Just Healing

MenHealing

Just Healing' is a groundbreaking podcast fostering candid conversations that destigmatize trauma's intersectionality and celebrate unique healing paths. Join us on a transformative journey diving into meaningful discussions, personal stories, and multifaceted healing methods. Through shared experiences and resilience, 'Just Healing' offers inspiration, empathy, and diverse insights. Our guests bring cultural, societal, and personal perspectives to light, highlighting various approaches to healing. Tune in for narratives that dismantle stigma, encourage self-care, and foster understanding. read less
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Generation Heal: A "Just Healing" Minisode
5d ago
Generation Heal: A "Just Healing" Minisode
Explore diverse healing journeys on 'Just Healing,' a podcast that destigmatizes trauma through candid conversations, personal stories, and a celebration of unique healing paths. In this special "minisode" from the Just Healing podcast, we are thrilled to have Dr. Debra back to introduce the newest addition to the Just Healing team, 14-year-old Lawrence Carey! Their dialogue serves as a preview for Lawrence's new short video series, "Just a Thought..." Inspired by the Just Healing podcast, Lawrence created "Just a Thought..." as a complementary series, delving into a fresh perspective on healing, infused with his unique style of humor for a new generation. ——————————————————— CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:22 Who is Lawrence Carey? 1:36 Exploring Healing and Superpowers 4:20 Just A Thought, Episode 01 ——————————————————— 🙏🏼Thank You for Tuning In! If this episode resonates with you, consider sharing it with others who might benefit from the discussion. Together, let’s listen, let's learn, let's heal. 🌟 Subscribe to Just Healing: Don’t miss an episode—subscribe for updates on new discussions and insights into healing and resilience. 🎧Just Healing on ⁠⁠Spotify⁠⁠ 🍏Just Healing on ⁠⁠Apple Podcasts⁠⁠ ▶️Just Healing on ⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠ ——————————————————— Connect with host, Dr. Debra by visiting www.drdebrawarner.net Connect with MenHealing:⁠⁠ www.menhealing.org⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠Facebook ⁠⁠| ⁠⁠X ⁠⁠| ⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠ Give us your feedback: ⁠⁠Click Here⁠⁠ ——————————————————— ⁠⁠RAINN⁠⁠ National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Cause & Effect: Insights Into The World of Intimate Partner Violence Research
May 3 2024
Cause & Effect: Insights Into The World of Intimate Partner Violence Research
Explore diverse healing journeys on 'Just Healing,' a podcast that destigmatizes trauma through candid conversations, personal stories, and a celebration of unique healing paths. In this conversation, Michael Munson is joined by Ryan Shorey and Greg Stuart to discuss academic research on intimate partner violence (IPV). They explore the evolution of language and understanding around IPV, the importance of research in informing interventions and prevention efforts, and the challenges of translating research into practice. They also touch on the reciprocal relationship between substance use and violence, both as a coping mechanism for survivors and as a factor contributing to perpetration. The conversation emphasizes the need for trust, collaboration, and a holistic approach to addressing IPV. The conversation explores the relationship between substance use and intimate partner violence (IPV), highlighting the complex interplay between trauma, substance use, and aggression. The guests discuss how alcohol and certain drugs, such as cocaine and methamphetamine, can increase the risk of violence. They also touch on the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and minority stress on substance use and violence. The conversation emphasizes the importance of seeking help and the availability of effective treatments for trauma and substance use. The guests acknowledge the need for inclusive language and measures in research to better capture the experiences of diverse populations. ——————————————————— CHAPTERS 00:00 Introduction and Background 07:08 The Evolution of Language and Understanding around IPV 15:30 The Role of Research in Informing Interventions and Prevention Efforts 26:18 Building Trust and Collaboration for Effective Dissemination of Research 35:22 The Reciprocal Relationship between Substance Use and Violence 45:56 Taking a Holistic Approach to Addressing Intimate Partner Violence 51:37 Exploring the Impact of Different Drugs on Violence 57:02 The Importance of Inclusive Language and Measures in Research 01:05:11 Seeking Help: A Path to Healing from Substance Use and Trauma 01:08:57 Understanding the Role of Trauma in Substance Use and Violence 01:12:56 Listening, Learning, and Healing: Addressing the Complexities of Substance Use, Trauma, and Violence ——————————————————— 🙏🏼Thank You for Tuning In! If this episode resonates with you, consider sharing it with others who might benefit from the discussion. Together, let’s listen, let's learn, let's heal. 🌟 Subscribe to Just Healing: Don’t miss an episode—subscribe for updates on new discussions and insights into healing and resilience. 🎧Just Healing on ⁠Spotify⁠ 🍏Just Healing on ⁠Apple Podcasts⁠ ▶️Just Healing on ⁠YouTube⁠ ——————————————————— Connect with host, Michael Munson and learn more about his organization by visiting ⁠forge-forward.org⁠ Connect with MenHealing:⁠www.menhealing.org⁠ ⁠Instagram⁠ | ⁠Facebook ⁠| ⁠X ⁠| ⁠LinkedIn⁠ Give us your feedback: ⁠Click Here⁠ ——————————————————— ⁠RAINN⁠ National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Bodies & Boundaries: Embodying Healing Through Trauma-Informed Practices
Apr 26 2024
Bodies & Boundaries: Embodying Healing Through Trauma-Informed Practices
Explore diverse healing journeys on 'Just Healing,' a podcast that destigmatizes trauma through candid conversations, personal stories, and a celebration of unique healing paths. In this episode, host Michael Munson invites Molly Boeder-Harris to explore her profound journey from trauma to transformation. As a survivor of sexual trauma, Molly shares her transition from activism to founding The Breathe Network, a nonprofit aimed at providing holistic, trauma-informed healing resources for sexual trauma survivors. Dive into this inspiring discussion that offers deep insights into the importance of personalized healing and the power of resilience. 📌 Note to Listeners: If you or someone you know is navigating the challenges of healing after sexual trauma, The Breathe Network offers resources and support tailored to individual healing journeys. 🔗 Check out: The Breathe Network 💌 Contact Molly: molly@thebreathenetwork.org ——————————————————— CHAPTERS 00:00 Introduction and Background 02:54 Navigating Career Shifts 05:27 Holistic Approaches to Healing 06:33 Insights into Trauma Response and Recovery 07:18 Exploring The Breathe Network 08:37 What Does Being Trauma-Informed Really Mean? 10:13 The Role of Resilience in Healing 12:25 Exploring Diverse Healing Modalities 18:13 The Role of Rest in Healing 23:20 Building Safety and Trust in Healing Practices 29:07 Limitations of Traditional Therapy 32:21 The Importance of Body-Based Practices 36:11 The Power of Joy in Healing 40:59 Addressing Male Survivors' Needs 44:14 Ensuring Consent and Safety 51:26 Listening to and Trusting Our Bodies ——————————————————— 🙏🏼Thank You for Tuning In! If this episode resonates with you, consider sharing it with others who might benefit from the discussion. Together, let’s listen, let's learn, let's heal. 🌟 Subscribe to Just Healing: Don’t miss an episode—subscribe for updates on new discussions and insights into healing and resilience. 🎧Just Healing on Spotify 🍏Just Healing on Apple Podcasts ▶️Just Healing on YouTube ——————————————————— Connect with host, Michael Munson and learn more about his organization by visiting forge-forward.org Connect with MenHealing: www.menhealing.org Instagram | Facebook | X | LinkedIn Give us your feedback: Click Here ——————————————————— RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
New Perspectives: Confronting and Responding to Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys
Apr 19 2024
New Perspectives: Confronting and Responding to Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys
In this episode, Louie Marven shares insights into his role as a project coordinator at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and discusses the complex landscape of sexual violence against men. Louie and Michael explore the cultural and societal barriers that often prevent male survivors from seeking help, emphasizing the need for inclusive support systems. They also touch upon the intersectionality of sexual violence, highlighting how societal norms around masculinity influence the experiences and recovery of survivors. Episode Highlights: Understanding the NSVRC: Learn about the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's role in supporting anti-violence fields and their specialized efforts toward male survivors of sexual assault. Deconstructing Myths: Discussion on the common myths surrounding male sexual violence and how these misconceptions hinder the healing process. Role of Culture and Society: Explore how cultural messages about masculinity affect male survivors and the public's perception of male vulnerability. Resources and Support: Insight into the resources and training programs available for those working with male survivors, highlighting the importance of tailored support. Impact of Past Roles: Louie discusses his previous decade-long involvement in the LGBTQ movement and how it informs his current work with sexual violence survivors. Educational Initiatives: Highlighting upcoming webinars and training sessions designed to equip service providers with the necessary tools to support male survivors effectively. Personal Reflections: Both Louie and Michael share personal stories that have shaped their understanding and approach to advocacy in the realm of sexual violence. This episode not only provides valuable information for service providers and advocates but also offers a space for survivors and the general public to understand the nuanced realities of male sexual violence. With Louie's expert insights and Michael's thoughtful questioning, listeners are invited to rethink their perspectives and advocate for more comprehensive support systems. 👀Watch Just Healing Episodes on ⁠YouTube⁠ 👉 Remember to like, subscribe, comment, and share this podcast. Your support helps us reach more people and create a positive impact. ------------------------------- About Louie Marven: Louie Marven is a project coordinator at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, developing training on preventing sexual assault and supporting male survivors, among other topics. Previously, he was a leader in the LGBTQ movement in central Pennsylvania, where he helped establish a community center and developed programs for LGBTQ individuals. ------------------------------- National Sexual Violence Resource Center: 🖱️Website 🖱️Podcast 🖱️Instagram🖱️Facebook 🖱️X 💻MenHealing/NSVRC Webinar Series ----------------------------------- You can connect with host, ⁠⁠⁠Michael Munson⁠⁠⁠ and learn more about his organization, FORGE by visiting ⁠⁠⁠www.forge-forward.org⁠⁠⁠ ----------------------------------- MenHealing is a nonprofit dedicated to providing hope, healing, and support for male survivors of sexual trauma and violence. Our mission is to break the silence surrounding male trauma, offering resources, workshops, and a platform where survivors can share their stories and find a community of understanding and support. Connect with MenHealing: Visit our Website: ⁠⁠www.menhealing.org⁠⁠ Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠ Like us on ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠ Find us on ⁠⁠X⁠⁠ Check us out on ⁠⁠LinkedIn ⁠⁠ We want to hear from you! We value feedback on all of our work, including this podcast! Click ⁠⁠HERE⁠⁠ to share your thoughts.⁠ ----------------------------------- If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, ⁠⁠RAINN⁠⁠ can help. Call 1-800-656-4673. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
The Sound of Justice: Redefining Justice & Healing by Embracing the Diversity of Human Experience
Apr 5 2024
The Sound of Justice: Redefining Justice & Healing by Embracing the Diversity of Human Experience
In this deeply moving episode of Just Healing, join Michael and his guest, visionary advocate Liam Esposito, as he shares his remarkable journey of healing, advocacy, and the pursuit of a more inclusive world for deaf survivors of violence. Their powerful discussion invites you to imagine a world where justice and healing are accessible to all, grounded in the strength of our shared humanity. Why Watch? Uncover the Challenges: Discover the unique obstacles faced by deaf survivors and the systemic gaps in providing them with the support they need. A Personal Journey: Liam Esposito opens up about his own experiences with trauma and how they've fueled his mission to activate change and empower deaf communities. Redefining Justice and Healing: Learn about Esposito's innovative approach to justice that prioritizes love, empathy, and community over traditional punitive measures. Empowerment Through Advocacy: Be inspired by the groundbreaking work being done to provide deaf survivors with the resources, support, and recognition they deserve. Find out how you can contribute to a world where every survivor is seen and heard, and their healing journey is supported. About Liam Esposito: Liam Esposito (he/him), a white deaf autistic trans man, is the project director of Deaf-Led Advocacy at Activating Change. Prior to joining Activating Change, Liam was a Senior Lecturer at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) teaching Criminal Justice courses and was also the executive director of IGNITE - one of the 20 for deaf, by deaf anti-violence programs in the United States. Subscribe to JUST HEALING: Stay connected with our podcast for more inspiring stories, expert interviews, and resources focused on healing and empowerment for trauma survivors. ➡️ Subscribe Now Connect with Us: Visit our Website: www.menhealing.org Follow us on Instagram Like us on Facebook Find us on X Check us out on LinkedIn We want to hear from you! At MenHealing, we value feedback on all of our healing work and projects, including this podcast! Click HERE to share your thoughts. You can connect with host, Michael Munson by visiting FORGE at www.forge-forward.org This podcast is produced in collaboration with MenHealing, a nonprofit dedicated to providing hope, healing, and support for male survivors of sexual trauma and violence. Our mission is to break the silence surrounding male trauma, offering resources, workshops, and a platform where survivors can share their stories and find a community of understanding and support. Join us in our mission to heal and empower. You can donate, check out our healing events, videos, and other resources at www.menhealing.org If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, RAINN can help. Call their National Sexual Assault Hotline to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. Call 1-800-656-4673. #DeafSurvivors #HealingJourney #Advocacy #MenHealing #LiamEsposito #InclusiveAdvocacy #Empowerment #Subscribe Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to Just Healing for more empowering content designed to support male survivors on their journey towards healing. Your support helps us reach more individuals in need of hope and healing. #MenHealing #HealingTogether #SupportSurvivors --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Eyes Wide Open: Understanding the Red Flags, Nuances, and Realities of Stalking
Mar 29 2024
Eyes Wide Open: Understanding the Red Flags, Nuances, and Realities of Stalking
In this episode of JUST HEALING, ⁠Michael Munson⁠ sits down with the remarkable Jennifer Landhuis, Director of the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) to shed light on a topic that touches the lives of many, yet remains shrouded in mystery and misconceptions: stalking. With over 26 years of experience in addressing stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault, Jennifer brings invaluable insights and advice on understanding, preventing, and responding to the issue. Key Takeaways: Defining Stalking: Understanding stalking as a pattern of behavior causing fear or emotional distress, often perpetrated by someone the victim knows. The Emotional Impact of Stalking: Highlighting the psychological effects and the importance of recognizing the emotional distress caused by stalking behaviors. Stalking Among Men: A closer look at the prevalence of stalking in men, challenging common stereotypes and emphasizing the need for broader awareness. Data-Driven Approaches: SPARC's commitment to utilizing data to inform and improve stalking prevention and intervention strategies. Support and Resources: Discussing the importance of documentation, support networks, and accessible resources for victims and survivors. Community and Allyship: The role of the community in recognizing, responding to, and preventing stalking, including the importance of inclusive support for all victims. Jennifer Landhuis's expertise and compassion shine throughout the conversation, offering listeners not just a deeper understanding of stalking but also practical advice on supporting victims and advocating for change. Whether you're a professional in the field, a loved one of someone experiencing stalking, or someone interested in making a difference, this episode is a must-listen. About Jennifer: Jennifer Landhuis, with 26 years of expertise, leads the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) as Director, focusing on stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault education and resources. Since launching SPARC at AEquitas in 2017, she has advanced national training and collaboration efforts. Her prior roles include social change leadership at the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence and advocacy at crisis centers. Landhuis holds a BA from Midland University and an MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. She is based in Boise, Idaho. To learn more about Jennifer and their work, visit www.stalkingawareness.org or Jennifer's LinkedIn. Connect with Us: Subscribe to our podcast and ⁠⁠YouTube channel⁠⁠ for more insightful episodes. Follow us on social media to stay updated on upcoming episodes and join the conversation. Share this episode with your network to spread awareness and understanding of trauma-informed care for survivors of violence. Facebook: ⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/menhealing⁠⁠ Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/menhealing⁠⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/menhealing⁠⁠ X: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/menhealing⁠⁠ We want to hear from you! At MenHealing, we value feedback on all of our healing work and projects, including this podcast! Click ⁠⁠HERE ⁠⁠to share your thoughts. You can connect with host, Michael Munson by visiting: ⁠⁠FORGE⁠⁠ This podcast is produced in collaboration with ⁠⁠MenHealing⁠⁠, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide accessible resources and community for any male or male identifying survivor of sexual harm. MenHealing's aim is to help, heal, inspire, and break isolation for survivors. You can donate, check out our healing events, videos, and other resources at ⁠⁠menhealing.org⁠⁠ If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, ⁠⁠RAINN⁠⁠ can help. Call their National Sexual Assault Hotline to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. Call 1-800-656-4673. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Making the Invisible Visible: Language and Legislation Through a Queer and Trans Lens
Mar 22 2024
Making the Invisible Visible: Language and Legislation Through a Queer and Trans Lens
In this important episode, Michael Munson is joined by Emil Rudicell. Their conversation takes us into the complexities of current socio-political challenges, the essence of identity, and the transformative power of community support. Emil, with a wealth of experience in the anti-violence field and an unwavering commitment to creating inclusive spaces, brings to light the nuances of navigating life and advocacy within the intersections of diverse identities. Their work, rooted in Florida's vibrant yet challenging environment, underscores the significance of understanding and addressing the multifaceted layers of violence and discrimination that impact our communities. Highlights of the Episode: The Multifaceted Journey of Emil Rudicell: Learn about Emil’s extensive experience in anti-violence efforts, peer support, and training individuals in crisis intervention, highlighting their transformative work in Florida's domestic violence prevention landscape. Understanding Identity and Trans Experiences: Dive into an insightful exploration of what it means to be transgender, non-binary, and the importance of self-definition in a world that often clings to binary constructs. Navigating the Current Socio-Political Landscape: Unpack the impact of anti-trans legislation and other forms of systemic discrimination on education, healthcare, and community wellbeing, with a focus on Florida's specific challenges. The Power of Language and Representation: Reflect on the significance of language in shaping our understanding of identity, community, and resistance, exploring the dynamics of self-identification versus societal labeling. Building Bridges Through Intersectionality: Discover how intersecting identities and experiences can serve as a foundation for solidarity, activism, and the pursuit of a more inclusive and compassionate world. Envisioning Healing and Community Care: Engage with thoughts on how healing, both individual and collective, plays a crucial role in confronting and overcoming the traumas inflicted by violence and exclusion. Tune in to Just Healing for this thought-provoking episode, and let's continue to learn, grow, and heal together. About Emil Rudicell: Emil Rudicell is from north Florida. They have been a community organizer and activist in a broad range of overlapping movements, with a focus on anti-violence movements, reproductive justice, and youth leadership. Emil brings over 20 years of experience working in direct service providing crisis intervention and peer counseling. Emil has supported youth organizing and conflict resolution groups in DC and Florida. They worked for five years training staff at a national crisis hotline for reproductive health. Emil joins FORGE from seven years of statewide work preventing and responding to domestic violence through supporting service providers with training and technical assistance. They dream of a world without violence, with communities that take care of each other and have the support everyone needs. To get there, Emil’s work has focused on helping communities and organizations with strategic planning, capacity building, improving services, and working towards social change. Outside of work, Emil loves the ocean and all of the weird, fantastic nature of the land around them. You can learn more about the work Emil does by visiting FORGE and Trans-Survivors Connect with Us: Subscribe to our podcast and ⁠YouTube channel⁠ for more insightful episodes. Follow us on social media to stay updated on upcoming episodes and join the conversation. Share this episode with your network to spread awareness and understanding of trauma-informed care for survivors of violence. Facebook: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/menhealing⁠ Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/menhealing⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/menhealing⁠ X: ⁠https://twitter.com/menhealing⁠ We want to hear from you! At MenHealing, we value feedback on all of our healing work and projects, including this podcast! Click ⁠HERE ⁠to share your thoughts. You can connect with host, Michael Munson by visiting: ⁠FORGE⁠ This podcast is produced in collaboration with ⁠MenHealing⁠, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide accessible resources and community for any male or male identifying survivor of sexual harm. MenHealing's aim is to help, heal, inspire, and break isolation for survivors. You can donate, check out our healing events, videos, and other resources at ⁠menhealing.org⁠ If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, ⁠RAINN⁠ can help. Call their National Sexual Assault Hotline to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. Call 1-800-656-4673. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Start by Believing: Inside the World of Forensic Nursing
Mar 15 2024
Start by Believing: Inside the World of Forensic Nursing
In this first episode of Just Healing with new host, Michael Munson, we welcome Karen Carroll, a seasoned forensic nurse with over four decades of dedicated service in the field of forensic nursing. Karen brings her extensive experience and deep compassion to the discussion, shedding light on the critical and often misunderstood realm of trauma-informed care for survivors of violence. Throughout the episode, Karen eloquently articulates the essence of her role, emphasizing the importance of patient autonomy, the complexities surrounding male survivors of sexual assault, and the transformative power of understanding and empathy in the healing journey. Episode Highlights: Empowering Survivors: Karen delves into the core of trauma-informed care, emphasizing the pivotal role of giving control back to survivors by respecting their choices and acknowledging their autonomy. Addressing Societal Stigmas: The episode takes a hard look at the barriers male and masculine-identified survivors face, including societal misconceptions and the deep-seated stigma around seeking help. The Forensic Nurse's Role: Karen outlines her duties as a forensic nurse, a bridge between healthcare and the criminal justice system, ensuring compassionate care while maintaining an objective stance for legal integrity. Understanding Trauma's Impact: Insights into the physiological and psychological responses to trauma highlight the importance of early intervention and the long-term consequences of unaddressed trauma. Comprehensive Care Approach: Discussion on the need for a multifaceted approach to healing, addressing not only the immediate physical needs but also the psychological and emotional support for survivors. About Karen Carroll: Karen Carroll's career spans over 40 years as a Registered Nurse, with significant contributions as a Forensic Nursing Specialist. Her expertise in providing Training and Technical Assistance, along with her role in establishing and directing forensic acute care teams, underscores her commitment to enhancing care for survivors of sexual assault. As a survivor of marital rape, Karen's personal insights and professional accomplishments, including her extensive work as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and her impactful presentations worldwide, make her voice uniquely powerful and essential in the discourse on sexual assault and trauma-informed care. Tune in to this episode to understand the depth of trauma-informed care, the unique challenges faced by male survivors, and the vital role empathy and informed care play in the healing process. Karen Carroll's experience and insights offer invaluable lessons on compassion, understanding, and the critical need for societal change in addressing the aftermath of violence. Connect with Us: Subscribe to our podcast and YouTube channel for more insightful episodes. Follow us on social media to stay updated on upcoming episodes and join the conversation. Share this episode with your network to spread awareness and understanding of trauma-informed care for survivors of violence. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/menhealing Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/menhealing LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/menhealing X: https://twitter.com/menhealing We want to hear from you! At MenHealing, we value feedback on all of our healing work and projects, including this podcast! Click HERE to share your thoughts. You can connect with host, Michael Munson by visiting: FORGE This podcast is produced in collaboration with MenHealing, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide accessible resources and community for any male or male identifying survivor of sexual harm. MenHealing's aim is to help, heal, inspire, and break isolation for survivors. You can donate, check out our healing events, videos, and other resources at menhealing.org If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, RAINN can help. Call their National Sexual Assault Hotline to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. Call 1-800-656-4673. #traumainformedcare #ForensicNursing #MaleSurvivors #SexualAssaultAwareness #HealingJourney #EmpathyInCare #SocietalChange #KarenCarroll #PodcastEpisode --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Listen. Learn. Heal: Revisiting Dr. Debra's Best Moments
Mar 1 2024
Listen. Learn. Heal: Revisiting Dr. Debra's Best Moments
In this special bonus episode of Just Healing, we look back at some of best and most impactful moments from Dr. Debra's last 8 episodes. Join us as we rediscover humanity in conversations around trauma and celebrate all the unique paths we take to healing. THANK YOU to Dr. Debra for being our wonderful host for this first lag of Season 2 of Just Healing! Stay tuned for new episodes coming soon with our next host, Michael Munson! Remember, healing is a collective journey, and you are worthy. Don't miss out on these transformative conversations! Dr. Debra's Links: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Website⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Note: This conversation includes some content that might not be suitable for all audiences and ages. The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of MenHealing. #JustHealingPodcast #Resilience #HealingJourney #Inspiration #PodcastCommunity #MentalHealthAwareness #YouAreWorthy Join us for new episodes throughout 2024, where we'll continue to spread the message of hope and healing and welcome Just Healing's other three new co-hosts, ⁠⁠⁠Michael Munson⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Greg Cason⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Jayce Baron⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. It's going to be an exciting year. And remember, you are worthy, trauma does not define us and healing is a collective journey. This podcast is produced by Dr. Debra, in collaboration with ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠MenHealing⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide accessible resources and community for any male or male identifying survivor of sexual harm. MenHealing's aim is to help, heal, inspire, and break isolation for survivors. You can donate, check out our healing events, videos, and other resources at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.menhealing.org⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Connect with MenHealing on social media! ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠X⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ We want to hear from you! At MenHealing, we value feedback on all of our healing work and projects, including this podcast! ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠CLICK HERE⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to share your thoughts. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠RAINN ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠can help. Call their National Sexual Assault Hotline to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. Call 1-800-656-4673. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Meet the Team: Stepping Into a New Chapter of "Just Healing"
Feb 26 2024
Meet the Team: Stepping Into a New Chapter of "Just Healing"
Welcome to the next episode of "Just Healing." In this installment, Dr. Debra introduces Just Healing's new host Michael Munson! He is the executive director of Forge, a renowned national trans anti-violence organization. Michael brings a wealth of experience and insight to our podcast! As Michael takes the reins for upcoming episodes, they promise a diverse range of topics, reflecting the complexity of healing journeys. From forensic nursing to discussions on stalking and technology crimes, each guest brings unique expertise and perspectives. Through engaging dialogues, Michael and his guests aim to dismantle stereotypes and promote empathy. Our podcast isn't just about sharing stories; it's about creating connections and promoting healing. Michael's blend of seriousness and playfulness ensures each episode will be both informative and relatable. By listening with compassion, we validate survivors' experiences and foster a safe space for growth. Join us on this journey of learning and healing as we explore the intersections of trauma, identity, and resilience. Through meaningful conversations and genuine connections, we hope to inspire positive change and empower individuals to embrace their healing paths. Tune in to "Just Healing" as we embark on this next chapter in our transformative journey together. Let's listen, learn, and heal. Michael's Links: Forge Website, MenHealing Website, LinkedIn, Forge Instagram, Forge X, Forge Facebook Dr. Debra's Links: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Website⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Note: This conversation includes some content that might not be suitable for all audiences and ages. The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of MenHealing. #JustHealingPodcast #TransAdvocacy #HealingJourneys #ForgeCommunity #TransViolenceAwareness #IntersectionalHealing Join us for new episodes throughout 2024, where we'll continue to spread the message of hope and healing and welcome Just Healing's other three new co-hosts, ⁠⁠Michael Munson⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Greg Cason⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Jayce Baron⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. It's going to be an exciting year. And remember, you are worthy, trauma does not define us and healing is a collective journey. This podcast is produced by Dr. Debra, in collaboration with ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠MenHealing⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide accessible resources and community for any male or male identifying survivor of sexual harm. MenHealing's aim is to help, heal, inspire, and break isolation for survivors. You can donate, check out our healing events, videos, and other resources at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.menhealing.org⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Connect with MenHealing on social media! ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠X⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ We want to hear from you! At MenHealing, we value feedback on all of our healing work and projects, including this podcast! ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠CLICK HERE⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to share your thoughts. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠RAINN ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠can help. Call their National Sexual Assault Hotline to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. Call 1-800-656-4673. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Meet the Team: Redefining Strength Through Stories, Advocacy, and Entertainment
Feb 16 2024
Meet the Team: Redefining Strength Through Stories, Advocacy, and Entertainment
After seven fantastic episodes with the incomparable Dr. Debra⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, she is getting ready to pass the torch on to our next amazing co-host, executive director and advocate, Michael Munson! Get excited! Michael will be bringing a whole new set of wonderful guests and fresh perspectives to Just Healing in just a few weeks! BUT FIRST... In this episode, Dr. Debra welcomes survivor advocate, activist, and upcoming Fall host of Just Healing, Jayce Baron to the Just Healing team! Jayce gives us a tease of the themes he wants to explore including the impact of authentic storytelling, the dark side of the entertainment industry, and the intersection of spirituality and healing. Jayce encourages listeners to recognize their worth and embrace personal empowerment for positive change. Join the movement for awareness and healing—subscribe, like, and share today! Jayce Baron's Links: ⁠Website⁠,⁠ Instagram⁠, X, ⁠LinkedIn⁠, YouTube⁠, Dr. Debra's Links: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Website⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Note: This conversation includes some content that might not be suitable for all audiences and ages. The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of MenHealing. #JustHealingPodcast #JayceBaron #SurvivorEmpowerment #Advocacy #EntertainmentForChange #Mindfulness #lgtbq #blackvoices Join us for new episodes throughout 2024, where we'll continue to spread the message of hope and healing and welcome Just Healing's other three new co-hosts, ⁠Michael Munson⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Greg Cason⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Jayce Baron⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. It's going to be an exciting year. And remember, you are worthy, trauma does not define us and healing is a collective journey. This podcast is produced by Dr. Debra, in collaboration with ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠MenHealing⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide accessible resources and community for any male or male identifying survivor of sexual harm. MenHealing's aim is to help, heal, inspire, and break isolation for survivors. You can donate, check out our healing events, videos, and other resources at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.menhealing.org⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Connect with MenHealing on social media! ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠X⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ We want to hear from you! At MenHealing, we value feedback on all of our healing work and projects, including this podcast! ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠CLICK HERE⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to share your thoughts. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠RAINN ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠can help. Call their National Sexual Assault Hotline to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. Call 1-800-656-4673. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Meet the Team: Exploring Fear, Positivity, and Healing
Feb 9 2024
Meet the Team: Exploring Fear, Positivity, and Healing
Join Dr. Debra⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ as she introduces one of Just Healing’s upcoming co-hosts, psychologist and TV personality, Dr. Greg Cason! While teasing us with the themes he wants to explore this summer on Just Healing, Greg spills his insights on the dynamics of fear, positive thinking, compassion, and how the journey to self-acceptance is key to overcoming life’s challenges. Don't miss this one! Welcome to the Just Healing family, Dr. Cason! Join the movement for awareness and healing—subscribe, like, and share today! Greg Cason's Links: Website, Instagram, LinkedIn, Off the Couch Podcast, YouTube, LA Shrinks Dr. Debra's Links: ⁠⁠⁠⁠Website⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Note: This conversation includes some content that might not be suitable for all audiences and ages. The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of MenHealing. #JustHealingPodcast #GregCason #HealingJourney #MentalHealthMatters #SelfCompassion #MaleSurvivors #VulnerabilityInHealing Join us for a new episode each week throughout 2024, where we'll continue to spread the message of hope and healing and welcome Just Healing's other three new co-hosts, Michael Munson⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Greg Cason⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Jayce Baron⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. It's going to be an exciting year. And remember, you are worthy, trauma does not define us and healing is a collective journey. This podcast is produced by Dr. Debra, in collaboration with ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠MenHealing⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide accessible resources and community for any male or male identifying survivor of sexual harm. MenHealing's aim is to help, heal, inspire, and break isolation for survivors. You can donate, check out our healing events, videos, and other resources at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.menhealing.org⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Connect with MenHealing on social media! ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠X⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ We want to hear from you! At MenHealing, we value feedback on all of our healing work and projects, including this podcast! ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠CLICK HERE⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to share your thoughts. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠RAINN ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠can help. Call their National Sexual Assault Hotline to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. Call 1-800-656-4673. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
From the Frontlines: Understanding Active Shooter Safety and Response
Feb 2 2024
From the Frontlines: Understanding Active Shooter Safety and Response
Dr. Debra⁠⁠⁠ discusses the difficult, but critical, topic of active shooter training and response with the esteemed Retired Captain Ann Young. With a distinguished 35-year career at the Los Angeles Police Department and now an influential lecturer, Captain Young brings unparalleled insights into the complexities of law enforcement's response to active shooter situations and shares strategies for survival and safety. Join the movement for awareness and healing—subscribe, like, and share today! For more resources and to learn about Captain Young's active shooter training course, visit Dr. Debra's website. Dr. Debra's Links: ⁠⁠⁠Website⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Note: This conversation includes some content that might not be suitable for all audiences and ages. The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of MenHealing. #ActiveShooterResponse #PoliceTraining #SchoolSafety #PublicSafety #EmergencyPreparedness #PodcastEpisode #LawEnforcement #CommunitySafety Join us for a new episode each week throughout 2024, where we'll continue to spread the message of hope and healing and welcome Just Healing's other three new co-hosts, ⁠⁠⁠⁠Timothy Du Vall Brown⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Greg Cason⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠Jayce Baron⁠⁠⁠⁠. It's going to be an exciting year. And remember, you are worthy, trauma does not define us and healing is a collective journey. This podcast is produced by Dr. Debra, in collaboration with ⁠⁠⁠⁠MenHealing⁠⁠⁠⁠, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide accessible resources and community for any male or male identifying survivor of sexual harm. MenHealing's aim is to help, heal, inspire, and break isolation for survivors. You can donate, check out our healing events, videos, and other resources at ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.menhealing.org⁠⁠⁠⁠ Connect with MenHealing on social media! ⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook,⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn,⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠X⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠ We want to hear from you! At MenHealing, we value feedback on all of our healing work and projects, including this podcast! ⁠⁠⁠⁠CLICK HERE⁠⁠⁠⁠ to share your thoughts. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, ⁠⁠⁠⁠RAINN ⁠⁠⁠⁠can help. Call their National Sexual Assault Hotline to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. Call 1-800-656-4673. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Echoes of a Scandal: Confronting Systemic and Organizational Failure in the Wake of R. Kelly
Jan 26 2024
Echoes of a Scandal: Confronting Systemic and Organizational Failure in the Wake of R. Kelly
Dive into the complexities of the R. Kelly scandal in our latest podcast episode with Dr. Debra⁠ and organizational psychologist Dr. Albert Edwards. This episode offers a critical analysis of the case, examining the roles of leadership, organizational failure, and community silence in such situations. We discuss the cultural and societal effects of R. Kelly's actions, systemic failures, and the influence of celebrity culture. Dr. Edwards provides insights into how organizational culture can enable these issues and the importance of responsible leadership. The episode also looks at the impact on the black community and broader societal implications. Join us for this engaging discussion that aims to highlight important societal structures and encourage steps towards change. Join the movement for awareness and healing—subscribe, like, and share today! Al's Links: LinkedIn Dr. Debra's Links: ⁠⁠Website⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠ Note: This conversation includes some content that might not be suitable for all audiences and ages. The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of MenHealing. #JustHealingPodcast #RKellyScandal #Podcast #OrganizationalPsychology #SocietyAndCulture Join us for a new episode each week throughout 2024, where we'll continue to spread the message of hope and healing and welcome Just Healing's other three new co-hosts, ⁠⁠⁠Timothy Duvall Brown⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠Dr. Greg Cason⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠Jayce Baron⁠⁠⁠. It's going to be an exciting year. And remember, you are worthy, trauma does not define us and healing is a collective journey. This podcast is produced by Dr. Debra, in collaboration with ⁠⁠⁠MenHealing⁠⁠⁠, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide accessible resources and community for any male or male identifying survivor of sexual harm. MenHealing's aim is to help, heal, inspire, and break isolation for survivors. You can donate, check out our healing events, videos, and other resources at ⁠⁠⁠www.menhealing.org⁠⁠⁠ Connect with MenHealing on social media! ⁠⁠⁠Facebook,⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn,⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠X⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠ We want to hear from you! At MenHealing, we value feedback on all of our healing work and projects, including this podcast! ⁠⁠⁠CLICK HERE⁠⁠⁠ to share your thoughts. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, ⁠⁠⁠RAINN ⁠⁠⁠can help. Call their National Sexual Assault Hotline to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. Call 1-800-656-4673. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Cultural Compassion: A Deeper Look at Trauma Taboos and the Latinx Experience
Jan 19 2024
Cultural Compassion: A Deeper Look at Trauma Taboos and the Latinx Experience
Dr. Debra is joined by Crystal Flores to take a closer look at the Latinx trauma experience on the latest episode of Just Healing! Together, they break down the unique challenges faced by male trauma survivors in this underserved community. Understand why Latinx men may hesitate to share trauma, dissect somatic symptoms, and grasp the vital role trust plays when seeking help and recovery. Dr. Debra and Crystal discuss how they navigate working with young survivors, emphasizing cultural dynamics and sensitivity and explore the impact of violence on Latinx family relationships. Join the movement for awareness and healing—subscribe, like, and share today! Crystal's Links:⁠ ⁠Crystal's Instagram⁠, ⁠LinkedIn⁠, ⁠Psychology Today Dr. Debra's Links: ⁠Website⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠ Note: This conversation includes some content that might not be suitable for all audiences and ages. The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of MenHealing. #JustHealingPodcast #TraumaSurvivors #LatinxCommunity #Therapy #CulturalSensitivity #HealingJourney #PodcastEpisode #Latinx Join us for a new episode each week throughout 2024, where we'll continue to spread the message of hope and healing and welcome Just Healing's other three new co-hosts, ⁠⁠Timothy Duvall Brown⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Dr. Greg Cason⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Jayce Baron⁠⁠. It's going to be an exciting year. And remember, you are worthy, trauma does not define us and healing is a collective journey. This podcast is produced by Dr. Debra, in collaboration with ⁠⁠MenHealing⁠⁠, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide accessible resources and community for any male or male identifying survivor of sexual harm. MenHealing's aim is to help, heal, inspire, and break isolation for survivors. You can donate, check out our healing events, videos, and other resources at ⁠⁠www.menhealing.org⁠⁠ Connect with MenHealing on social media! ⁠⁠Facebook,⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠LinkedIn,⁠⁠ ⁠⁠X⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠ We want to hear from you! At MenHealing, we value feedback on all of our healing work and projects, including this podcast! ⁠⁠CLICK HERE⁠⁠ to share your thoughts. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, ⁠⁠RAINN ⁠⁠can help. Call their National Sexual Assault Hotline to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. Call 1-800-656-4673. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Healing From High Control: Survivor Insights on Cult Dynamics and How to Break Free of Them
Jan 12 2024
Healing From High Control: Survivor Insights on Cult Dynamics and How to Break Free of Them
In this episode, Dr. Debra explores the less-sensationalized side of cults with Ashley Easter, the resilient founder of Courage365 and a survivor of a high-control religious group. Together, they delve into the complexities of defining and categorizing cults. Ashley candidly discusses her personal experience growing up in a highly controlled religious community, providing insights into the numerous layers of control she navigated. Emphasizing the importance of critical thinking and trusting one's intuition when confronted with cult dynamics, Ashley also extends valuable resources and support for survivors as she highlights her impactful efforts in empowering individuals through coaching and education. Ashley's Links: AshleyEaster.com, Ashley's Instagram, Courage365.org, Courage365 Instagram Dr. Debra's Links: Website⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠ Note: This conversation includes some content that might not be suitable for all audiences and ages. The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of MenHealing. #CultDiscussion #TrustYourGut #CriticalThinking #SurvivorSupport #Healing Join us for a new episode each week throughout 2024, where we'll continue to spread the message of hope and healing and welcome Just Healing's other three new co-hosts, ⁠Timothy Duvall Brown⁠, ⁠Dr. Greg Cason⁠, and ⁠Jayce Baron⁠. It's going to be an exciting year. And remember, you are worthy, trauma does not define us and healing is a collective journey. This podcast is produced by Dr. Debra, in collaboration with ⁠MenHealing⁠, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide accessible resources and community for any male or male identifying survivor of sexual harm. MenHealing's aim is to help, heal, inspire, and break isolation for survivors. You can donate, check out our healing events, videos, and other resources at ⁠www.menhealing.org⁠ Connect with MenHealing on social media! ⁠Facebook,⁠ ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠LinkedIn,⁠ ⁠X⁠, and ⁠YouTube⁠ We want to hear from you! At MenHealing, we value feedback on all of our healing work and projects, including this podcast! ⁠CLICK HERE⁠ to share your thoughts. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, ⁠RAINN ⁠can help. Call their National Sexual Assault Hotline to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. Call 1-800-656-4673. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Bridging Divides: Navigating Identity, Faith, & Tolerance in Today's World
Jan 5 2024
Bridging Divides: Navigating Identity, Faith, & Tolerance in Today's World
'Just Healing' is back with four new incredible individuals sharing the hosting duties! In this premiere episode, Dr. Debra and psychologist-priest, Dr. Richard Sinicola, explore trauma, psychology, and spirituality's role in healing. They discuss the impact of current events on mental health, technology's dual nature, the significance of family support, and the need for open dialogue in societal healing. Dive into their conversation on psychology, spirituality, and the quest for healing. Join us for a new episode each week throughout 2024, where we'll continue to spread the message of hope and healing and welcome Just Healing's other three new co-hosts, Timothy Duvall Brown, Dr. Greg Cason, and Jayce Baron. It's going to be an exciting year. And remember, you are worthy, trauma does not define us and healing is a collective journey. Dr. Debra's Links: Website, Instagram, LinkedIn Note: This conversation includes some content that might not be suitable for all audiences and ages. The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of MenHealing. This podcast is produced by Dr. Debra, in collaboration with MenHealing, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide accessible resources and community for any male or male identifying survivor of sexual harm. MenHealing's aim is to help, heal, inspire, and break isolation for survivors. You can donate, check out our healing events, videos, and other resources at www.menhealing.org Connect with MenHealing on social media! Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, X, and YouTube We want to hear from you! At MenHealing, we value feedback on all of our healing work and projects, including this podcast! CLICK HERE to share your thoughts. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harm and you need to talk to someone, RAINN can help. Call their National Sexual Assault Hotline to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support. It's free, confidential, and 24-7. Call 1-800-656-4673. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Divesting Systems & Deconstructing the Man of the House: Healing with Jayvon Howard
Jan 30 2023
Divesting Systems & Deconstructing the Man of the House: Healing with Jayvon Howard
EPISODE 05: Guest Jayvon Howard hits nearly every topic listed in the JUST HEALING podcast series description! From systems of oppression and patriarchy, to maternal sadism and parenting our boys, to deconstructing masculinity and the courage it takes to be a mediator - this episode has it all! An artist, writer, thinker and passionate activist, Jayvon Howard provides training and technical assistance on engaging men in gender-based violence intervention and prevention and works with male survivors of sexual violence in his home state of Ohio. He serves as Manager of Engaging Men Initiatives with the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence and is a trainer with A Call to Men. This podcast is produced in partnership with MenHealing, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing accessible help, resources and community for male and male-identifying survivors of sexual victimization. Our aim is to heal, inspire and help break isolation for survivors. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit their YouTube Channel to witness powerful survivor stories and other shame-busting advocacy videos. JUST HEALING host, Richard Smith, is a nationally recognized expert on trauma and healing for survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence. He has over two decades of experience developing and leading community-based programs, helping organizations throughout the country build their capacity to heal and empower BIPOC folks and marginalized communities. He is the founder and lead strategist and anti-racism educator for Richard Smith Speaks LLC. Learn more about his work by visiting www.richardspeaks.com and follow him on Instagram @rsspeaks Special shoutout to H.O.L.L.A! & The Youth Organizing Collective for providing their powerful song Share Your Story from their album The Report Back --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Black Male Trauma & Being Stuck in a State of Resilience: Healing with Sam Simmons
Dec 30 2022
Black Male Trauma & Being Stuck in a State of Resilience: Healing with Sam Simmons
EPISODE 04: DO NOT miss this conversation! Richard and Sam get deep into the ways Black Male Trauma shows up in the community. Guest, Sam Simmons has over 32-years’ experience as an alcohol and drug counselor and behavioral consultant specializing in culturally sensitive trauma informed strategies and working with African American males and their families. He received the 2016 Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma award and the Black Tear Drop award for his vision and leadership in culturally sensitive trauma informed work in the community and around the country. In 2018, Sam received the Public Health Hero award for his innovative, and culturally specific trauma-informed work from the City of Minneapolis. He is co-host of the "Voices” radio show on KMOJ FM, addressing issues important to Black communities. He is the founder of the Community Empowerment Through Black Men Healing conference, which has been hailed as called “Groundbreaking and Visionary." Learn more about Sam and his work by visiting his Facebook page or at www.samuelsimmonsconsulting.com **Please excuse the less-than-stellar audio quality of this episode - stick it through and learn from this incredible man. This podcast is produced in partnership with MenHealing, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing accessible help, resources and community for male and male-identifying survivors of sexual victimization. Our aim is to heal, inspire and help break isolation for survivors. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit their YouTube Channel to witness powerful survivor stories and other shame-busting advocacy videos. JUST HEALING host, Richard Smith, is a nationally recognized expert on trauma and healing for survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence. He has over two decades of experience developing and leading community-based programs, helping organizations throughout the country build their capacity to heal and empower BIPOC folks and marginalized communities. He is the founder and lead strategist and anti-racism educator for Richard Smith Speaks LLC. Learn more about his work by visiting www.richardspeaks.com and follow him on Instagram @rsspeaks Special shoutout to H.O.L.L.A! & The Youth Organizing Collective for providing their powerful song Share Your Story from their album The Report Back --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message
Lessons in Love and Fatherhood: Healing with Walter Simpkins
Nov 25 2022
Lessons in Love and Fatherhood: Healing with Walter Simpkins
EPISODE 03: Richard talks all things love and fatherhood with certified Fatherhood & Healthy Relationship practitioner and healing elder, Walter Simpkins. Walter is the Executive Director of Community Fathers Incorporated and, most recently, became the recipient of the Community Hero Award presented by The Schenectady Foundation. Moreover, Community Fathers Inc. was also awarded the Dr. Sherry P. Ulmer Innovator & Affiliate of the Year Award by the Fathers & Families Coalition of America, Inc.; all of which are a testament to his commitment to his community. Walter has touched many lives throughout the Capital Region and has been instrumental in changing the way fathers are looked at and respected in family court. What began as a once per week support group, has now flourished into a full-service father's program. Walter is an inspiring individual, electrifying in speech and comforting in his presence. He is single handedly helping to restore families, "One Father at a Time." This podcast is produced in partnership with MenHealing, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing accessible help, resources and community for male and male-identifying survivors of sexual victimization. Our aim is to heal, inspire and help break isolation for survivors. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter  and visit their YouTube Channel  to witness powerful survivor stories and other shame-busting advocacy videos. JUST HEALING host, Richard Smith, is a nationally recognized expert on trauma and healing for survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence. He has over two decades of experience developing and leading community-based programs, helping organizations throughout the country build their capacity to heal and empower BIPOC folks and marginalized communities. He is the founder and lead strategist and anti-racism educator for Richard Smith Speaks LLC. Learn more about his work by visiting www.richardspeaks.com and follow him on Instagram @rsspeaks Special shoutout to H.O.L.L.A! & The Youth Organizing Collective for providing their powerful song Share Your Story from their album The Report Back --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justhealing/message