Dr. Hallowell shares his advice for knowing when a person or project is not worth your time and effort. Whether you’re struggling with a job, relationship or something else, this mini episode can help you figure out your next steps. Plus, hear about the project Ned walked away from after investing a ton of time and energy, and why he’s better off for it.
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What on earth were we going to name this show? We covered so many topics from post traumatic stress disorder to the Parkland High School shooting that happened one year from the date this show is airing – Valentine’s Day. We also talked about how healing from trauma of any kind is a unique journey for every person. In a society with an attention span of about 30 seconds, traumatic events are forgotten quickly by the public but NOT the people who were there.
Join our host Kristin Sunanta Walker and Amy O’Neill for an uplifting and insightful discussion.
After being thrust into the role of Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor, Amy C. O’Neill has turned her crisis and recovery into her cause. In her new chosen role as Resilience Expert and Motivational Speaker, Amy shares her life lesson of rebounding with individuals in order to help them learn how to go through and overcome their own personal trauma; and with professional responders who deal with expected and unexpected trauma on the job; as well as with groups from around the world so that they may learn to continue in the aftermath of community trauma and adversity.
Having built a well-respected career in mental health counseling over almost three decades, Amy has intense breadth and depth of experience in both institutional and private practice. In addition to her dedication to helping others, she prides herself on being a life long learner and athlete. A former D-1 NCAA lacrosse player who went on to methodically train and successfully complete three Ironman Triathlons, and the prestigious Boston Marathon five times, Amy knows how mental and physical focus can lead to success. As a wife, mother, daughter and sister Amy has strong family ties that are important to her life story as well. She also works with the THE NATIONAL MASS VIOLENCE AND VICTIMIZATION RESOURCE CENTER helping survivors of mass violence use their voice during their healing process.
My guest, Melissa Wilson, is a survivor of bullying and is now a Certified Coach, working with clients who have experienced bullying, and other forms of abuse and childhood trauma to help them get unstuck and move forward toward their goals and dreams. She is also a podcast host of, “The Grass Gets Greener Podcast” where she talks with survivors, professionals, and everyday people who have a story to share and ways to help inspire you to not give up even in the wake of a traumatic past.
I had the pleasure of being on Melissa’s podcast a few months back, where I shared some of my survivor story of childhood sexual abuse and bullying, and how I’ve been able to work through those experiences. I hope you’ll consider checking it out and sharing it with someone who might benefit from it.
The Grass Gets Greener represents hope and optimism. Sometimes you may feel as if other people have a better life than you, that the grass is greener on their side of the fence, so to speak. Well, this site is here to provide you with inspiration and support to help you overcome the effects of what you experienced that can make you feel this way. This site is here to help you become the person you are meant to be. To show you how the grass gets greener for you!
During our chat together, Melissa shares the experiences of bullying that she endured and how it affected her life:
- How and when the bullying began for her in school, when she was the new kid and experienced both physical and emotional abuse from classmates.
- She shares how the teachers in her school did nothing to stop it, and this helped fuel the fear of reaching out for help from her parents, due to fear of making the situation even worse. Her silence was the only thing she could control.
- Five years after the bullying stopped, she was finally able to tell her parents, receive the support she needed, and start to pick up the pieces.
- You’ll learn how those experiences she endured help fuel her to learn more about herself, study Psychology, and how the effects of being bullied last well into adulthood.
- The importance of reaching out and telling someone when you need help, and how staying silent keeps you stuck and perpetuates the idea that you do not deserve help.
- We discuss the skills that Melissa developed to aid in her healing journey, and how even though she still struggles at times with the after effects, life is so much better because of putting in the hard work of education and healing.
Be sure and check out Melissa’s Podcast, The Grass Gets Greener, over on her website, and available wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. If you’re interested in working with Melissa Wilson as your coach, drop her a line, she’d love to hear from you.
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Delving into the nuances of reality therapy, what it is, and who it can help with Robert “Bob” Wubbolding, EdD, Director, Director of Training at Wubbolding Workshops Center for Reality Therapy and host, Aaron Huey. Bob and Aaron Huey sit down for quick talk at The Winter Symposium in Colorado Springs, Co.
Robert E. Wubbolding, EdD, internationally known teacher, author and practitioner of Reality Therapy has taught Choice Theory and Reality Therapy in the United States, Europe, Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. He is a Psychologist, Professional Clinical Counselor, Board Certified Coach, and member of the American Psychological Association, the Ohio Psychological Association, the Cincinnati Academy for Professional Psychology, as well as the American Counseling Association, and the Ohio Counseling Association, Greater Cincinnati Counseling Association. His professional goal has been to make Reality Therapy respectable, respected, practical, cross-cultural, and universally applicable. To achieve this goal, he has sought to strengthen the delivery system, publish, articles and 14 books, 31 chapters in textbooks including entries in counselling and psychology encyclopedias, and has taught Choice Theory and Reality Therapy in many countries, and developed a teaching tool for Reality Therapy, called the WDEP system. This expression of Reality Therapy facilitates both learning and practicing the skills individually, in groups, on an organizational basis by people around the world working in agencies, schools, and businesses.