Category: Fresh Start Podcast

Jacob Ham, PhD: "The Opposite of Trauma is Presence"

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Jacob Ham, PhD talks to Rabbi Shais Taub about topics including "epigenetic" transmission of Holocaust trauma in Jewish families; the effects of childhood neglect on adults; and how the opposite of trauma is learning to live in the present.

Jacob Ham, PhD is Director of the Center for Child Trauma and Resilience in New York and Associate Clinical Professor at the Department of Psychiatry of the Icahn School of Medicine.

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Dr. Kenneth M. Adams: "Addiction as Intimacy Disorder"

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Dr. Kenneth M. Adams talks to Rabbi Shais Taub about topics including addiction as an intimacy disorder; the negative cycle of shame in addiction particularly in religious communities; and how the last "spiritual assignment" of the parent is to allow their adult children to shift loyalties from their family of origin to the family they are building with their spouse.

Dr. Adams is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), a CSAT supervisor, and CSAT training facilitator as well as an EMDR practitioner. Dr. Patrick Carnes, internationally recognized expert on sex addiction, wrote the following in his review of Dr. Adam's first book, Silently Seduced: “Ken Adams, is one of those rare combinations of competence as a writer, clinician, and researcher. This book is developing a loyal readership fast, which is probably because Ken is one of the more astute observers of the connections between shame, abuse, and sex addiction.”

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Dr. Reggie Melrose, PhD: "Talking Won't Get Us There"

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Dr. Reggie Melrose, PhD talks to Rabbi Shais Taub about topics including the limits of talk therapy; why people with trauma have a special ability to help others with trauma; and the plight of "sensitive souls" for whom life itself can be traumatic.

Dr. Reggie Melrose, PhD is the best-selling author of The 60 Seconds Fix. She is a well-known international speaker and consultant specializing in the application of current neuroscience to educational practice and parenting. She completed Dr. Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) three-year training program to become an SE Practitioner.

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Rabbi Shimon Russell, LCSW: "The Uniqueness of 'Learning' Trauma"

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Rabbi Shimon Russell, LCSW, talks to Rabbi Shais Taub about the topic of religious trauma in the observant Jewish community.

Rabbi Shimon Russell is a psychotherapist in private practice in Jerusalem. He holds an MSW from Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work and completed the Clinical externship program at the prestigious Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in NY.

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Dr. Janina Fisher, PhD: "Healing Trauma and the Hope for Redemption"

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Dr. Janina Fisher, PhD talks to Rabbi Shais Taub about topics including what it really means to identify the Jewish community as a "traumatized community;" how children's spirituality and faith are influenced by the kind of relationship they have with their parents; and healing from trauma as a personal and collective redemptive process.

Dr. Janina Fisher, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise as both a therapist and consultant, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School.

For more information about the Fresh Start Retreat Center visit www.thefsrc.com or call 888-373-7481.

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