Elsie's Corner: Hope From Addiction

12 EpisodesProduced by Elsie AmataWebsite

Welcome to my podcast! Here I talk about me and my hubby's journey on recovering from addiction (drugs, pornography, SLA) while maintaining hope and optimism. I also have podcasts about healing from Relational Trauma (aka CPTSD) and how I healed from anxiety/depression, and abuse. I hope you'll join… read more

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Relational Trauma Part Three: Obsessive Thoughts and Hypervigilance

August 20th, 2019


Continuing on with my series about healing from trauma caused by disclosure, I talk about obsessive thoughts and hypervigilance. Have a question or topic suggestion? Leave me voice message or email me. Your privacy will …

Relational Trauma Part Three: Numbing, Nightmares, and Isolation

August 1st, 2019


Continuing on with my series about healing from trauma caused by disclosure, I talk about numbing the pain, nightmares, and isolation. Have a …

The Three Circles - Help In Defining Sobriety

July 29th, 2019


Have you ever heard of The Three Circles? No? Neither had I until a decade ago. It's a tool that can help a person define their program of recovery. …

Relational Trauma Part Two: Avoidance (Audio corrected 8/1/19)

July 19th, 2019


Continuing on with the series on my experience with Relational Trauma. This episode focuses on avoidance. As usual, I ramble on and on and on and, well, you get the idea. I hope this will help you feel less alone if …

Relational Trauma Part One: Flashbacks

June 28th, 2019


June is PTSD Awareness Month. I'll be doing a series on my experience with Relational Trauma. This episode focuses on flashbacks. Be prepared to stay awhile. I get chatty.

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How Compassionate Are You...To Yourself?

May 30th, 2019


I bet you're compassionate to others but are you compassionate to yourself? My Easter dinner was ruined because I was judging myself too harshly. Don't let your Easter dinner get ruined too. 

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The Progression Of Addiction

May 10th, 2019


 What started as, “I need to get high so I can release some stress” or “I need to get high so I can avoid these feelings” has now become “I need to get high because I don’t know how to manage my stress or these emotions …

Emotional Sobriety? What the heck is that?

May 2nd, 2019


Have you ever heard of emotional sobriety? Neither did I until I began my journey into a healthy recovery. I'll share a bit about what I learned. If you have any questions, please let me know! (Please forgive the …

Boundaries....The Final Two Episodes!

April 19th, 2019


Need to know how to talk to your loved one about your boundaries? What happens if a boundary you created is crossed? This is the place to find out!

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Boundaries...One of My Favorite Topics!

April 8th, 2019


Let's talk about emotional boundaries and having a voice!

And, if you want to stick around for more of my meandering thoughts on boundary agreements. This is a long and windy road!

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The Concept of Us & The Three Recoveries

March 15th, 2019


It's important to be able to stand on our own and work as a team too. For us, it also helped to have have three recoveries: mine, his, and then our relationship when I was ready. Was it easy? Heck no! But it was …


March 8th, 2019


I'm the chick with no degree but lots of experience and optimism when it comes to the world of addiction. I'm also the chick with barking dogs, lots of pauses, and a ton of "um's" and "ah's" so kick back, relax, and …

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