Episode 59: Dan Griffin and the ‘Man Rules’

November 13, 2017

Dan Griffin talked with us recently about his work understanding men and men's issues.  Dan is the host of the fantastic Man Rules Podcast and is known for his unique way of approaching men and men's issues.  We talk about the concept of 'man rules' and 'women rules' and look at some recent events that highlight what is and isn't working with modern manhood.

You can connect with more of Dan's work at www.dangriffin.com or on Facebook @dangriffinma or on Twitter @authordgriffin.


Episode 58: Recovery Coaching with Amy Smith

November 8, 2017

Jackie and Jon sit down again with Amy Smith, the founder of Worth Recovery to talk recovery coaching.  What is a Recovery Coach?  How does coaching work with therapy and 12 steps?  Answers to these questions and more!

You can find out more about Amy and the recovery coaching she does at www.worthrecovery.com


Episode 57: Mother-Enmeshed Men with Ken Adams

October 31, 2017
Jackie and Jon talk to nationally renowned author and treatment provider, Dr. Ken Adams.  Ken is known for his groundbreaking and cutting-edge work with sex addicts and offers specific help to men who are dealing with issues related to unresolved relationships with their mothers.  Ken helps the men who are trapped between loyalty to mom and loyalty to their partner get unstuck.  Ken has written numerous books focused on helping addicts heal from sexual addiction such as When He's Married to Mom, Silently Seduced and Clinical Management of Sex Addiction.
You can find out more about Ken and the work he does with mother-enmeshed men at www.drkenadams.com.  His books are available on Amazon.com.

Episode 56: Sexism

October 24, 2017

Sexism and assault are big topics in the news.  Jon and Jackie discuss why understanding sexism and working on your issues with sexism is part of a well-rounded, relationship-focused recovery.


Episode 55: Out of the Dog House with Rob Weiss

October 16, 2017

*This episode is marked explicit because it does contain references to human sexuality and words that some might find offensive- we find that the material is still relevant to our audience and sometimes these topics are best served in frank, adult conversations*

Jon and Jackie welcome Rob Weiss (@robweissmsw) to the podcast.  Rob is an accomplished author, therapist, and advocate for sex addicts in recovery.  Today we talk to Rob about his newest book Out of the Dog House: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating.  Our conversation explores the experience of the spouse who has been cheated on as well as the experience of the person who has done the cheating including what happens for both at discovery/disclosure, initial steps to take for stabilization, and changes and growth that can happen in a relationship post-infidelity.
You can find Rob at www.robertweissmsw.com

Episode 54: Shame and Addiction with Doug Sorenson

October 9, 2017

We are very excited to have our friend and nationally recognized expert on shame and sex addiction Doug Sorenson on the show.  In this episode, Doug, Jon, and Jackie share some of their personal experiences with shame and Doug shares some insights around becoming more shame resilient.

You can find out more about Doug and his practice at https://www.dougsorensen.net/

Episode 53: “We’re all One Big Family Here!”

October 3, 2017

This is the second installment of Jon and Jackie's side project- The Hidden Trauma Crash Course.  In this episode, we discuss larger workplace dynamics and how they reflect family dynamics.  Human beings have a way of carrying the shadow of their family relationship dynamics with them everywhere they go- even when it isn't helpful.


Episode 52: Trust part 3

September 26, 2017
In the last episode in this series, Jon and Jackie talk about what life is like after having trust violated.  Not everything after trauma is bad...

Episode 51: Trust part 2

September 18, 2017
Jackie and Jon continue their conversation about trust- diving into the "Trust Equation" developed by Rodney Napier and Sarah Engel.
You can get a copy of the trust equation by emailing thanksforsharingpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 50: Trust Part 1

September 11, 2017
We were recently contacted by someone married to a sex addict.  They asked about how to work on trust as part of their healing.  In this episode, we start to tackle the concept of trust.  We will explore what trust is, how it gets damaged in addiction, and why it is difficult to work on in therapy.  There are several approaches to understanding and restoring trust- we mentioned these in this episode:
Brene Brown: The Anatomy of Trust https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewngFnXcqao&t=7s
Forgiveness is a Choice by Robert Enright http://www.apa.org/pubs/books/431657A.aspx