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Bear Psychology Podcast

Dr. Anna Baranowsky is a Canadian Clinical Psychologist, CEO of the Traumatology Institute, Founder and President of the Board at Trauma Practice. She is the author of two books on trauma, numerous courses to help train professionals in trauma mental health and the developer of the Trauma Recovery Program for Self-Guided trauma care. She works with trauma survivors and those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on post-traumatic growth and recovery.

Through her work she believes that when we share, dialogue and feel supported, it provides a powerful foundation for forward movement in our understanding and the care needed. In her own words "I have found that the most profound changes occur when a person truly feels heard and understood - I like to think of it as deeply BEARING WITNESS to life evolving. We can feel incredibly stuck when we live with our fears, stressors and troubles in isolation."

Dr.Baranowsky is the host of the Bear Psychology Show, focusing on bearing witness to Evolving Mood, Mind, Health. Her talks revolve around recovery, relationships, work and life adventures.

She is dedicated to assisting organizations and health professionals who help trauma survivors to ensure a trauma informed lens of care can grow in community health networks. With that vision in 1998, the Traumatology Institute Canada (TIC) was established. TIC has trained thousands of individuals nationally and internationally.

Dr. Baranowsky serves on the board of directors of the Academy of Traumatology and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress through the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is recognized by The National Center for Crisis Management. She has published in the area of Post-Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue, and therapeutic relationships (the Silencing Response).

Copyright:  Dr. Anna Baranowsky, 2020

Feb 1, 2019

Holiday stress can whip us up into a tense frenzy, forcing us to confront demons and leaving us feeling drained and exhausted. Have you experienced this? Did you argue with friends/family or find yourself isolated, over-pleasing and underwhelmed?

The key to managing holiday stress is to focus on our relationship with ourselves and listen to that internal dialogue. We have a responsibility to grow and evolve into the people we want to be, and the pressure of the family environment over the holidays is just one of many things we need to adapt to.

Dr Anna speaks with Dr. John King author of #dealwithit, speaker and PTSD expert, who has a wealth of experience in dealing with male sexual abuse and human trafficking. He works to raise awareness about these issues, and in this episode he discusses his significant family disturbance along with the ways that he worked through it. For more information on his work you can visit his website here or find his books here.

This radio show was aired on on Thursday, December 27, 2018.