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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Laura Khoudari, author of Lifting Heavy Things: Healing Trauma One Rep At A Time. In this conversation, you’ll hear the two Lauras discussing trauma-informed strength training; dissociation and disembodiment within fitness culture; and how the culture of the fitness world is evolving. 

Laura Khoudari is a pioneer in trauma-informed strength training, a speaker, and the author of Lifting Heavy Things: Healing Trauma One Rep at a Time. She is passionate about giving people the tools they need to heal from trauma and cultivate mental health and wellness. Her work has been widely recognized by the trauma and fitness community, and she has been featured by The New York Times, NPR, Buzzfeed, UpWorthy, Outside Online, Medium, Vice, and Nike.com. She has presented her work for Somatic Experiencing International, The Breathe Network, Reebok, Les Mills, Fitness4AllBodies, and conferences, schools, and fitness studios in the US and Canada.

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Therapists, registration is now open to the waiting list for Trauma Therapist Network membership. We now have new membership levels and options for Group Practice Owners and Canadian therapists! Get the details and join the waiting list to receive a registration link for early access and a special discount offer: https://go.traumatherapistnetwork.com/join ! What is TTN? Go here to check it out!

In partnership with the Academy of Therapy Wisdom, I’m excited to invite you to a free webinar offered by my colleague, Juliane Taylor Shore. Jules is a gifted therapist who likes to geek out on neuroscience and then share it in ways that therapists can understand and apply. She’ll do just that in this webinar on Memory Reconsolidation for Anxiety. Register here for free! Jules will explain what Memory Reconsolidation is on next week’s episode. 

Therapists – Attend a free webinar presented by Dr. Janina Fisher. In this recorded webinar, Healing the Shame of our Fragmented Selves, Janina will address helping clients who struggle with shame and self-loathing. As a special gift, when you register for the free webinar, you’ll also get access to two one-hour trainings from Dr. Fisher so you can learn the foundation of her Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment model right away.

Therapists – get free trainings on Energy Work and Spirituality with trauma survivors from Dr. Frank Anderson and save on his training when you register here!

Have you heard about Psychotherapy Networker Symposium? This annual conference is held in Washington DC (March 16-19 this year) and features all of the well known and most loved names in the psychotherapy world, including several previous Therapy Chat guests. You can attend virtually or online and hear from recent Therapy Chat guests Dr. Stacey Freedenthal, Dr. Mona Delahooke, Dr. Janina Fisher, Lori Gottleib, Dr. Dick Schwartz, Dr. Leslie Korn, Dr. Jamie Marich, Lisa Ferentz, Deb Dana….along with many other teachers I deeply admire and hope to interview in the future! Register here and get a discount! I hope to see you there!

Find Laura’s most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

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This episode is sponsored by Trauma Therapist Network. Learn about trauma, connect with resources and find a trauma therapist near you at www.traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available.

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Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio

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March 17, 2023

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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