January 8, 2020
Special Guest: Dr. Leonie H. Mattison, author of The Thread: Imperfect Steps to a God-ordained Purpose and The T.H.R.E.A.D Six-Step System to help survivors free themselves from past trauma and live an abundant life.
December 11, 2019
Special Guest, Margaret Hoelzer, a Two-time Olympic Swimmer, Three-time Medalist, World Champion & 2008 World Record Holder shares her story of child sexual abuse and her healing journey. We talk about everything: success and sports, the healthy versus unhealthy coping within it, realizing your strength as a survivor and using it to your advantage, dating, shame, and the impact of having friends and family who believe, care and respond well. #metoo
November 28, 2019
Special Guest: Teri Jansen, co-founder and director of education and prevention at Key2Free, a nonprofit in Austin, TX providing safe transition housing, education, and therapeutic care for human trafficking survivors.
November 13, 2019
Don't miss our conversation with today's amazing guest: Nityda Gessel, LCSW, E-RYT, TIYT, a trauma specialist, Founder of The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Institute℠, and creator of The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠: an integrative healing modality that combines trauma-informed yoga with somatic psychotherapy techniques borrowed from EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems and mindfulness-based therapies. www.traumaconsciousyoga.com
October 23, 2019
Special guest: Julia Paxton, former patient champion turned advocate/spokesperson for the On Our Sleeves Campaign” through Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Julia shares her powerful story as we discuss all things mental health and recovery.
October 9, 2019
Nicole and Mary break down the difficult topic of forgiveness along the healing road: the lies and misconceptions, the truth and freedom found in cutting the cord, and why talking it out and walking it out can make all the difference.
September 25, 2019
Guest: Patricia Eagle, author of “Being Mean: A Memoir of Sexual Abuse and Survival” -- a book about blocking sexual abuse memories, having them surface, then learning how
to acknowledge and live with incomprehensible experiences in the healthiest ways possible. On this podcast, Mary and Nicole talk with Patricia about her story, writing her memoir, and topics like dissociation, repression, remembering, coping, numbing, addiction, caring for elderly sick parents who were abusers, and her pursuit of clarity, compassion, trust and hope after decades of struggling to understand and live with her past. More info: https://patriciaeagle.com
September 11, 2019
Nicole Braddock Bromley and Mary O'Brien chat with Maureen Garcia about all the things related to exposure of abusers: suicide, power and control, victim-stancing, applause and ovations, #churchtoo, triggers and takeaways from the recent news of Jeffrey Epstein's suicide as well as Nicole's own survivor story.
August 28, 2019
Special Guest: Brenda Tracy, a survivor of a gang rape by four
football players and now an RN, activist and civilian lobbyist. After
coming forward with her story in 2014, she began educating, engaging,
and inspiring men and coaches to become involved in the fight against
sexual violence and started the #SetTheExpectation Campaign.
August 14, 2019
Loved our chat today with Denise Ackermann, MSW, a therapist who has worked at an inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse rehabilitation unit, a women’s clinic, in prisons with convicted male sex offenders, and as a coordinator of services for adult convicted sex offenders.