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The Healing Trauma Podcast

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Monique Koven is a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach and worked in social services for over 25 Years. As a survivor herself, she features conversations with Trauma experts & survivors to offer hope for the healing journey. www.thehealingtraumapodcast.comDisclaimer:The content on this podcast is not co… read more

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Try Softer With Aundi Kolber

November 25th, 2021


Todays’s guest is trauma therapist & author of the book Try Softer, Aundi Kolber. In the episode, Monique and Aundi talk about the impact of …

Safe Relationships

November 11th, 2021


In this episode Monique talks about how part of healing relational trauma comes from experiencing safe relationships. Monique’s Website

A Psychologist’s Trauma Healing Journey - With Dr. Ingrid Clayton

October 27th, 2021


On today’s episode, author and Trauma Psychologist & Therapist Dr. Ingrid Clayton will be sharing her own journey of healing from Complex Trauma …

Stuckness In Daily Life

October 15th, 2021


In this short episode, Monique talks a little about the experience of feeling stuck in daily life. Do you often feel stuck when you are wanting to move forward towards those things you really want to do? This episode …

Mind- Body Stress Reset With Rebekkah LaDyne

October 11th, 2021


Today I’m joined with somatic therapist, researcher and author of the book The Mind - Body Stress Reset, Somatic Practices to reduce Overwhelm and Increase Wellbeing. In our conversation we talk about overwhelm and …

The Awareness Space Interview With Monique Koven

September 28th, 2021


In this episode, the tables are turned and I’m sharing an episode where I am a guest on my friend Morgan Owen’s Podcast, The Awareness Space. We talk about my healing journey, the podcast, what helps and supports us and …

Mandy’s Healing Journey

September 23rd, 2021


On this episode I’m joined with holistic health, life and trauma coach Mandy Flanders. Mandy is going to share her journey through addiction, …

Dissociation & Trauma With Dr. Bethany Brand

September 13th, 2021


Today episode is a re launch from September of last year. It was one of the most listened to episodes and wanted to share it again. Dr Bethany Brand …

Transcending Trauma With Dr. Frank Anderson

September 7th, 2021


In this episode, I’m joined with psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr. Frank Anderson. He specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain based psychotherapy and integrating …

How Trauma Impacts with Frizti Horstman

August 31st, 2021


Some of you may recognize Fritzi Horstman from watching Dr. Gabor Mate’s film The Wisdom Of Trauma. Fritzi is the founder of The Compassion Prison Project. Will we be talking about trauma, aces, and what she is doing in …

Healing Trauma And The Polyvagal Theory Q & A with Deb Dana

August 23rd, 2021


In this episode I’m welcoming back Deb Dana. Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, author and speaker specializing in complex trauma. Her work …

Attachment & Adult Relationships with Melissa Callahan

August 17th, 2021


I’m joined with Psychotherapist and relational expert Melissa Callahan. Melissa will be talking about attachment and how it can show up in our adult …

Generational Trauma Suffered By The Indigenous Community With Nakuset

August 11th, 2021


Nakuset was a part of the sixties scoop where thousands of Indigenous children were taken from their homes and families and placed into foster care and adopted out to white families across Canada. The legacy of the …

The Living Legacy Of Trauma With Dr. Janina Fisher

July 25th, 2021


Dr. Janina Fisher is a renowned expert in the field of Trauma and Recovery. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma …

Getting In Touch With Our Needs after being raised by a Narcissistic Caregiver

July 19th, 2021


In this episode I’m joined once again with psychologist Dr. Jean Cheng. We talk about the challenges that come with getting in touch with our needs …

Why We Need The Body When Healing Trauma with Dr. Pat Odgen

July 9th, 2021


Our guest today is Dr. Pat Odgen, a pioneer in somatic psychology, the creator of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy method, and the founder of the …

Communicating Our Needs To Our Partner’s In Understanding Trauma

July 4th, 2021


This episode was previously recorded and released in early 2020. Elizabeth Earnshaw is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist & certified Gottman method therapist. We will be talking about how we help our partners …

Parenting, Complex Trauma and Self Regulation with Sidu Arroyo- Boulter

June 27th, 2021


In this episode I’m joined with licensed professional counselor Sidu Arroyo-Boulter. We talk about emotions and how to help ourselves and our …

Human Trafficking and Healing From Complex Trauma with Jessa Crisp

June 18th, 2021


In this episode, I’m talking with Jessa Crisp. Jessa is a survivor of childhood trauma and familial trafficking. She will be sharing some of her story and how she was able to escape. Today, Jessa is an advocate and …

When They Can’t Empathize.

June 15th, 2021


One of the most painful parts of relational trauma is not having your feelings seen and empathized with. This episode touches on this and how you can …

Emotionally Immature Parents with Esther Schwarz

June 11th, 2021


In this episode I’m joined with therapist Esther Schwarz. Esther shares the difference between emotionally mature parents and emotionally immature parents. We talk about how that can have an impact on you and ways to …

Trauma, God and Faith

June 7th, 2021


This episode is for those of Faith who have been hurt by their communities for their lack of trauma informed care. It also offers hope that with trauma informed care, change is possible. Support the podcast for the cost …

Trauma Healing And Grief with Britt Frank

May 31st, 2021


In this episode I’m joined with Trauma therapist Britt Frank to talk about healing Trauma and Grief. Britt touches on what the goals of trauma therapy are and how to differentiate between trauma and grief. You can reach …

Healing Childhood Trauma With Kathy Wiens

May 26th, 2021


Katherine Weins is a trauma recovery and wellness coach. She is the author of two books about her childhood trauma and her placement into foster …

Trauma Healing with Dr Janina Fisher

May 17th, 2021


(Previously recorded) This episode was recorded last year and was packed with lots of trauma informed education and wanted to re share it again. We discuss somatic therapies, fragmentation and more. Enjoy!

How Understanding Trauma Helps Us To Understand Ourselves

May 10th, 2021


In this episode, I’m joined with Trauma survivor Sara Aird. We talked about how once you begin to understand Trauma, many of the pieces of your experience start to make sense. Sara can be reached on IG …

Mother’s Day And Mother Hunger with Kelly Mcdaniel

May 1st, 2021


I’m joined once again with Trauma therapist Kelly McDaniel. She is author of the books “Ready to Heal” and the very soon to be released “Mother Hunger”. We are talking about the experience of feeling grief on Mother’s …

Kristina’s Healing Journey

April 27th, 2021


In this episode I’m joined with Kristina (Cizmar) Eklund. Kristina is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and shares her journey of healing. She …

Understanding Emotions with Psychologist Dr. Stacey Schell

April 20th, 2021


On this episode I’m joined with psychologist Dr.Stacey Schell. We will be talking about emotions and it’s relationship to Trauma and Trauma …

Alex’s Healing Journey

April 13th, 2021


Today I’m joined with Trauma informed therapist and functional medicine expert Alex Field. Alex will be sharing part of her own complex trauma story as well as how she has been healing. She will also be sharing a …

When Trauma Informed Care Is Not Available For Survivors.

April 6th, 2021


Im joined with my guest Reilly Scott who is a singer and songwriter and a survivor of Developmental Trauma. She shares her experience of trying to access help for her Trauma related responses/symptoms and discusses how …

Learning About The Spectrum Of Dissociative Disorders with Trauma Therapist Cristina Mardirossian

April 1st, 2021


Trigger Warning // sexual violence. In this episode I’m joined with Cristina Mardirossian. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as …

Peaceful Parenting With Lelia Schott

March 25th, 2021


I’m joined once again with parent coach Lelia Schott, the person behind the beautiful IG and Facebook page Synergy Parenting. We will be talking …

Healing And Hope

March 19th, 2021


In this episode, Monique talks about healing and hope for change. Support the podcast for the cost of a coffee. Thank you for supporting my work!

Healing From Sexual And Ritual Abuse with Lisa Meister

March 13th, 2021


⚠️Trigger Warning ⚠️ On today’s episode I am talking with childhood trauma survivor Lisa Meister. There is discussion about childhood sexual abuse as well as ritual abuse. She will be sharing about how her childhood …

Being A Mom And Complex Trauma

March 7th, 2021


I’m joined with holistic therapist Lori Lim. We are talking about some of the ways being a mother with a CPTSD history may be challenging. IG …

Mother Hunger with Kelly Mc Daniel

February 28th, 2021


Today I’m joined on the podcast with Kelly Mc Daniel. Kelly is a therapist that works predominantly with women and is the author of the books Ready to Heal and Mother Hunger. Kelly will be talking about her soon to be …

My Trauma Healing Journey With Therapist Cristiana Freon

February 20th, 2021


In this episode I’m talking with therapist Cristiana Freon. She is a survivor of childhood trauma and will about being a parentified child, having to learn boundaries etc. Cristina uses her experience and training to …

Attachment With Dr. Tina Bryson

February 12th, 2021


In this episode I am joined with author and psychotherapist Dr. Tina Bryson. She is the author of BOTTOM LINE FOR BABY and co author with Dan Siegel of two New York Times best selling books THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD and NO …

Body Grief And Trauma with Laura Anderson.

February 5th, 2021


I’m joined with Psychotherapist and Abuse and Trauma Resolution Coach Laura Anderson. We will be talking about some of ways the body can hold Trauma …

Boundaries With Parents

January 29th, 2021


In this episode I’m talking with psychologist Dr. Alison Cook about Boundaries with Parents. We will be talking about when children feel responsible …

My Healing Trauma Journey with Monica Vogt

January 21st, 2021


I’m joined with Trauma survivor and Psychotherapist Monica Vogt. Monica shares both part of her personal and professional journey of healing. IG@psych.monicavogt

Understanding Trauma Responses

January 14th, 2021


In this episode, I talk a little bit about how stuckness may be an adaptive Trauma response from the autonomic nervous system in an effort to keep you safe from what it perceives as a threat or potential danger.

Adoption Trauma With Moses Farrow

January 6th, 2021


I’m joined today with Trauma Adoption therapist Moses Farrow. Moses is the adopted son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen. He is going to be sharing about Trauma adoption both from a professional lens and from his own …

My Healing Journey With Dr. Jean Cheng

December 29th, 2020


Today I’m joined with clinical psychologist Dr Jean Cheng. Jean will be sharing part of her journey as a trauma survivor as well as her experience of …

Exploring What Is Safety and Lack Of Safety In Relationships With Brenda Barros Rivera

December 21st, 2020


In this episode I’m joined with Brenda Barros Rivera. Brenda is going to be sharing her own personal experience of finding herself in an unsafe relationship and will be sharing ways to recognize some of the signs. To …

My Healing Childhood Trauma Journey with Chima Lubin

December 14th, 2020


On today’s episode I am talking with therapist Chima Lubin Chima shares her journey of childhood trauma and foster care and her healing and recovery journey. instagram …

Why Are Messes So Triggering For Trauma Survivors?

December 5th, 2020


In this episode, I’m following up to an Instagram post about being triggered in messes. What is going on internally? I will sharing some of my …

What Is The Window Of Tolerance With Vanessa Pezo.

December 3rd, 2020


On today’s episode I’m joined with Trauma therapist Vanessa Pezo. We will discussing the concept of The Window of Tolerance. What does it mean to be …

Understanding The Inner Child with Dr Anna Kress

November 25th, 2020


In this episode, I’m joined once again with psychologist Dr Anna Kress to talk more about The Inner Child. We explore what the inner child is, what …

Eating Disorders and Trauma With Lucia Bennett

November 18th, 2020


On today’s episode somatic therapist Lucia Bennett will be talking about her unique approach to working with people who have eating disorders and Trauma. To find out more about her work @ somatic _therapist.

My Journey Of Discovering CPTSD with Esther Schwarz

November 10th, 2020


In this episode, childhood trauma survivor and trauma informed therapist Esther Schwarz talks about her own personal process of recognizing that she was suffering from Complex Trauma. She shares the ways it impacted her …

Hope after Trauma with Owen Morgan

November 2nd, 2020


Owen is going to be sharing his journey of healing from Trauma. Owen shares how his Trauma manifested in his body before he even had understanding or memories.   In 2015, he nearly died of a rare digestive condition …

We Learned Not to Feel.

October 26th, 2020


We come into this world engaged and ready for Connection. We also come in fully embodied and freely feeling our sensations and using our voice to …

Children, Adolescence And Trauma With Ilyse Kennedy

October 21st, 2020


I’m joined with therapist Ilyse Kennedy talking about her experience working with children and adolescents with Trauma and what supporting them may …

Healing and Self Worth With Phillippa Chinery

October 13th, 2020


Today’s conversation is with qualified counsellor in the UK, Phillippa Chinery. She will be sharing her own journey of healing from low self worth to self IG@ …

Narcissist Abuse With An Intimate Partner With Kimberly Weeks

October 7th, 2020


In this episode, I am joined with Narcissist Abuse Recovery Coach Kimberly Weeks to talk about the Narcissistic abuse cycle with intimate partners

Dissociation And Trauma With Dr.Bethany Brand

September 29th, 2020


Today I am talking with psychologist, professor of Psychology and expert in Trauma disorders, Dr. Bethany Brand. We talked about Dissociation and the …

Trauma and Addiction with Katelin Hanhart

September 22nd, 2020


Today I’m joined with mental health and substance abuse therapist Katelin Hanhart. We will be talking about the correlation of Trauma and addiction, and how she approaches her work with clients. To find out more about …

Gentle Conscious Parenting While Healing From Trauma With Lelia Schott

September 8th, 2020


I’m joined with Certified Parent and Family Wellness Coach Leila schott to talk about parenting from a conscious place while recovering from Childhood Trauma. We talked about some ways to gently parent with attunement …

What is Sensory Motor Psychotherapy With Victoria Donahue.

September 2nd, 2020


In today’s episode I’m joined with therapist Victoria Donahue who utilizes Sensory Motor Psychotherapy in her practice clients. We will be talking …

What is Somatic Experiencing with Ilene Smith

August 25th, 2020


Somatic Experiencing therapist and author Ilene Smith joins us to discuss how this modality can be helpful in the healing of Trauma.

What is The Internal Family System’s ( IFS) Model with Dr. Anna Kress

August 18th, 2020


In the episode I’m joined with clinical psychologist Dr. Anna Kress to talk about The Internal Family Systems Model when working with Trauma.

What is Attachment Focused EMDR with Melissa Parks

August 10th, 2020


We are continuing in our Trauma Healing Modalities Series. This week’s episode I’m joined with therapist Melissa Parks to discuss Attachment Focused EMDR. To find out more about Melissa and her work you can reach her @

Inner Child / Parts Work With Victoria Donahue.

August 3rd, 2020


This is the first interview of a series on Trauma Healing Modalities. My guest today is psychotherapist Victoria Donahue. We will be talking about Inner Child Healing / Parts work.

Anxiety and Trauma Healing with Lorraine Pascale

July 21st, 2020


In this episode I am talking with Lorraine Pascale. Lorraine is a speaker, author and Anxiety coach. She is also a childhood trauma survivor and shares about her own journey to now supporting others. …

Trauma and The Nervous System

July 14th, 2020


Understanding the role that the nervous system plays in our moment to moment experience, can help us feel less shame and more Compassion towards our …

What Is Developmental Trauma with Mily Gomez.

July 7th, 2020


In this episode I’m joined with Trauma Therapist Mily Gomez and we will be talking about what exactly is Developmental Trauma. …

Healing Trauma with Dr Janina Fisher

June 30th, 2020


In this episode, I’m with joined with Trauma expert, clinical psychologist, teacher, author, consultant, Dr. Janina Fisher. She is the author of many …

The Parentified Child

June 22nd, 2020


In this episode Monique is talking about the burden of being a parentified child and separating from it.

Understanding Racial Trauma Recovery with Kimberly Weeks

June 10th, 2020


In this episode, Trauma Recovery Coach Kimberly Weeks and I will be talking about Racial Trauma Recovery and the responses we are currently seeing in the world.

The Experience Of Feeling Loved

May 25th, 2020


In this mini episode, Monique talks about how feeling cared for and loved by significant others may feel challenging to grasp due to attachment trauma.

Attachment and Secure Earned Attachment in Relationships With guest Melissa Parks.

May 20th, 2020


Today I’m joined with relationship and trauma specialist Melissa Parks. We will be talking about attachment in relationships and about Earned Secure Attachment.

Being With Instead Of Letting Go.

May 13th, 2020


We often hear the message that in order to move forward, we need to let go. For those with developmental and childhood Trauma, this message isn’t …

Honouring Ourselves On Mother’s Day with Cath Counihan

May 7th, 2020


Mother’s Day is a very emotional time for those who have experienced Trauma in childhood in relation to their mother. In this episode I’m talking with trauma informed psychotherapist Cath Counihan. …

Trauma and Time Travel

May 5th, 2020


At times, we can feel our past traumatic experiences appearing to show up in the present. This can happen when circumstances feel in some way familiar to how we felt in a past trauma.

Trauma and The Polyvagal Theory with Guest Deb Dana

April 28th, 2020


In this episode, Deb Dana, LSCW is going to share with us an understanding of The Polyvagal Theory while explaining how it relates to our …

The 3 Stages of Healing Trauma with Yolanda Renteria

April 18th, 2020


In this episode, I’m talking with Trauma Trained therapist Yolanda Renteria about the three stages of Trauma Healing. …

Trauma Informed Help For Trauma Survivors

April 13th, 2020


Childhood Trauma Survivors require support by those who have had trauma informed training. Without specialized support in trauma, a client may be left feeling unsafe and misunderstood.

Dealing With Anxiety & Grief During The Time Of Corvid-19 with Robin Shapiro

April 4th, 2020


In this episode I am thrilled to have psychotherapist, author, and presenter Robin Shapiro with us to talk about practical, trauma informed ways we can use to deal with anxiety and grief during the cononavirus crisis.

Resilience While Sheltering In Place with Dr. Arielle Schwartz

March 28th, 2020


Today I will talking with psychologist Dr Arielle Schwartz. She is the author several books including EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology, The …

Parenting and Reparenting With CPTSD

March 20th, 2020


On today’s episode I’m joined with psychotherapist Cath Counihan . We will be talking about the challenge of parenting when we have had childhood trauma.

Communicating Our Need With Partner’s In Understanding Trauma

March 5th, 2020


In the this episode I’m joined with therapist Elizabeth Earnshaw, LMFT. We will be talking about communication with our partners about understanding our Trauma. IG …

Boundaries & People Pleasing

February 27th, 2020


Today I will be talking with therapist Sarah Normandin about boundaries and people pleasing.

The Unempathtic Mother with Britt Frank

January 9th, 2020


Today I will be talking with psychotherapist and trauma specialist Britt Frank about some of the implications of being raised by a mother without empathy.

Surviving The Holiday Struggle

December 19th, 2019


In this episode, Monique is talking to therapist Natalie Gutierrez about how we can prepare ourselves emotionally for the holidays with family.

The Narcissistic Parent

October 15th, 2019


Today I have with me therapist Natalie Gutierrez. We will be talking about The Narcissistic Parent. What it is and how to heal from it.

An Anxiety Disorder Recovery Story with Drew From The Anxious Truth

October 2nd, 2019


Today on the podcast, I have Drew Linsalata from The Anxious Truth. He will be sharing his own personal story of living with anxiety in various forms and recovering from it.

The Problem With Listening To Our Thoughts - w/"That Anxiety Guy"

June 26th, 2019


Great conversation with Drew (That Anxiety Guy) - about thoughts!  

Finding Power When You Feel Powerless - w/That Anxiety Guy

June 18th, 2019


My conversation with Drew from the That Anxiety Guy podcast about how even in what seem like our most helpless and powerless moments, we are empowered and capable.

You Are Not Responsible For The Happiness Of Others - w/That Anxiety Guy

June 4th, 2019


My conversation with Drew from the That Anxiety Guy podcast about how making ourselves responsible for the happiness of others can be a problem.  

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