62. Healing from Toxic Abuse with Laura Rhodes-Levin
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by Deborah
22h ago
In this episode of the Inner Source Healing Podcast, licensed clinical mental health therapist Deborah Ashway talks with Laura Rhodes-Levin, author and founder of The Missing Peace Center for Anxiety. Laura shares her personal struggles with anxiety and how generational trauma and modern stressors impact mental health. She discusses her book 'The Missing Peace' and explains her unique approach at the center, combining traditional therapy with spirituality and modern technology. The conversation also delves into strategies for overcoming toxic abuse, recognizing self-worth, and using expressive ..read more
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65. Healing Through Yoga: Insights from Fiji McAlpine
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by Deborah
1w ago
In this episode of the Inner Source Healing Podcast, host Deborah Ashway discusses the journey of healing from toxic abuse with esteemed yoga instructor Fiji McAlpine. Fiji shares her story of overcoming a back injury and mental health struggles through yoga, offers insights into the chakra system and its role in emotional healing, and explains how yoga can help develop healthy boundaries and resilience in relationships. The conversation highlights the transformative power of yoga, the importance of balancing energy, and practical ways to incorporate yoga into one's healing process. 00:00 Intr ..read more
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56. Interview with Comfort Woods: Empowering Stories of Triumph Over Toxic Abuse
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by Deborah
1w ago
In this episode, I am honored to welcome special guest Comfort Woods, a survivor and advocate for those impacted by narcissistic abuse. Join us as we dive into Comfort's personal journey, her dedication to supporting others in their healing process, and the importance of sharing stories to build resilience and promote empowerment. Throughout the conversation, Comfort shares invaluable insights on her personal experiences with toxic abuse, discussing the challenges she faced and the transformative process of breaking free. We discuss the power of storytelling and how sharing personal narratives ..read more
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Interveiw with Jeannine L. Rashidi, AP, Author of Abundance Beyond Trauma
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by Deborah
1w ago
In this powerful episode of Healing From Toxic Abuse, I sit down with author Jeannine L. Rashidi, AP to discuss her transformative journey from a victim of toxic abuse to a resilient survivor and advocate. Jeannine shares invaluable insights on overcoming trauma, self-discovery, and reclaiming one's identity in the aftermath of toxic relationships. Jeannine's story is a powerful testament to resilience and growth, offering invaluable lessons and techniques that have helped her and others break free from the cycle of toxicity. Throughout the interview, we explore key aspects of Jeannine's journ ..read more
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62. Healing Through Poetry: Cheryl Bannerman's Journey with 'Words Never Spoken'
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by Deborah
1w ago
In this profoundly moving episode, we explore the power of resilience, healing, and self-discovery through the lens of poetry and personal narrative. Our guest, Cheryl Bannerman, author of "Words Never Spoken," shares her harrowing journey from the depths of hidden abuse to finding her voice and empowerment. Cheryl's story is not just one of survival but of transformation, illustrating how writing and faith can be potent tools for overcoming trauma.  Through her poetry journal for healing, Cheryl offers insights into the therapeutic process, encouraging others to find their own path of re ..read more
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61. Red Flags and Warning Signs of Love Bombing
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by Deborah
1w ago
In this episode of the Inner Source Healing Podcast, licensed therapist and addiction specialist Deborah Ashway continues to explore recognizing and dealing with love bombing in toxic relationships. She discusses the red flags like excessive gifts, rapid relationship milestones, and isolation tactics, and offers strategies for setting boundaries and seeking support. Deborah also highlights the importance of self-care, the role of therapy, and methods like EMDR to help individuals heal and reprogram their thoughts and nervous systems after experiencing manipulation. Through keen self-awareness ..read more
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53. Embracing Resilience: Breaking Free with Dr. Angie Read Doyle
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by Deborah
1w ago
In this episode, I am honored to have an enlightening conversation with Dr. Angie Read Doyle, an esteemed psychologist and author specializing in toxic relationships, trauma recovery, and mental health. Dr. Doyle shares invaluable insights into the dynamics of toxic relationships, the effects of emotional abuse, and the importance of self-care on the journey to healing. Discover how to break free from the cycle of abuse, develop resilience, and build healthier relationships through Dr. Doyle's expert guidance. Tune in now and join us on the path to healing, growth, and empowerment. Connect wi ..read more
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60. Discussing Healing from Toxic Relationships with Dr. Jamie Huysman
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by Deborah
1w ago
In this episode of the Inner Source Healing Podcast, licensed clinical mental health therapist Deborah Ashway is joined by Dr. Jamie Huysman, a bestselling author and founder of the Toxic Abuse Relationship Network (TAR Network). Dr. Huysman shares his extensive experience in narcissistic behavior and toxic abusive relationships, discussing how individuals can empower themselves to break free from unhealthy dynamics. They explore the complexities of attachment disorders, the concept of trauma bonding, and the significant impact toxic abuse has on individuals and families. Emphasizing the impor ..read more
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59. Understanding the Dynamics of Love Bombing
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by Deborah
1w ago
In this episode of the Inner Source Healing Podcast, host Deborah Ashway, a licensed clinical mental health therapist and addiction specialist, dives into the manipulative tactic of love bombing. The podcast covers how love bombing works as a tactic used in the initial stages of a relationship to establish control and dependency through excessive affection, attention, and admiration. Ashway explains the signs of love bombing in romantic, familial, and friendship contexts and its long-term consequences on mental health, self-esteem, and the ability to form healthy relationships. She highlights ..read more
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50. The Stages of Manipulation: The Similarities Between Cults and Toxic Relationships
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by Deborah
1w ago
In this episode of "Healing From Toxic Abuse," we explore the chilling similarities between the tactics used by cults and those employed in toxic and controlling relationships. This discussion revolves around the stages of brainwashing and manipulation that both cults and abusive partners employ to gain control over their victims.We explore how the brainwashing techniques used by cults to recruit and retain members closely resemble the tactics used by abusive partners to assert dominance and maintain power in their relationships. From love-bombing and idealization to guilt-tripping and gasligh ..read more
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