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A Safe Haven Space for Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health

Egette and Kristin talk about her new podcast on Mental Health News Radio Network: Safe Haven Space.

Egette Indelele was born and raised in a refugee camp in Tanzania. She is the oldest of five children and a first-generation honor college student at George Mason University. She is studying Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive and Behavior Neuroscience in hopes of opening her own practice in Burundi and emphasizing the importance of mental health while serving children with the hope of healing their traumatic life events. Egette’s work with Safe Haven was inspired by her experience as a refugee . She founded Safe Haven to help refugee students resettle in a new world while having access to mental health services.

Aside from mental health, Egette has a great passion for children around the world. With the passion to help children, she became the President of a UNICEF club at George Mason University. The club gave her the opportunity to advocate for children’s rights and educate her university community on the importance of helping the younger generation. She extended her passion and is now serving on the United Nation international Children Emergency Funds USA National Council. She also manages a program where members and volunteers mentor and tutor elementary-aged children at a local community center that serves refugees transitioning to life in America.

With mental health being a stigma around the world, specifically in refugees and immigrant families, she believes that Safe Haven will ease the transition to the American life. She also believes that it will help student perform better in school overall, while working on solving unresolved trauma

www.safehavenspace.com

Student Mental Health with Sean Perry

Join Sean and Kristin for a discussion about student mental health and new ways to educate, empower, and provide help.

Sean Perry has two decades of coaching experience and working with youth. He’s a certified Life Coach, Cognitive Behavioral Coach, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Specialist/ instructor, certified in Childhood Trauma and is an Exposure Response Prevention Specialist. As of late Sean is trained to train staff in the Signs of Suicide Prevention Program. He also has been trained in collaborative problem solving.

Sean has spent the last several years in the Human Service/Mental Health field.

Sean saw a huge gap in the mental health industry while working in the private residential setting. He noticed that it was more about the have and the have nots then anyone would like to admit. This lack of equality pushed Sean to create We R H.O.P.E. Inc. with a colleague. While operating We R H.O.P.E., Sean was simultaneously the Program Manager at a residential treatment center for boys with severe trauma. He has since resigned to focus all of his energy on We R H.O.P.E. Sean hopes to create change in the public schools by bringing support at a much younger age and breaking the stigma of mental illness.

www.werhope.org

The Shift…What It Is and How To Thrive in the Higher Vibration

There has been much speculation about what’s going on in the world right now, everything
from Armageddon to the return of Christ. We can all see and feel the changes in the world and
while it looks chaotic, many of us know this to be a paradigm shift of epic proportions. When a
paradigm is shifting, chaos can and does manifest as the old energy is no longer helpful and is
shifting to a higher vibration. Those who are not ready to grow and expand will find themselves
feeling fearful, angry, and unsettled. Those of us who are engaging with and cooperating with
the process can feel the stress in our own endeavor of uncovering what no longer serves us
and healing ourselves. On this week’s episode of Empowered Empaths, Martha welcomes our
friend, psychic, medium and healer, Deborah Hendrickson as they discuss their own
experiences as well as how to remain centered and optimistic. While it is an uncomfortable
time to be alive, we came well equipped with all the tools we need not just to survive but thrive.
Deborah’s insight and wisdom helped us to remember who we are.
Her website is sacredtreevisions.com and welcomes visitors!

Connecting With The Spirit of the Tarot

Everyone has some familiarity with tarot cards either through a personal reading or anecdotal
testimony. The practice of reading the cards has been associated with darker esoteric
practices and has been largely misunderstood. This week, Kristin and Martha welcomed healer,
teacher and reader Meghan Rose who brought a new understanding to the practice of reading
the tarot and how the cards inspire the reader to a deeper understanding of the client,
triggering the reader’s intuitive gift of insight and empathy. Meghan shared her gift by giving
Martha a “mini” reading that was insightful and impactful. A peek at Meghan’s website,
www.Meghanrosewellness.com, will give you an idea of the services she provides. Join us for a
fun and informative trip into the spirit of the tarot!

Dr. Paul Meier: Anniversary Illnesses Part II

Join Dr. Paul Meier and Kristin for part 2 of anniversary illnesses.

Dr. Paul Meier Notes:

NORMAL BRIEF GRIEF.

My father died many years ago and I was with him when he died talking to him and it was a wonderful experience even though sad to lose him. I have dealt with it well I believe. One Christmas Day a few years after his death, I was excited to go wake up our young kids to open presents and have an exciting day together, but then I felt suddenly sad for no apparent reason and couldn’t figure out why. I went into a room by myself and prayed for insight and immediately became aware that my parents always came at Christmas mornings to open presents with us. My Mom was still alive and would be there soon, but my Dad wouldn’t and I missed him. I actually encouraged myself to cry and did so for about two minutes and prayed that God would send an angel to give him a hug up in heaven and tell him we love him and miss him today. God would never say no to a request like that. Then I felt great again, having become aware of the reason and dealt with it. Feeling temporary brief dysthymia is not always a bad thing. It was a good thing in that circumstance and it might be for you in our listening family too.

REGRESSION = Lots of my clients who I have seen for med checks but brief therapy once every few months for 10-15 years have done great that long, but we all still have a tendency to REGRESS to some extent to seeing life and ourselves and our roles like we saw them in childhood when we visit parents and sibs on the holidays or other events (weddings, etc.) and then are surprised we may feel worse temporarily after the holiday and not even know why. I warn my clients as I see them in Nov and Dec to watch out for that and I explain this to them. That way they catch themselves and avoid it, or sometimes need to avoid obnoxious parents who are always verbally abusive. To feel guilty for staying out of contact or limiting contact with chronically abusive parents is false guilt. We should feel guilty if we subject ourselves and our families to that instead. “Honoring your father and mother” in the Bible doesn’t mean letting them dominate or abuse you. It might mean having no contact with them but pitching in financially with other sibs to help pay for a nursing home when they are old, or it may involve doing nothing but avoiding or assisting them altogether.
PTSD SYMPTOMS MAY OCCUR ANNUALLY EVEN WHEN GONE THE REST OF THE TIME. If there is a past traumatic event of any kind or even strong regret that has not been adequately dealt with, each year near that anniversary date any person might experience more anxiety and sadness and not know why. Even nightmares that are difficult to understand, or more sensitivity. A person MIGHT be aware of what it is and feel bad each year or MIGHT NOT even be aware of what it is. For example, people who believe abortion is OK for personal reasons often feel sad annually at the time it occurred, often unconsciously, and may even look around at kids of the age that child would be had he or she been born and have conscious or unconscious regrets or guilt feelings. This is part of what is known psychiatrically as POST-ABORTION SYNDROME.

UNRESOLVED GRIEF. Anniversaries of major losses, like death of a child or significant other. Broken relationships. Divorce is often more traumatic than the death of a beloved mate. It is a rude awakening that the mate was not who you thought he or she really was. It is a willful rejection of you rather than an unexpected death.

Dr. Paul Meier: Anniversary Illnesses Part 1

Join one of your favorite cohosts, Dr. Paul Meier, discussing how times in our lives that were traumatic are stored in our bodies.

Dr. Paul Meier Notes:

NORMAL BRIEF GRIEF.

My father died many years ago and I was with him when he died talking to him and it was a wonderful experience even though sad to lose him. I have dealt with it well I believe. One Christmas Day a few years after his death, I was excited to go wake up our young kids to open presents and have an exciting day together, but then I felt suddenly sad for no apparent reason and couldn’t figure out why. I went into a room by myself and prayed for insight and immediately became aware that my parents always came at Christmas mornings to open presents with us. My Mom was still alive and would be there soon, but my Dad wouldn’t and I missed him. I actually encouraged myself to cry and did so for about two minutes and prayed that God would send an angel to give him a hug up in heaven and tell him we love him and miss him today. God would never say no to a request like that. Then I felt great again, having become aware of the reason and dealt with it. Feeling temporary brief dysthymia is not always a bad thing. It was a good thing in that circumstance and it might be for you in our listening family too.

REGRESSION = Lots of my clients who I have seen for med checks but brief therapy once every few months for 10-15 years have done great that long, but we all still have a tendency to REGRESS to some extent to seeing life and ourselves and our roles like we saw them in childhood when we visit parents and sibs on the holidays or other events (weddings, etc.) and then are surprised we may feel worse temporarily after the holiday and not even know why. I warn my clients as I see them in Nov and Dec to watch out for that and I explain this to them. That way they catch themselves and avoid it, or sometimes need to avoid obnoxious parents who are always verbally abusive. To feel guilty for staying out of contact or limiting contact with chronically abusive parents is false guilt. We should feel guilty if we subject ourselves and our families to that instead. “Honoring your father and mother” in the Bible doesn’t mean letting them dominate or abuse you. It might mean having no contact with them but pitching in financially with other sibs to help pay for a nursing home when they are old, or it may involve doing nothing but avoiding or assisting them altogether.
PTSD SYMPTOMS MAY OCCUR ANNUALLY EVEN WHEN GONE THE REST OF THE TIME. If there is a past traumatic event of any kind or even strong regret that has not been adequately dealt with, each year near that anniversary date any person might experience more anxiety and sadness and not know why. Even nightmares that are difficult to understand, or more sensitivity. A person MIGHT be aware of what it is and feel bad each year or MIGHT NOT even be aware of what it is. For example, people who believe abortion is OK for personal reasons often feel sad annually at the time it occurred, often unconsciously, and may even look around at kids of the age that child would be had he or she been born and have conscious or unconscious regrets or guilt feelings. This is part of what is known psychiatrically as POST-ABORTION SYNDROME.

UNRESOLVED GRIEF. Anniversaries of major losses, like death of a child or significant other. Broken relationships. Divorce is often more traumatic than the death of a beloved mate. It is a rude awakening that the mate was not who you thought he or she really was. It is a willful rejection of you rather than an unexpected death.

Message From My Guides: How Do We Move Forward In These Tumultuous Times

Kristin and I have an unusual approach to our show content. Unless we have a guest, we allow
our guides to inspire us with the subject matter and then allow the flow to happen, and it
always does! This week, my guides had a message that they requested to be shared with our
audience and I found myself taking dictation. I was asked if I would be willing to be a
messenger for them in this venue as they have much to say so we can expect more messages.
Having worked with these folks for many years, I know and trust them and their guidance. I
include this message below and may it be a blessing to you.
“It is now time to put into use all of the memories of self that you have uncovered through
years of inner work and self-healing. There are those who have been diligently occupied with
the process of remembering who you are and are eradicating all false assumptions of self that
have been imposed upon you and now it’s time to capture and incorporate a new idea of self.
No longer will the belief that we aren’t worthy be entertained, if you cling to the old, obsolete
beliefs that belittle and disempower you, we will remind you of the truth. You came here with
unique skills and those skills are needed now. There is no need to labor over this truth to bring
it into your awareness, your singular contribution is now ready to be given and all you have to
do is open your eyes in the morning and breathe. The more you “try” the more you confuse
and confound yourself and then the flow of this dynamic expression of you is complicated
unnecessarily. What is requested now is that you enter into expansion by giving more attention
to your gifts and abilities and less attention to what you perceive to be your faults. The world
does not need a daily influx of negativity from the lightworkers who have chosen to incarnate at
this time and continue to feel deeply their perceived flaws and imperfections. Now is the time
to focus on our light, our successful transmutation of generational patterns of darkness, the
goodness of our core self, and the miraculous manifestations waiting to be born through our
hearts. We were there at the birth of this material reality and are part and parcel of its
miraculous existence. Accept this understanding, let its vibration reside in every cell, and then
allow it to expand into every aspect of your beingness. Know that we celebrate you, we love
you beyond any human measure and we await your request for guidance and assistance.
Above all…remember who you are.”
Join Kristin and I as we discuss this message and how it impacts our daily life. Namaste,
Martha.

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