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40 minutes | 7 months ago
What does soju have to do with family shame?
We talk about trauma and healing amidst the cultural dynamics of Korean and Asian American families. Trauma-informed therapist Toni Kim joins co-hosts Helen Choi and DJ Chuang on this season 4 finale and explore how soju and jugeullae intersect with a culture of shame.
32 minutes | 8 months ago
When your loving family had traumatized you unknowingly
In this conversation with J.S. Park, you'll hear the shocking revelation when he first learned that what he grew up with was not normal and actually tramatic, how he went from surviving to thriving, lived to tell about it, write about it, and helping others to experience health and wellness. And, you'll love the part where he talks about his high school experience that was like a Napolean Dynamite moment. J.S. Park works as a hospital chaplain in Florida and author of "The Voices We Carry: Finding Your One True Voice in a World of Clamor and Noise." He blogs at https://jsparkblog.com
21 minutes | 9 months ago
Andrew Yang addresses emotional debt
One Andrew Yang launched a presidential campaign. Another Andrew Yang launches a newsletter about discovering strength through mental health in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month on May 1, 2020. Listen to how this second Andrew dealt with his identity crisis, growing up in a collectivistic family in an individualistic society, how conflict can be good, and more.
22 minutes | 9 months ago
7 Practical Self-Care Tips in Stressful Times (Season 4 Episode 09)
Helen and DJ have a lively and life-giving conversation with Emelda De Coteau (writer, podcaster, and creative) about COVID-19, grief and loss due to unemployment, anti-Asian racism, and vulnerable populations being heavily hit hard in poor communities in particular seniors homes, black neighborhoods, disabled and homeless and refugee shelters. How we can join together and support and be safe with self-care during this season of crisis. Count up all the practical tips and do the healthy things to be well. Show Notes Emelda will be co-leading this online event with another creative, Ebony Westbrook—Peace over Panic Workshop: Gratitude Journaling, Meditation & Sound Healing (May 3, 2020) - part of the ongoing series "Creating Through COVID-19" Women Creatives Chat - (check out the blog for posts on wellness / self care / empowerment) Pray with our Feet podcast Insight Timer App (thousands of meditations) Favorite meditation teacher - Sarah Blondin (on Insight Timer) insighttimer.com/sarahblondin Liberate app (meditation teachers of color whose work is supporting communities of color) Articles Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate (ProPublica) As the coronavirus spreads, so does online racism targeting Asians, new research shows (Washington Post) At Least 19 Children at a Chicago Shelter for Immigrant Detainees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 (ProPublica) Self-Care Tips For Asian Americans Dealing With Racism Amid Coronavirus (HuffPost)
28 minutes | 10 months ago
Getting out from the shame of human sex trafficking
Crisis counselor David Dicken talks with Tyesa Harvey about the trauma and shame of the underworld of sex trade and prostitution. WARNING: This episode has explicit content for mature audiences. Tyesa Harvey, co-founder of the Sex Crime Awareness Treatment Center (S.C.A.T), is passionate about working with women and children who have endured trauma, specifically related to sex crimes. Through the Center, Tyesa focuses on holistic healing as part of the rehabilitation efforts to help survivors of traumatic experiences reintegrate into society. She was featured in “Shattered Dreams” - a sex trafficking documentary that has won several awards at film festivals. Show Notes https://tyesaharvey.biz/ https://www.facebook.com/tyesa.harvey https://www.instagram.com/TyesaHarvey/ "Shattered Dreams: Sex Trafficking in America" - documentary film; watch the trailer at https://vimeo.com/269676418
19 minutes | 10 months ago
How to best support your friends who are going through anxiety during Coronavirus
Crisis counselor David Dicken shares some practical tips for how to support your friends, family, and others during times of crisis like this worldwide COVID-19 pandemic by supporting people through making it safe to talk about feelings and emotions, then taking action that brings healthy relief.
40 minutes | 10 months ago
How to Tell Your Asian Parents about Mental Health (s4e06)
Shame keeps us uncomfortable and paralyzed, but others help us find the way out. Jud Chun of Asian Mental Health Collective and subtle asian mental health chats with co-host DJ Chuang about how next generation Asians around the world are part of a growing social movement that's ending the stigma and shame about mental health, culminating with the most frequently asked question on his "Ask a Therapist" livestreams.
25 minutes | a year ago
How to Be Fully Human (s4e05)
Nôn Wels explains why being a feely human is absolutely essential to being fully human. That means feeling your feelings makes you more human and more healthy. DJ Chuang hosts this Erasing Shame conversation. Nôn Wels hosts the You, Me, Empathy podcast and is launching the Feely Human Collective with a crowdfunding campaign—you can help make it happen! Nôn is passionately making space and developing ways to help people be more healthy and human. Show Notes Fully Human Collective feelyhuman.co – support the crowdfunding campaign at feelyhumans.co You, Me, Empathy podcast—Sharing Our Mental Health Stories Nôn Wels’ website nonwels.com Nôn Wels’ story in written form + in episode #78 of You, Me, Empathy
40 minutes | a year ago
How do you heal from racialized trauma? (s4e04)
Our special guest Jamilah George talks with Helen Choi and DJ Chuang about the true realities of racialized trauma. Listen to stories about how both intentional and unintentional racism cause real pain to real people. Soak in her words of strength and healing as she wisely guides the importance of feeling the feelings and being a part of healthy & supporting community. Recorded on the National Day of Racial Healing 2020. Jamilah graduated from University of Michigan and Yale University and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, the psychological effects of discrimination and racial trauma on people of color. Jamilah’s passion for social justice and equality issues fuels her work as she advocates for the mental and holistic wellbeing of socially disenfranchised groups, including women, people of color, impoverished domestic and international communities, and the intersections therein. Show Notes Connect with Jamilah George via email firstname.lastname@example.org Jamilah’s web page psych.uconn.edu/graduate-students/jamilah-r-george/ Jamilah’s recent publication, “The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Limitations of a White-domint Medical Framework: A Call fo Indigenous and Ethnic Minority Inclusion.” This is great resource for understanding the history and resurgence of psychedelic medicine and the necessity to include indigenous and ethnic minority individuals in the movement. “Uncovering the Trauma of Racism: New Tools for Clinicians” (Psychology Today) “Colorblind Ideology Is a Form of Racism” (Psychology Today)
50 minutes | a year ago
Holidays, Hurts, and Healing (s4e03)
As we end the year 2019, co-hosts Helen Choi and DJ Chuang talk about how the holiday season brings up all kinds of mixed emotions from family memories past and expectations for the present and future. We explore how forgiveness and grace are vital to the journey of healing. Trigger Warning for this episode names the painful and traumatic things that have happened to people. Nothing graphic, but the mere mention of those categories can be triggering for some. Naming the pain is an important step towards erasing shame. We are genuinely sorry for the pain and trauma that has happened to you. We believe you have the strength to survive, to heal, and to thrive when you experience the power of forgiveness and grace. Show Notes Holiday Depression and Stress (WebMD) How to practice forgiveness for a healthier and happier holiday – Methods to improve your emotional health and time with family and friends (CBC Life) Season 4 Episode 1 of Erasing Shame – back story of Helen Choi and DJ Chuang History of Hanukkah History of Kwanzaa California Peer-Run Warm Line – To talk to a Warm Line counselor when you need emotional support. They provide assistance via phone and web chat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. People can call or text (855) 845-7415 from 7AM-11PM Monday through Friday, 7AM-3PM Saturdays and 7AM-9PM Sundays. Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) Kids Help Phone – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line – text HOME to 741741 in the USA, Text 686868 in Canada, Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK, text SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280 in Ireland; more to come in Australia, South Africa, Latin America.
40 minutes | a year ago
How People Can Heal Together from our Messed-Up Past (s4e02)
On National Philanthropy Day, Helen Choi talks with Edgar Villanueva, author of “Decolonizing Wealth—Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance,” about how philanthropy can change the past of colonization, exploitation, and internalized oppression. Show Notes Edgar Villanueva’s website: decolonizingwealth.com | twitter @VillanuevaEdgar Book: Decolonizing Wealth—Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance More with Edgar Villanueva in articles and podcast and radio interviews
20 minutes | a year ago
Introducing Season 4 of Erasing Shame
Co-hosts Helen Choi and DJ Chuang will be taking you on a journey of healing around the world on this season of Erasing Shame. Show Notes Helen Choi: website iamhelenchoi.com | twitter @iamhelenchoi Helen’s other podcast: Name It! Podcast, with Wild Woman Fundraising’s Mazarine Treyz DJ Chuang’s website @ djchuang.com | twitter @djchuang Season 1 Episode 1 has more of DJ Chuang’s back story
32 minutes | a year ago
Mental Health Ministry in a Chinese Church
Pastor Curtis Lowe and wife Carol started the Enlighten Mental Health Ministry at an Asian American church to enlighten, encourage, and educate people facing the realities of mental illness to lighten our burden. They share openly about their own struggles and how they’ve found hope and healing. We also talk about challenges in working with people from shamed-based Asian American cultures and the difference between shame and stigma. Come to the one-day Enlighten Seminar on October 19, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, California – info at enlightenmentalhealth.org/seminar Show Notes Follow Curtis @CurtisOCDpastor and Carol @Enlightencarol1 on Twitter Like the Facebook page for Enlighten Mental Health Ministry at facebook.com/EnlightenMH + visit the website at enlightenmentalhealth.org “Mental health seminar to address topics from Christian perspective” By Christina Cox in The Acorn, August 2019. 2018 Enlighten Mental Health Seminar – YouTube Playlist – plenary sessions and workshops COMI (Caregivers of the Mentally Ill) Support Group @ 2nd and 4th Monday each month in Thousand Oaks Chinese Christian Church of Thousand Oaks cccto.org
21 minutes | a year ago
How to Teach Students about Authenticity and Courage in Class
How do we create a space for authenticity and courage in the classroom? How can build shame resiliency in students? How do we help students who over-identify with their failures recognize that they are worthy of love and belonging? This episode of “Seen: An Erasing Shame Podcast” explores these questions with educator and therapist Shelia Sutton. Shelia is part of a team of four educators who wrote the integration plans for Brené Brown’s Daring Classrooms. Eunice and Shelia talk about recognizing shame triggers, overcoming shame storms and the importance of connection in becoming our authentic self. This is a wonderful episode for educators and also for anyone who wants to grow in their shame resilience journey. Resources Daring Classrooms Integration Plans: brenebrown.com/daringclassrooms Instagram: @sheteachesschool Twitter: @sheliadsutton Shelia Sutton sheliasutton.com A Diary of a Daring Classroom: sheteachesshool.com (coming soon) Joy Starts Here by Jim Wilder, Ed Khouri, Chris Coursey, & Shelia Sutton
45 minutes | a year ago
If family secrets are like dirty laundry, how can they be cleaned?
Vanessa Yee produced and directed the Laundromat Documentary to begin breaking the silence and shame in Asian American communities. Vanessa talks with Erasing Shame co-host DJ Chuang about how this film begins to address the questions around why there are too many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders dying by suicide and struggling through depression and mental health. Show Notes The Laundromat Documentary thelaundromatdoc.com • streaming on iTunes Facebook page of Laundromat Documentary facebook.com/TheLaundromatDocumentary The Bull and the Badger Podcast soundcloud.com/the-bull-and-the-badger-podcast + Like on Facebook facebook.com/thebullandthebadger
26 minutes | a year ago
Oh the Shame of being exposed and rejected
Do you know that feeling when someone else shares your personal struggles or pains and you’re left feeling exposed and shamed? That is such a contrast to TFW (the feeling when) someone listens with kindness to that very vulnerable part of your feelings going through hard times. Eunice Lee, season 1 co-host of Erasing Shame, chats with DJ Chuang about this other side of shame and why we need other people to experience the erasing of shame.
7 minutes | 2 years ago
Preview of Next Episodes: July 2019 Update
A short update on what’s happening here at the Erasing Shame podcast this summer, a preview of next episodes, and how you can be an integral part of this podcast. Show Notes Free Webinar on July 30 with DJ Chuang, hosted by NAMI California—Grow Your Grassroots: Asian-American Communities & Mental Health Join the production team for Erasing Shame podcast—contact us
26 minutes | 2 years ago
What could happen in 5 months? (s3e20)
Do you know how many episodes we recorded in 5 months of Erasing Shame, our longest season to date? Co-hosts Nancy Ly and DJ Chuang wind down Season 3 of Erasing Shame with some personal reflections and even the beautiful side of shame, if you can believe that. Listen in on good insightful perspectives about […]
54 minutes | 2 years ago
Lao experiences of shame in America (s3e19)
Few people know the stories of Laotians in America. Join Nancy Ly, Cynthia Khambounheuang and Bill Le for a conversation about Lao experiences of assimilation to America, and the importance of a culture centered around food, religion, and resilience. Bill Le was voted “Mr. Lao San Diego” in 2016 and also identifies as part of […]
45 minutes | 2 years ago
Leadership & entrepreneurship within shame cultures (s3e18)
How can leadership and entrepreneurship possibly look different within shame-based cultures? Nancy Ly chats with Brian (BJ) Kang about the challenges and opportunities for growth in leadership development from collective to individualistic cultures. Brian Kang is a podcaster for the Asian American Voice and has been intrigued about the topic of shame in the past […]
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