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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week I’m bringing you an episode which was recorded a few months ago as the third part of my series of somatic witnessing along my grief journey with Linda Thai. If you missed the first two episodes, they’re linked in the show notes.

I had an unexpected loss of a family member early this year. The context is that I’ve been dealing with anticipatory grief related to my own parents’ health issues, which has opened the opportunity to explore deep healing of the attachment wounds I’ve carried throughout my life. Within this, the traumatic grief that arose with the most recent loss allowed another layer to come to light. Linda Thai and I agreed to do a series of episodes in which she guided somatic work and I was the participant. It’s a demonstration of how somatic work can look and feel. In this third episode of that series, we worked with the back body and the “yield” aspect of the developmental/attachment cycle. Listening may provide one level of experience, and watching on video will likely land differently for you. The video will be posted on the Therapy Chat YouTube channel as well, which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/@TherapyChatPodcast

I invite you to check in with yourself as you listen or watch our interaction here and pause as needed to attend to any attachment or trauma reactions you might notice within your conscious awareness. 

Follow all of the amazing work Linda Thai is doing via her website: https://linda-thai.com 

We are accepting new clients in my therapy practice (for those located in Maryland). Learn more via our website: https://bahealing.com 

Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available. 

Dr. Janina Fisher has a new course coming up through the Academy of Therapy Wisdom. This time she’s focusing on addiction and trauma. Learn more and register for a free webinar here!

My friend (and prior podcast guest) Deirdre Fay, MSW, has a new course on one of the most challenging aspects of healing after trauma: shame. Shame is that deep sense of being broken, unlovable, worthless that “just talking” can’t relieve. Learn about Deirdre’s new course and register through Academy of Therapy Wisdom here!

My friend Dr. Jamie+ Marich’s free webinar recording and link to learn about their course are found here: Not Faking: Dispelling the Myths & Misunderstandings Of Dissociation

Jamie+ also has a new course on Trauma & the 12 Steps. Click the link to learn more and register!

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

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October 27, 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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