The Place We Find Ourselves | Story | Trauma | Therapy | Attachment | Neurobiology
By Adam Young, LCSW |Therapist
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The Place We Find Ourselves podcast features private practice therapist Adam Young (LCSW, MDiv) and interview guests as they discuss all things related to story, trauma, and therapy. Listen in as Adam unpacks how trauma and abuse impact the heart and mind, as well as how to navigate the path toward healing, wholeness, and restoration. Interview episodes give you a sacred glimpse into some of the real-life stories of guests who have engaged their own experiences of trauma and abuse. Drawing from the work of neuroscientists such as Allan Schore, Dan Siegel, and Bessel van der Kolk, as well as Christian thought leaders Dan Allender and John Eldredge, this podcast will equip and inspire you to engage your own stories of harm in deep, transformative ways.
||Clean19 The Path To Healing: Why It's So Important To Find Kindness For The Younger You||Jason reflects on why he began engaging his story and what that process looked like for him. Jason began addressing his story as part of a story group... but (surprising twist) his father just happened to be a participant in that group! In today’s...||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 Why Your Story Makes It Hard To Hope||Hope is flat out agonizing. Hope requires that you groan inwardly while, at the same time, waiting expectantly. The alternatives to hope are a deadening of desire and a growing cynicism about what you can really expect from life in this world. Indeed,..||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 What It Looks Like To Actually Grieve Your Wounds||In my second conversation with Andrew Bauman, we engage the whole question of “What does it mean to actually grieve?” If you enjoy my conversation with Andrew, you may want to either pickup a copy of his forthcoming book called Stumbling Toward...||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 Why Lament (Surprisingly) Leads to Life and Freedom||If you take your story and your wounds seriously, then sooner or later you will find yourself disoriented by tragedy and heartache. The invitation at this point is to lament. When was the last time you just poured out your feelings to God—before...||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15 Choosing Kindness: Engaging Stories of Shame with Andrew Bauman||One of the consequences of trauma is that we tend to do great harm to ourselves—and particularly to our bodies—after the trauma. Today, Andrew talks about the reality of self-contempt and the damage it does to our hearts. We discuss the necessity...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 How to Overcome the Shame of Sexual Abuse with Scott||In today’s episode, I talk to a fellow therapist named Scott. Scott leads groups for men who have a history of sexual abuse. Today, Scott talks about part of what it looked like for him to engage his own story of sexual abuse. In particular, we...||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 Your Wounds and the Path to Healing||In today’s show we take a deeper look at how our hearts have been wounded and what the path to healing looks like. Guided by Isaiah 61, we see how our wounding is linked to the particular ways that we find ourselves enslaved. I conclude by...||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 Why Trauma Makes It Hard to Trust Your Gut with Janet||One of the byproducts of trauma is that you lose a sense of being able to trust your body. You begin to distrust your gut knowledge of what is true because the people around you question your reality. In today’s episode, Janet explains how this has...||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 Implicit Memory: The Thing That's Running Your Life||When it comes to how and why you react to things the way you do, nothing is more important than implicit memory. Do you ever feel intense emotion that you know is “more than the situation calls for”? Perhaps you think of these experiences as...||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10 The Trauma of Abandonment with Gary B||Gary explains what brought him to begin engaging his story. Through counseling with Brent Curtis, Gary came to realize that there were several characters in his life story who had a profound influence on his heart and life. Gary tells a story that...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 Why Engaging Your Story Requires Anger at God||Sometimes, “the place we find ourselves” is a place of anger at God. Some of us grew up in Christian sub-cultures in which anger at God was not allowed. If you were angry at God for too long, you had a sense that there was something wrong with...||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 When Your Story of Sexual Abuse Is Not Believed||In today’s episode, I have a very honest and vulnerable conversation with Robyn about sexual abuse. We talk candidly about how our bodies respond with arousal even when there is profound violation occurring. Robyn tells the story of confronting her...||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 How Your Attachment Style Affects The Way You Relate To Other People||If you want to understand your relationships, you need to understand your attachment style. In this episode, I explain the three types of insecure attachment and discuss how you can identify your own attachment style. My website:...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 When Your Femininity Is Assaulted with Tracy||In today’s episode, Tracy courageously shares one of her stories with us. Born to a family longing for a boy, the war against her femininity began early. Tracy learned that attention with her father could be won by performing well in sports,...||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Attachment: What It Is and Why It Matters So Much||The way you attached to your primary caregiver shaped your brain more than anything else. Attachment refers to the manner in which you connect with others. It’s the emotional bond that you develop with the people you are closest to—the people who...||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 The Trauma of Being Unprotected with Gary||Gary began engaging his story in a deep way when he was in his 50’s. In this episode, Gary shares a story of being humiliated by his elementary school teacher with his Mom standing right next to him. It is a story of mockery, but far more a story of..||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 The Trauma of School Shaming with Mandy||Mandy talks about how and why she began to engage her story. And then she reads a story from her own life… a story about being bullied in elementary school—a story that had a major impact on how she began to see herself and relate to those...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 Why Your Family of Origin Impacts Your Life More Than Anything Else||Your story started with your relationship with your parents. Every child needs 6 things from his or her parents. In this episode, I discuss these “Big Six” needs. I also explain two kinds of relational styles that result from being either...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 Why Engaging Your Story Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Brain||It turns out that the practice of reflecting on the story of your life actually promotes healing in your brain. There are two reasons for this: Brain health is a function of the degree to which all parts of your brain are connected...||3/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Experience and Kindness
I love Adam's wealth of personal experience not only in the stories of others but in his own. He has been a kind friend and a wealth of knowledge as he has processed his own narrative and been deep in my own. His ability to study and learn, amalagamate the best and then to restate it is terms that others can both understand and use is of great value to any who are involved in one's own narrative or that of others. I highly recommend these podcasts and others resources on his website.
Clear and easy to understand
Adam explains story in a way that makes complete sense. He ties in neuroscience and relationships to how we are currently wired. Love that he speaks very clearly, with intention and repeats important ideas. I’m excited to hear more from you Adam!
I'm learning so much!
Listening to Adam's podcasts has helped me to understand myself and others better. I have such a desire to learn, to grow in my understanding of myself and others, and to heal. These podcasts are extremely helpful for me to grow in my relationships and to continue on the path to healing. Thank you, Adam, for what you do!
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