Illuminate: Dr. Julie Hanks - Assertiveness for betrayed women - Episode 59

illuminate podcast May 21, 2020

I interview Dr. Julie Hanks, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, author, and assistant professor at Utah Valley University on the topic of helping betrayed women become more assertive with their needs.

 

 

Specifically, we discuss:

- Why betrayed women need skills to protect themselves from harm, manipulation, and abuse.

- How assertiveness...

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Illuminate: Rick Thompson, LCSW - When missionaries struggle with pornography - Episode 58

illuminate podcast May 06, 2020

I interview Rick Thompson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, on how to help full-time missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who struggle with pornography issues. These missionaries aren't immune to the temptations and struggles of pornography, yet, they often suffer in shame and silence because of their calling as...

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Illuminate: Gaelyn Rae Emerson - How women can heal from relationship abandonment - Episode 57

illuminate podcast Apr 23, 2020

Gaelyn Rae Emerson joins me to talk about the impact of abandonment on women dealing with betrayal trauma from pornography and sexual addiction. She outlines a method she uses to help women move toward healing when they've been abandoned. In this episode: 

- She defines the term “sexual abandonment”.

- She describes the role...

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Illuminate: Gaelyn Rae Emerson - Staying resilient when your husband relapses - Episode 56

illuminate podcast Apr 09, 2020

The uncertainty of a potential relapse often leaves betrayed women anxious and tense. They wonder when the next betrayal will happen and how they'll respond. Even though there is no way to predict the future, my guest in this episode, Gaelyn Rae Emerson, says that women can prepare themselves and develop resilience in the face of future relapses,...

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Illuminate: Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT - Help for distressed couples during quarantine - Episode 55

Sheltering in place is tough for most people, but it's especially difficult for couples who were already distressed before they were required to spend days on end together. And, tragically, sheltering in place can also increase the risk of physical and emotional abuse for vulnerable family members. In this episode, I share eleven ways distressed...

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Illuminate: Amy Cluff - Staying emotionally healthy during a pandemic - Episode 54

How do we stay emotionally healthy in the midst of a global pandemic? In this special episode, I team up with Amy Cluff, a therapist who specializes in working with betrayal trauma and child/family therapy, to talk about specific ways we can all maintain our emotional health when facing these unprecedented global fears and uncertainties. 

 

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Illuminate: Steven Shields - Why you should share your addiction recovery story (and how) - Episode 53

illuminate podcast Mar 12, 2020

Building an authentic community around those struggling with pornography addiction and betrayal trauma is essential for recovery. Steven, from Unashamed Unafraid, shares his experience of hearing how many couples have shared their story of addiction recovery. Geoff and Steven discuss why it is important for those struggling to share their story and...

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Illuminate: Steven and Kayla - a story of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma recovery - Episode 52

illuminate podcast Feb 26, 2020

Steven and Kayla Shields are a couple working through recovery; Steven for his sexual addiction and Kayla for healing with her betrayal trauma. Kayla had no idea when getting married to Steven that he was view pornography daily and participating in prostitution. In this episode, they discuss Steven coming forward, early recovery, being...

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Illuminate - Alice Taylor - Helping women who struggle with pornography (part 2) - Episode 51

illuminate podcast Feb 12, 2020

In this episode I interview Alice Taylor, author of, "Restored: A woman's guide to overcoming pornography addiction." We talk about the need to be more aware of the reality that many women and girls are battling addictions and struggles with pornography and unwanted sexual behaviors. Alice shares ways we can become more inclusive of women who struggle...

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Illuminate: Alice Taylor - Women who struggle with pornography addiction - Episode 50

illuminate podcast Jan 28, 2020

Pornography addiction isn't just a struggle for men and boys. Many women and girls also struggle with the same temptations, secrets, and shame. One of biggest differences, however, is that women and girls rarely get to hear other females acknowledge their own personal struggles and victories over addiction.

 

 

In this episode I interview...

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