Illuminate: Dr. Wendy Ulrich - Forgiving ourselves - Episode 49

illuminate podcast Jan 16, 2020

I interview Dr. Wendy Ulrich, author and therapist, on the subject of forgiving ourselves. We discuss the importance of forgiving ourselves when we make mistakes.

Specifically, we discuss: 

- What it means to forgive ourselves.

- The ultimate goal of self-forgiveness.

- Why we struggle to forgive ourselves for making mistakes.

- The path to...

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Illuminate: Wendy Ulrich - Why is forgiveness so difficult? - Episode 48

illuminate podcast Jan 01, 2020

I interview Dr. Wendy Ulrich, author and therapist, on the subject of forgiveness. We discuss the challenges of forgiving others, especially when there have been serious betrayals. We discuss:

- Why forgiveness is such a sensitive topic

- How forgiveness is different than trust

- How forgiveness benefits the injured/betrayed person

- What makes it...

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Illuminate: Jessica Mockett - Responding effectively to abused children - Episode 47

illuminate podcast Dec 18, 2019

In this episode, I continue my discussion with Jessica Mockett, founder of Safe Haven Holistic Recovery, about how to prevent child sexual abuse and also respond to children who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse. In this episode, we discuss:

- How sexual abuse impacts children physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc.

- How parents can best...

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Illuminate: Jessica Mockett - Protecting children from sexual abuse - Episode 46

illuminate podcast Dec 05, 2019

Pornography isn't a victimless pastime, especially when considering the role it contributes in the sexual exploitation and abuse of children. In this interview with Jessica Mockett from Save Hafen Holistic Recovery, we discuss:

- The impact of pornography on sexual abuse of children 

- How pornography dehumanizes others and contributes to an...

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Illuminate: Troy Love - How to avoid a victim mindset - Episode 45

illuminate podcast Nov 22, 2019

When we're abused or rejected, it's easy to form a victim mindset and believe that we're completely powerless to change our lives. In this interview with Troy Love, therapist and author, we discuss how to move out of a victim mindset and embrace a lifetime of healing, empowerment, and connection. 



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Illuminate: Troy Love - Healing from loss, neglect, rejection, betrayal and abuse - Episode 44

illuminate podcast Nov 12, 2019

If you've ever been betrayed, rejected, abandoned, or betrayed as a child or adult, you know how painful and difficult it can be to find peace. I interview therapist and author Troy Love on how to heal in the aftermath of these types of injuries. 



Purchase Troy's books:

Finding Peace -

A Year of Self-Love -...

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Illuminate: Kurt Francom - What every leader needs to know about pornography - Episode 43

illuminate podcast Oct 30, 2019

What are the most important things we should know when working with individuals impacted by pornography and betrayal trauma? A popular Latter-day Saint podcaster assembled over 20 presenters in a virtual conference to support those who minister to men and women affected by pornography addiction. In this episode Kurt Francom, founder of the Leading...

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Illuminate: Mari Lee - Toxic giving and taking in relationships - Episode 42

illuminate podcast Oct 16, 2019

In this episode, I interview Mari Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S, CPTT-S, CMBAT-S on the topic of toxic giving and taking in relationships. She also wrote a helpful blog post addressing this topic here:


In this episode, we discuss:
1.  The differences between...

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Illuminate: Mari Lee - Using mindfulness to treat addiction and trauma - Episode 41

illuminate podcast Oct 01, 2019

I interview Mari Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S, CPTT-S, CMBAT-S on the topic of how mindfulness can help improve outcomes when treating pornography/sexual addiction and betrayal trauma. In this episode, we discuss:

  • How she discovered the power of mindfulness in her personal life and professional practice.
  • The definition of mindfulness
  • Why mindfulness is an...
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Illuminate: Dr. Carmel White - How betrayal trauma affects women's spiritual lives - Episode 40

illuminate podcast Sep 11, 2019

I interview Dr. Carmel White, a researcher and author, who co-authored a book called “Love and Betrayal”, which is a collection of research and stories detailing the experience of what it’s like to be betrayed by a partner’s pornography use. In this interview, we discuss the impact of betrayal trauma on women's spiritual lives....

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