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57 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Let's Talk About Body Image with special guest Cathy Trinh
How many people are happy with their body just as they are, whether it's about their weight, height, sexual attraction, appearance, or skin color? Special guest Cathy Trinh—author, speaker, executive recruiter and life coach—joins the Erasing Shame co-hosts to have a life-giving and empowering conversations about body image. We share our personal questions and struggles with our bodies and also point to resources for healthy living. TRIGGER WARNING: rape, suicidal ideation, addictions Show Notes Cathy Trinh https://www.cathytrinh.com/ Buy Her Book, "The Journey: Mastering the Art of Slowing Down into a Beautiful Existence" https://amzn.to/3iQpleo Finding a Mental Health Therapist for People of Color https://djchuang.com/mental-health-therapists-for-people-of-color/ New York Times article, “It’s Hard to Search for a Therapist of Color. These Websites Want to Change That.” https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/16/well/mind/find-black-latinx-asian-therapist.html https://youtu.be/jKOE1qwdnko
93 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Tim Ouyang of Tim Be Told, Uncensored (s5e07)
Erasing Shame co-hosts talk with Tim Ouyang (singer and songwriter of Tim Be Told) about living in the multiple dimensions and layers of life as an Asian American of Chinese descent, and how he's navigating the intersectionality of sexuality, ethnicity, and faith, finding a way of healing and meaning, and telling a better and more beautiful story through it all. Show Notes Tim Be Told www.timbetold.com + Instagram @timbetold Tim Be Told on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/6L0mxhIWyV5ySKJvWrD70h "The Dark Voice," article by Tim Ouyang (Inheritance Magazine, 2017)
63 minutes | May 12, 2021
Celebrating Our Heritage & Getting Honest About Our Mental Health
It’s May, which means its AAPI Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month! Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiong, and Leah Abraham share what they love about their respective cultures, and give us a quick look into their mental health journeys. They also discuss what to look for if you’re seeking professional counseling help for the first time. * AAPI stands for Asian American Pacific Islanders
48 minutes | May 5, 2021
What about the Shame of Cancel Culture?
As social media gets used, actually misused, for cancel culture, our four co-hosts talk about its effects from different Asian American perspectives. Season 5 co-hosts are Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiong, Leah Abraham, and DJ Chuang. https://youtu.be/wAU7tvNPUwk
67 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Deconstructing Wokeness; Processing for Healthiness
With all of the recent hate crimes, violence, and atrocities in our American society, what does wokeness mean and are we doing enough? That's what our co-hosts discuss and explore, after checking-in with each other to see how we're doing. We'd like to know how you're doing too. Please add a comment or voice message on our website at erasingshame.com.
21 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
pain, shame, and trauma in Asian American church life
People have different church experiences, some helpful, some hurtful. Lillian So, transformation life coach and more, shares her life experiences of growing up in a Korean American church and how she's helping Asian Americans to heal from past church hurts, that they're not the only ones. Interviewed by co-host DJ Chuang. https://youtu.be/uivUYGg54Vk
50 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Listen in on a Counseling Session with Asian American Therapist Jeanie Chang
Asian American therapist Jeanie Chang and co-host DJ Chuang have a mock counseling session to show people what happens, demystifying psychological benefits, and that there's nothing to be anxious or afraid of when someone vulnerably shares their inner thoughts in a safe place and in confidentiality. Counseling is a very helpful resource to process emotions, feelings, and thoughts in a healthy way that reduces stress and other symptoms that hold people back from a better quality of life. Managing mental health increases one's happiness in life so one can go from surviving to thriving. Show Notes Jeanie Chang http://yourchangeprovider.com Noona's Noonchi on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/NoonasNoonchi Erasing Shame: Diverse Perspectives Discussing What Matters https://erasingshame.com
71 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Being Asians in America but not Belonging (s5e03)
The Erasing Shame co-hosts discuss recent events and how they trigger those red flags that Asian Americans don't belong here in America. Specifically, the 2 events we discuss are: the impeachment trial about the Capitol insurrection riot and the growing number of anti-Asian hate crimes. Show Notes Petition to get Mainstream News Coverage about Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, at Change.org https://www.change.org/p/get-mainstream-news-coverage-of-national-elderly-asian-american-assaults-cnn-msnbc-fox-vice-buzzfeed-nyt-washpost-latimes-axios https://stopaapihate.org/reportsreleases/ - reporting site for Anti-Asian Hate Crimes https://stopasianhate.info - info and important links in support of the #StopAsianHate movement The Black Church series on PBS - https://www.pbs.org/show/black-church/
27 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Even High Achievers Have to Deal with Shame (a bonus episode with Lillian So)
Working with Asian Americans, including high achievers, Lillian So (fitness instructor and transformational life coach) has an insider perspective on the lives of successful people. Watch this video to hear the surprising revelation as Lillian So shares some of her learnings and coaching tips with Erasing Shame co-host DJ Chuang. Show Notes Lillian So - https://meetlillianso.com Follow on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/@meetlillianso Like on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/meetlillianso https://facebook.com/groups/sofitmagic - private Facebook group, a community for high achievers who want to FEEL as good as they LOOK on paper.
29 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Asian Americans React to Capitol Hill Events in January 2021
2 historical events in Washington DC happened in January 2021: the insurrection and the inauguration. While these events affected all Americans and triggered concerns for people around the world, what did this mean for Asian Americans? Our 4 co-hosts can't speak for all Asian Americans, but each of us can share our different perspectives.
35 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Four Co-hosts for 2021: Season 5 Episode 01
On this first episode of season 5, you'll hear the back stories of our 4 co-hosts: Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiong, Leah Abraham, and DJ Chuang. Each will where they're coming from along a diverse spectrum of four different Asian American perspectives: Chinese, Korean, Hmong, Asian Indian. And, we'll talk about how erasing shame has brought us health and freedom for living.
40 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
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 | May 28, 2020
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 | Apr 27, 2020
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 | Apr 16, 2020
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 | Mar 26, 2020
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 | Mar 20, 2020
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 | Mar 13, 2020
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 | Jan 30, 2020
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 | Jan 21, 2020
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 email@example.com 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)
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