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The trauma-informed paradigm is challenging traditional views and approach in a wide variety of areas in education, social work, psychology, and public health. Each week the Trauma-Informed Lens Podcasters Curt Mower, Jerry Yager, and Matthew Bennett explore aspects of the trauma-informed paradigm and how it challenges traditional views of service delivery and current events. Join the revolution!

The trauma-informed paradigm is challenging traditional views and approach in a wide variety of areas in education, social work, psychology, and public health. Each week the Trauma-Informed Lens Podcasters Curt Mower, Jerry Yager, and Matthew Bennett explore aspects of the trauma-informed paradigm and how it challenges traditional views of service delivery and current events. Join the revolution!
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The trauma-informed paradigm is challenging traditional views and approach in a wide variety of areas in education, social work, psychology, and public health. Each week the Trauma-Informed Lens Podcasters Curt Mower, Jerry Yager, and Matthew Bennett explore aspects of the trauma-informed paradigm and how it challenges traditional views of service delivery and current events. Join the revolution!

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Episodes

Episode 68: Heart Rate Variability & Social Engagement

1/15/2019
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In this episode, we continue our exploration of trauma and heart rate variability. This week we explore the relationship between stressful life events, heart rate variability, and social engagement. Our conversation explores how this research applies to programming and treatment to help people recover and heal from trauma. Article for this week: High cardiac control […]

Duration:00:40:37

Episode 67: Heart Rate Variability & The Fear Response

1/10/2019
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Conditioned fear responses and learning safety cues are critical components of both the etiology of trauma-related dysfunction and recovery from traumatic experiences. Can inter-individual differences in physiological measures predict our ability to extinguish conditioned fear responses and to learn new safety cues? In this episode, Matt, Jerry & Curt discuss an article describing a study […]

Duration:00:36:32

Episode 66: New Year’s Special

12/25/2018
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Podcasters: Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, Dr. Jerry Yager Welcome to our second annual New Year’s Special. In this episode, Matt, Curt, and Jerry reflect on 2018 and look ahead to 2019. In a year that saw Oprah focus on trauma and more people exposed to the science the ever before, 2018 was an important year. […]

Duration:00:36:32

Episode 65: Physiological Markers & Individual Differences in Response to Intervention

12/19/2018
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Over the past decade or so, research within the field of behavioral health has given rise to a wide variety of evidence-based practices. Characterizing and legitimately testing the effects of treatments has been a significant positive direction for behavioral health. However, notably missing from this literature are investigations of factors related to individuals who did […]

Duration:00:39:40

Episode 65: Physiological Markers & Individual Differences in Response to Intervention

12/18/2018
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Over the past decade or so, research within the field of behavioral health has given rise to a wide variety of evidence-based practices. Characterizing and legitimately testing the effects of treatments has been a significant positive direction for behavioral health. However, notably missing from this literature are investigations of factors related to individuals who did […]

Duration:00:39:40

Episode 64: Heart Rate Variability & Trauma Continued

12/11/2018
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Your Podcasters: Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, and Dr. Jerry Yager Building on the discussion from last week related to research demonstrating the impact of chronic pain (stress) on heartbeat dynamics, in this week’s episode we discuss the physiology of the anxiety response from a research project investigating differences in HPA Axis and Heart Rate responsiveness […]

Duration:00:38:10

Episode 63: Autonomic Nervous System & Trauma

12/4/2018
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Podcasters: Matthew Bennett, Curt Mower, and Dr. Jerry Yager In several past episodes of the Trauma-Informed Lens podcast, we’ve discussed the impact of chronic, unpredictable stressors (e.g., ACEs) on the nervous system. In particular, the Autonomic Nervous System, designed to be highly sensitive to input from our environment, can become sensitized and chronically upregulated in […]

Duration:00:37:56

Episode 62: Heart Rate Variability & Trauma

11/27/2018
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The first podcast in a series focused on the relationship between heart rate variability and trauma, we introduce the concept and provide some initial insights. In 2015, the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology published a unique special issue dedicated to the idea of implementing physiological measures into the assessment of Clinical Child & […]

Duration:00:26:50

Episode 61: Creating Trauma-Informed Communities w/ Mary Donnelly-Crocker

11/13/2018
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Podcasters: Mary Donnelly-Crocker, Matt Bennett, Dr. Jerry Yager Mary Donnelly-Crocker joins Matt and Jerry to discuss her effort to turn Pasadena into a trauma-informed community. Learn how Mary and her organization, Young and Healthy are working to get information about trauma spread throughout the community. Mary demonstrates the power one person has to change the world! […]

Duration:00:34:13

Episode 60: Memories: The Way We Were

11/6/2018
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Podcasters: Matthew Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager Memories and traumatic memories are in the news quite a bit lately. Memories are tricky things, being highly subjective and changing over time. Add trauma to the mix and the situation becomes even more complicated. In this episode, Matt, Curt, and Jerry examine the science behind […]

Duration:00:39:06

Episode 59: The Role of Employment in Recovery

10/31/2018
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Matt, Curt, and Jerry recorded this episode together after their keynote address and workshop at the 4th Annual Colorado Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Conference. IPS is an innovative best practice which positions employment as a component of a client’s recovery process and not something to consider at a later point when the client reaches […]

Duration:00:39:16

Episode 58: Role of Staff Supervision in your Trauma-Informed Journey

10/23/2018
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Podcasters: Matthew Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager In this episode, Matt, Curt, and Jerry take on the question presented in Matt’s previous mini-episode, can you be trauma-informed without a robust staff supervision structure. Some disciplines like social work and mental health have such structures while the health care and education professions usually lack […]

Episode 57: Matt’s Argument for the Role of Staff Supervision in your Trauma-Informed Journey

10/16/2018
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Podcaster: Matthew Bennett Due to technical difficulties, this is a mini episode where Matt makes his best argument supporting the importance of staff supervision in trauma-informed environments. Depending on the traditions/requirements of the profession, some staff get high levels of supervision while other get little if any. In this mini-episode, Matt lies out his best […]

Duration:00:20:05

Episode 56: The Trauma-Informed Life. Are you ready for some football!

10/9/2018
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Podcasters: Matthew Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager In Episode 56 we introduce to a new theme to our podcast, how the trauma-informed paradigm translates into how we view things outside our professional work. In this episode, three big football fans discuss how our understanding of trauma and neurobiology effects how we view the […]

Duration:00:03:18

Episode 55: Talking Trauma Across the Atlantic with Jay Levy & Robin Johnson

10/2/2018
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Podcasters: Jay Levy, Robin Johnson, Matthew Bennett, & Dr. Jerry Yager Jay Levy and Robin Johnson join Matt, Curt, and Jerry to discuss their recent book Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness: From Pretreatment Strategies to Psychologically Informed Environments which was inspired by conversations surrounding homelessness between providers in the United States and the United Kingdom. In […]

Duration:00:39:57

Episode 54: Finding the Center: Personal Values & Post-Traumatic Growth

9/25/2018
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Podcasters: Matthew Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager Personal values speak to the core of who we are as people. Defining and focusing on values increases resiliency, moral courage, and helps us gain inspiration and strength to face life’s challenges. In this episode, Matt, Curt, & Jerry explore the power of personal values and […]

Duration:00:46:41

Episode 53: From Corn-dogs to Diplomacy!

9/18/2018
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Podcasters: Matthew Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager Matt has been busy working on another analogy! On this episode he tests drives it with Jerry and Curt to discover if it can help guide our thinking about wellness in the recovery and treatment process. Check out this episode and see what it can teach […]

Duration:00:41:05

Episode 52: The Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast Turns 1-year Old!

9/11/2018
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Podcasters: Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager Matt, Curt, and Jerry reflect back on the last year of podcasting. What did we learn? What do we hope you learned? We take this milestone to take a deeper look at the trauma-informed paradigm and our own work. Thanks for listening and supporting us! Discussion […]

Duration:00:36:27

Episode 51: Trauma, Post-Traumatic Growth, & Spirituality with Dr. Olga Vera

9/4/2018
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Podcasters: Dr. Olga Vera, Matthew Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager Reconnecting to spirit, God, faith or a higher power is central to many people’s post-traumatic growth experience. While crucial, spirituality is sometimes difficult to define and even more challenging for helpers to discuss in a way that promotes healing. Psychologist Olga Vera joins […]

Duration:00:37:47

Episode 50: Trauma & Hope

8/28/2018
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Podcasters: Matthew Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager Trauma makes everything about surviving the situation and resulting pain and suffering. While some recover from trauma quickly, others struggle for years and even decades with hopelessness and depression. For most people finding hope is a crucial part of their journey to post-traumatic growth. In this […]

Duration:00:40:08