w/ Elizabeth Earnshaw
3941

Today we are diving deep with Elizabeth Earnshaw couples therapist, couples therapist and author of "I Want This to Work: An Inclusive Guide to Navigating the Most Difficult Relationship Issues We Face in the Modern Age".. We discuss  boundaries, attachment styles and how she approaches trauma, addiction, and abuse in couples therapy. She also shares about her formally broken picker and how she managed to fix it.
Elizabeth Earnshaw is the founder of A Better Life Therapy, Head of Therapy at Actually. She holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, an American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy Clinical Fellow, and a certified Gottman Method couples therapist. Elizabeth trains and supervises new therapists seeking their licenses in the counseling field. Learn more at www.elizabethearnshaw.com
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Dec 15, 2021
The Fear of Abandonment w/ Joe Ryan
4056

Returning guest, Joe Ryan, is on the pod to discuss the fear of abandonment and how to overcome it. Joe is the host of the podcast "It’s Not You, It’s Your Trauma - Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, Anxiety & Recovery". 

The fear of abandonment is common amongst those who grew up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional family.  Many of us grew up in homes where we were either physically or emotionally abandoned. As a result, our abandonment issues show up in adulthood as either avoidance or codependency. In order to address our abandonment trauma, we must revisit our childhood abandonment scenes and stories and feel the associated feelings we have avoided our entire lives.
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Dec 08, 2021
Why Dysfunctional Families Are Cannibalistic Cults
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In today's episode, Andrea dives deep into Step 2 of the ACA program - "Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." We discuss what insanity looks like for an adult child and within the dysfunctional family system, the intergenerational & emotional cannibalization and cult-like tendencies of a dysfunctional family, how all that is required to heal is the belief that healing is possible, and the many forms of a power greater than ourselves.
Jerry Wise Relationship Systems

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Dec 01, 2021
The Unresolved Trauma of A Trauma Therapist w/ Dr. Melissa Fenton
4720

Dr. Melissa Fenton - licensed psychotherapist (and MY former therapist!!!) - joins us today - except this time - I get to ask all the questions!! Melissa shares about her own childhood trauma, how this surfaced in adulthood, and how she healed this unresolved trauma.  We discuss many modalities of healing - hypnosis, EMDR, spiritual healing - and how to find the right therapist for you.
http://mindbodyandbeyondcenter.com
Ro-Hun Therapy: The Greatest Transformational Process of Our Time by Janice Hayes
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Nov 24, 2021
Paul Gilmartin on Shame, Boundaries & Intimacy
4010

Paul Gilmartin is on the pod today to discuss healing from his traumatic childhood, his struggles with addiction & intimacy, toxic shame, and setting boundaries with toxic family members. Paul is an American stand up comedian, podcast host and television personality best known as the longtime host of TBS's Dinner and a Movie. Since 2011, he has been the host and executive producer of the podcast The Mental Illness Happy Hour.
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Nov 17, 2021
CPTSD & Emotional Dysregulation w/ The Crappy Childhood Fairy
3768

Anna Runkle - "The Crappy Childhood Fairy" - is on the pod today to talk about her crappy childhood having grown up in an alcoholic and poor family, how her unresolved trauma surfaced in adulthood, her realization that she was suffering from CPTSD, and the tool she created to combat emotional dysregulation - one the hallmark symptoms of the Adult Child Trauma Syndrome.
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Nov 10, 2021
Conscious Creation w/ TJ Woodward
3603

Returning guest TJ Woodward is back on the pod to discuss his new book, Conscious Creation: 5 Steps to Embracing the Life of Your Dreams. He explains the 4 levels of consciousness, why making peace with the past and overcoming faulty core beliefs is the key to manifesting a fulfilling life, and what it means to live an awakened life.
Conscious Creation: 5 Steps to Embracing the Life of Your Dreams
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Nov 03, 2021
Eating Disorders & Critical Mothers w/ Paulina Pinsky
3857

On today's episode, Paulina Pinsky (daughter of Dr. Drew) gets raw & vulnerable on a variety of topics - her battle with disordered eating, the impact of growing up with a hypercritical, over bearing mother, how she has healed her relationship with her mother, and  what it's like to have a celebrity as your dad. She also discusses her new book - "It Doesn't Have to Be Awkward: Dealing with Relationships, Consent, and Other Hard-to-Talk-About Stuff", which she co-wrote with her dad.
https://www.paulinapinsky.com
www.instagram.com/mizpiggy111
It Doesn't Have to Be Awkward: Dealing with Relationships, Consent, and Other Hard-to-Talk-About Stuff by Drew Pinsky & Paulina Pinsky

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Oct 27, 2021
The Adult Children of Alcoholics Trauma Syndrome w/ Tian Dayton
3266

Returning guest Dr. Tian Dayton joins us to discuss her recently released "Adult Children of Alcoholics Workbook", in which she answers the question "What am I feeling the pain of my childhood, as an adult, when I am no longer even living at home?" Tian is a pioneer of the Adult Child movement, a senior fellow at The Meadows and author of 15 books including, "The ACOA Trauma Syndrome" and "Emotional Sobriety."
Adult Children of Alcoholics Workbook: For Children of Addiction, Dysfunction and Adverse Childhood Experiences
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Oct 20, 2021
Codependent Relationships & Broken Pickers w/ "Your Break Up Bestie"
4675

Andrea tells the tale of her first codependent relationship, the faulty beliefs and fears that resulted from this, and the subsequent impact of all future relationships. She is then joined by Kendra Allen, aka Your Break Up Bestie - who shares about her broken picker and how she managed to fix it!
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Oct 13, 2021
Abuse, Grooming & Manipulation w/ Nathan Spiteri
3915

Nathan Spiteri - child abuse survivor & advocate - joins Andrea to discuss how his memoir Toy Cars - One Man's Journey from Trauma to Triumph - "(...)a story of severe trauma, child sex abuse, grooming, and trauma bonding. "It's a story of addiction, sex, drugs and violence. But as much as it is about all of those things, Toy Cars is a story of hope, because, despite everything, Spiteri is still here to tell it."
Toy Cars by Nathan Spiteri
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Oct 06, 2021
The Real Reason Instagram & FB Are Down...
99

What the news is not reporting.... the Adult Child Patreon is the reason for FB, Instagram & WhatsApp crash. In order to save the world and show your appreciation for the Adult Child pod, sign up for the Adult Child Patreon. Sign up by Friday at the $10 tier or higher to receive a free Adult Child Former Shitshow coffee mug!

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Oct 04, 2021
The Dysfunctional Family & Sibling Dynamics
4064

In today's episode, we dive deep into the differing experiences siblings may have growing up in the same dysfunctional family. Andrea is joined by 3 sisters, who share their unique stories of what it was like growing up in an alcoholic and chaotic household, and how this has impacted their lives as adults.
www.instagram.com/mariahjeau
The PRISM Coaching Program

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Sep 29, 2021
Breaking The Stigma of Addiction w/ William Cope Moyers
3925

In today's epsidoe, Andrea gets raw and vulnerable with  William Cope Moyers - VP of Public Affairs & Community Relations at Hazelden Betty Ford. Over the past several decades, he has played an important role in breaking the stigma of addiction. As the son of journalist, political commentator and former White House Press Secretary Bill Moyers, William is the perfect example of how the disease addiction does not discriminate.  William shares about hitting bottom in sobriety, the difference between recovery and sobriety, and the importance of addressing trauma family of origin issues in addiction recovery.
Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption by William Cope Moyers
Now What?: An Insider's Guide to Addiction and Recovery by William Cope Moyers

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Sep 22, 2021
Stored Trauma & Somatic Healing w/ Marina Yanay-Triner
4097

In today's episode, we take a deep dive into unresolved trauma within the body and how to heal it. Andrea is joined by Somatic Healing Coach Marina Yanay-Triner to discuss the importance of addressing the trauma stored within the body and how somatic healing is an effective method to do so.
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Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body by Peter A. Levine Ph.D.
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
Somatic Experiencing International


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Sep 15, 2021
What Powerlessness & Unmanageability Means To An Adult Child
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In today's episode, we take a deep dive into Step 1 of the ACA program - "We admitted we were powerless over the effects of alcoholism or other family dysfunction - that our lives had become unmanageable."  It is through accepting our powerlessness and unmanageability that we gain power and create a manageable life.
Twelve Steps of Adult Children Steps Workbook
Adult Children of Alcoholics /  Dysfunctional Families

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Sep 11, 2021
We Get Guilt Feelings When We Release A Podcast Episode 1 or 2 Days Late
191

Just a heads up that this week's episode will drop either on Thursday or Friday - and I felt the need to tell you this because I'm a crazy adult child..............

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Sep 08, 2021
Spiritual Bottoms & Conscious Healing w/ Empowerment Coach Bonne Chance
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In today's episode, Andrea is joined by women's empowerment coach, Bonne Chance. Bonne obtained a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology in 2009, as well as a Certificate in Consciousness, Health and Healing in 2010 from the University of Santa Monica.  She has assisted and empowered  hundreds of people in shifting their consciousness and healing, with an expertise in  She specializes in spiritual psychology advancement, consciousness health and healing, co-dependency and addiction.
Bonne Chance Coaching
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Sep 01, 2021
Emotional Sobriety & Resiliency w/ Catherine Gildiner
3498

In today's episode, Andrea dives deep into emotional recovery with New York Times bestselling Author & retired clinical psychologist. Over the course of her 25 year old career, Cathy helped countless adult children of dysfunctional families heal their unresolved pain. In her most recent book, "Good Morning, Monster: A Therapist Shares Five Heroic Stories of Emotional Recovery ", Cathy shares about the patients that left the biggest impression on her - each of which having endured horrendous childhoods. The book is a a beautiful illustrations of the  therapeutic process of healing from the pasts from the perspective of both patient and therapist - and does so in an extremely compelling way.
Catherine's Official Website
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Aug 25, 2021
Narcissistic Abuse, CPTSD & NARM w/ Crystle Lampitt
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In today's episode we take a deep dive into little "t" trauma - what it is, what it looks like, and why it's just a serious as Big "T" Trauma. Andrea is joined by Crystle Lampitt - licensed therapist and trauma specialist - who shares about the narcissisitc relationship that led her to therapy and and the treatment model she uses with her clients to address complex trauma - NARM (NeuroAffective Relational Model).
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What Is NARM (NeuroAffective Relational Model)
Find a NARM Practitioners
"Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship" by Laurence Heller Ph.D. & Aline LaPierre Psy.D.

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Aug 18, 2021
Dr. Drew Pinsky on Addiction, Codependency & Emotional Sobriety
3483

Today Andrea is joined by none other than Dr. Drew Pinsky -  addiction medicine specialist, internist, and television star. Drew shares about his experience of growing up in an emotionally abusive household, his struggle with codependency, and a whole lot more!
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Aug 11, 2021
Manifestation & Overcoming Limiting Beliefs w/ EFT Tapping Wizard Brad Yates
3982

In today's episode, we take a deep dive into EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) aka tapping, a simple and efficient technique based off of Chinese acupuncture to overcome stress, fear, and limiting beliefs,. Andrea is joined by EFT expert, Brad Yates, to discuss the benefits of tapping, how it can used to reprogram our faulty childhood programming, and why overcoming our limiting beliefs is a crucial step in manifesting our deepest dreams and desires.
Brad Yates Website
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Your Homework
Freedom at Your Fingertips: Get Rapid Physical and Emotional Relief with the Breakthrough System of Tapping
How childhood trauma changes the brain… and how EFT and Matrix Reimprinting heal it

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Aug 04, 2021
San Francisco's Addiction Crisis w/ Former Homeless Heroin Addict Tom Wolf
3760

In today's episode, we take a deep dive into the addiction and homeless epidemic ravaging the streets of San Francisco. Andrea is joined by Thomas Wolf, a former heroin addict turned recovery advocate. Thomas shares his story of hitting rock bottom and his perspective on San Francisco's Drug Crisis.
Tom Wolf Website
Tom Wolf Twitter

The Dr. Drew Podcast (Apple)
The Dr. Drew Podcast (Spotify)

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Jul 28, 2021
Love or Trauma Bond w/ Alan Kaufman
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In today's episode, we're diving deep into trauma bonding - what it is, what it looks like, and why growing up in a dysfunctional family puts you at greater risk for trauma bonded relationship in adulthood. Then Andrea is joined by acclaimed writer Alan Kaufman, who shares about his experienced of being raised by a mother who was a Holocaust survive and their trauma bonded relationship.
Alan Kaufman's Books
Alan's Mother's Letters

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The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships by Patrick Carnes PhD
Trauma Bonding: Understanding and Overcoming the Trauma Bond in a Narcissistic Relationship: Narcissistic Relationship Recovery by Lauren Kozlowski

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Jul 22, 2021
Generational Trauma w/ Mark Wolynn
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In today's episode, Andrea dives deep with Mark Wolynn - author of the critically acclaimed best seller "It Didn't Start With You - How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle". Mark shares his wisdom on a inherited trauma, attachment trauma, the latest research and findings, and how going blind in one eye was the best thing that ever happened to him.
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Resources -
The Attachment Theory Workbook: Powerful Tools to Promote Understanding, Increase Stability, and Build Lasting Relationships by Annie Chen
101 Trauma-Informed Interventions: Activities, Exercises and Assignments to Move the Client and Therapy by Linda Curran

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Jul 14, 2021
Compulsive Spending w/ Ben Rimalower
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In today's episode, we take a deep dive into our relationship with money - about the faulty programming beliefs ingrained childhood about money and how this shapes our relationship with it for the rest of our lives. Andrea is then joined by writer, producer & Real Housewives "whisperer" - Ben Rimalower - who shares about his lifelong battle with money, which he deems as his drug of choice. 
http://www.benrimalower.com
instagram.com/benrimalower

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Resources -
Debtors Anonymous
Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz and Ted Klontz
8 Ways Your Childhood Can Affect Your Money Habits Now

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Jul 07, 2021
Childhood Trauma & Complex PTSD w/ Joe Ryan
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In today's episode, we take a deep dive into the ways resistance keeps us from healing from our childhoods, and how we can overcome it. Andrea is then joined by the host of the podcast "It's Not You, It's Your Trauma" - Joe Ryan - who shares his experience, strength and hope on how he managed to heal from the trauma that held him hostage his entire life.
https://joeryan.com
instagram.com/joeryan

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Resources -
Trauma Treatment Modalities
Do the Work Kindle  by Steven Pressfield
The Emotionally Absent Mother : How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jasmin Lee Cori

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Jun 30, 2021
The Spiritual Meaning of Pain
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In today's episode, we take a deep dive into the divine lens, the perspective that emotional pain is a gift and serves a higher purpose in our lives. Andrea is joined by Sue Frederick, spiritual intuitive and author of  "Your Divine Lens: The Secret to Finding Purpose, Healing Grief and Living in Alignment", who shares why our greatest pain is our greatest gift, and that will all have the ability to tap into our intuition to ensure we are making decisions based off our higher good and the good of others.
 Sue's website - www.careerintuitive.org
Your Divine Lens: The Secret to Finding Purpose, Healing Grief and Living in Alignment with your Soul

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Resources -
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles by Marianne Williamson
The Purpose of Pain: How to Turn Tragedy into Triumph, Because Life's Not Supposed to Suck by Jay Nixon
Help Parents Heal

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Jun 23, 2021
Breaking the Chains of Generational Trauma
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In today's episode, we are diving deep into the generational nature of family dysfunction, epigenetics, and how our DNA may be carrying the symptoms of trauma from past generations. Andrea is joined by Naome Bradshaw - singer, blog writer, adult child, and expert "historian" - who shares about the generational trauma of her own lineage over the span of 250 years!
naomebradshaw.com/blog
tiktok.com/@recoveryourjoy
instagram.com/naomebradshawdotcom

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Resources -
It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn
Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory by Elizabeth Rosner
ACE Quiz

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Jun 16, 2021
Fixing Our Broken Pickers
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In today's episode, we take a deep dive into the process of healing from Broken Picker Syndrome. Andrea shares her experience of slowing fixing her picker, and is then joined by relationship coach -  Adam Murauskas - who shares how he fixed his picker and how he helps others to do the same.
fixyourpicker.com/adultchildpodcast
instagram.com/fixyourpicker

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Resources -
Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love by Pia Mellody
Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives by Pia Mellody
The Flip_Side Laundry List

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Jun 09, 2021
Becoming our Best Self w/ Ben Kiker
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In today's episode,  we take a deep dive into unearthing our truest and highest selves. Andrea shares about her journey to live her in potential, and is then joined by performance coach, Ben Kiker.
The Ben Kiker Group
linkedin.com/in/benkiker
instagram.com/benkiker

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Resources -
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life beyond Your Wildest Dreams by Gabrielle Bernstein
CliftonStrengths Assessment

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Jun 02, 2021
Detachment w/ Kristina Wandzilak & Constance Curry
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In today's episode, Andrea dives deep into detaching with love and family recovery with co-authors of "The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter's Worst Nightmare" Kristina Wandzilak & Constance Curry. "The Lost Years" is the real life story of just such a mother and child, each giving their first-hand accounts of the years lost to addiction and despair.
The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter's Worst Nightmare
Full Circle Recovery

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Resources -
One Day at a Time by Al-Anon Family Groups
Let Go Now: Embrace Detachment as a Path to Freedom by Karen Casey
Al-Anon Family Groups

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May 26, 2021
Surviving & Thriving From Adult Child Trauma Syndrome
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In today's episode, we take a deep dive into complex PTSD - what it is, what causes it, it's symptoms, and how to the hell to heal from it. Andrea shares about her own battle with complex PTSD, and is then joined by Shannon who shares her powerful story of surviving and thriving from her tragic childhood.
survivingchildhoodtrauma.com
instagram.com/survivingchildhoodtrauma


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Resources -
Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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May 19, 2021
Adult Children of Alcoholics Pioneer Tian Dayton
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In today's episode, Andrea dives deep with author, speaker and Adult Child expert - Tian Dayton. Tian shares her wisdom on a variety of adult child topics - from how the movement began, the ACOA trauma syndrome, codependency and much much more!
Tian's website

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Resources -
The ACOA Trauma Syndrome: The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships
by Tian Dayton
Emotional Sobriety: From Relationship Trauma to Resilience and Balance by Tian Dayton

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May 12, 2021
Codependency & Acting Drunk When You're Sober
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In today's episode, we take a deep dive into codependency. Andrea shares the rest of the Brian #2 story (!!!!), and then is joined by Nina Renata Aron, author of "Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls: A Memoir of Women, Addiction, and Love". 
Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls: A Memoir of Women, Addiction, and Love by Nina Renata Aron

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Resources -
Codependent-No-More-Controlling-Yourself by by Melody Beattie 
The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today's Generation Melody Beattie
Codependents Anonymous

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May 05, 2021
Broken Picker Syndrome & Cringeworthy Dating Stories
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In today's episode, Andrea shares more cringeworthy dating stories and about her broken man-picker. Then struggle  us all about her  "broken man-picker". Then, she talks to her BFF and broken picker syndrome survivor, Jessica, and how she was able to fix her picker.
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Episode Resources -
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find--and Keep-- Love
by Amir Levine
Emotional Sobriety: From Relationship Trauma to Resilience and Balance
Book
by Tian Dayton

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Apr 28, 2021
Alcoholism, Why You Should be Grateful I Don't Drink & What Truly Lies Beneath Addiction
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In today's episode, Andrea shares about the hot mess she once was (is?!?) and why the world is a much better place now that she's sober. Then she speaks with TJ Woodward, the founder of Conscious Recovery, a recovery method that goes beyond simply treating symptoms and addresses the underlying root causes to addiction.

https://www.tjwoodward.com/

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Episode Resources -

Alcoholics Anonymous
National Institute on Drug Abuse
If You Loved Me, You'd Stop!: What You Really Need to Know When Your Loved One Drinks Too Much by Lisa Frederiksen


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Apr 21, 2021
Toxic Shame, Slut Shaming & Being Gay When Your Dad is a Pastor
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In today’s episode, we take a deep dive into one of the most damaging repercussions of growing up in a dysfunctional family – toxic shame. We are talking about becoming the school slut in the 7th grade, being gay when your dad is a pastor, and what happens when shame becomes one’s identity.

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Episode Resources -

Healing the Shame that Binds You by John Bradshaw
It Wasn't Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion Paperback by Beverly Engel 

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Apr 14, 2021
The Dysfunctional Family & the Scapegoat
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On this week's episode, we are digging in deep on the experience of growing up in a dysfunctional family.  Andrea shares her experience of becoming the scapegoat ("identified patient") in her family, and then talks to her friend, Eric, who shares his experience of growing up in an abusive home. We also talk about why speaking our truth is the only path to freedom, but why this doesn't mean blaming your parents.

"It Will Never Happen to Me: Growing Up with Addiction as Youngsters, Adolescents, and Adults" by Claudia Black
"It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle" by Mark Wolynn
"Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantage of a Painful Childhood" by Wayne Muller

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Apr 07, 2021
Adult Child & Why I’ll Never Date Another Guy Named Brian
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In today's episode,  Andrea tells you how she came to learn that she was an adult child and why she'll NEVER date another guy named Brian. Then she lays the groundwork for what lies ahead in the podcast - what is an adult child, where the term came from, and the common characteristics to help you determine whether or you're an adult child.

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Episode resources -
Adult Children: Alcoholic / Dysfunctional Families"
Adult Children of Alcoholics" by Dr. Janet Woititz
25 Questions: Am I an Adult Child?"

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Mar 31, 2021
Coming soon: Adult Child (Trailer)
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A deep dive into the impact of growing up in a dysfunctional family. Join Andrea and guests for vulnerable and filterless conversations about what it means to be an adult child - from codependency, toxic shame, addiction and much much more.

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Feb 06, 2021