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A podcast by the Trauma Institute

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In this episode, we tackle a common and heart-wrenching question from trauma survivors: "How can I erase painful memories?" We dive into the science and philosophy behind memory alteration, exploring the natural instinct to avoid distressing memories and the consequences of such avoidance. We discuss therapeutic approaches like memory reconsolidation, which aims to change the emotional impact of traumatic memories, and the limitations of methods like extinction. With references to experts like Joseph LeDoux and Steve Hayes, we offer insights into the complexities of healing from trauma.Upcoming events:Join David Kessler for his free online series on Father's Day GriefJoin the Polyvagal Institue for their free webinar, Rising in Resilience with Jessica ConwayLearn more about Linda Thai Learn more about Therapist.comJoin the Institute:Trauma Institute: @traumainstitute | traumainstitute.comFrank Anderson: @frank_andersonmd | frankandersonmd.comMatthias Barker: @matthiasjbarker |
In this episode of the Healing Trauma podcast, Frank and Matthias explore the third step in the healing process: transforming trauma. They discuss the importance of witnessing and understanding trauma held in the body, mind, and emotions, and how to correct and release it. By sharing their experiences and those of their clients, they aim to make the often ambiguous process of healing more tangible. Join them as they break down the three key steps: sharing the experience, having a corrective experience, and releasing what no longer serves. This episode offers practical insights and compassionate guidance for anyone on a journey to heal from trauma.Learn more about Paul Denniston & Grief Yoga. Upcoming events:Join us at the Trauma You Can't Remember on May 27th!Join the Institute:Trauma Institute: @traumainstitute | traumainstitute.comFrank Anderson: @frank_andersonmd | frankandersonmd.comMatthias Barker: @matthiasjbarker |
In this episode of Healing Trauma, Frank and Matthias delve into the second movement of trauma healing: "Leaning In." This episode explores the crucial aspect of trusting our inner wisdom as we navigate through trauma. Moving beyond simply acknowledging our responses and issues, we learn how to embrace our intuition and create safety both internally and in relationships. The discussion emphasizes the importance of reattuning to our wisdom and trusting ourselves to heal.Upcoming Events:To Be Loved: A Story of Truth, Trauma, and Transformation by Frank Anderson - OUT NOWLayers of Trauma: A Recorded Session Analysis, led by Ava Rose, LCSW & Pat Ogden, PhD hosted by the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Friday, May 10th, 2024.‘Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga: Gentle Practices for Vagus Nerve Stimulation’ with Arielle Schwartz hosted by the Polyvalgal Institute. Thursday, May 16th, 2024. Join the Institute:Trauma Institute: @traumainstitute | traumainstitute.comFrank Anderson: @frank_andersonmd | frankandersonmd.comMatthias Barker: @matthiasjbarker |
Welcome to another episode of "Healing Trauma," brought to you by the Trauma Institute. In today’s discussion, we delve into the "Step Back", the first essential movement in the journey toward healing from trauma. This episode explores why stepping back is a crucial initial step in understanding and addressing trauma effectively. We'll unpack the different healing models and resources that can cater to diverse needs, helping each individual find a path that resonates deeply with them.Join us as we share insights from our network of advisors and organizational partners, all dedicated to facilitating profound healing. Whether you’re a therapist looking to deepen your practice or someone on your own healing journey, this episode offers valuable perspectives on starting the healing process right. Tune in to learn more about how to navigate these first crucial steps in trauma recovery.Join the Institute:Trauma Institute: @traumainstitute | traumainstitute.comFrank Anderson: @frank_andersonmd | frankandersonmd.comMatthias Barker: @matthiasjbarker |
In this episode, Matthias Barker and Dr. Frank Anderson take listeners through the history of trauma treatment, from ancient rituals to today's therapies like EMDR and IFS. They discuss the introduction of trauma as a concept in the 20th century and how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the global need for effective trauma care. The hosts emphasize the importance of combining different therapeutic approaches to better address trauma and share insights into the evolving landscape of mental health treatment. Tune in to "Healing Trauma" for a practical look at how our understanding and treatment of trauma have changed over time and where they are headed next.Join the Institute: Trauma Institute: @traumainstitute | traumainstitute.comFrank Anderson: @frank_andersonmd | frankandersonmd.comMatthias Barker: @matthiasjbarker |
What Counts as Trauma?

What Counts as Trauma?


In this inaugural episode of the Healing Trauma podcast offered by the Trauma Institute, Dr. Frank Anderson and Matthias Barker discuss the new era of trauma therapy. Trauma has been the word on everyone's lips, some people think that everything is trauma, and some people think that it's reserved to describe PTSD. Matthias Barker and Frank Anderson get to the bottom of what counts as trauma, and how we can start to heal. About Matthias Barker:Matthias is a psychotherapist and the CEO and co-founder of the Trauma Institute with Dr. Frank Anderson providing clinical training for psychotherapists and education for the general public on healing from trauma. Matthias is widely recognized for his unique approach to making mental health knowledge and skills accessible to the wider public. Through platforms like Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and his top-ranking Spotify podcast, Matthias delivers psychoeducational content to a following of over 3 million people. His innovative blend of engaging content and relevant mental health advice has fostered a vibrant online community centered on healing, personal growth, and moving toward what’s meaningful despite hardship. Find him on all platforms, @matthiasjbarkerAbout Frank Anderson:Frank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy – New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy, and recently co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual.
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