Episode 18: Moving toward Healthy Connected Sex

January 31, 2017

Healthy sexuality in recovery is not as easy as just stopping what is dangerous or disconnecting. Jackie and Jon talk about thoughts sparked by a recent session with a couple in long-term recovery. Starting to get healthy in relationships means putting a deeper focus on yourself and paying attention to what is happening with your body from moment to moment.


Episode 17: Why Am I not Getting It?

January 24, 2017

Sometimes recovery can feel harder than it looks like it should be. Jon and Jackie take a look at why it might be that people feel like they get stuck having the same conversations or experiences the same way with the same results. Welcome to Poly Vagal Theory!

We mentioned this youtube video in the podcast- if you want a chuckle at a song about the Poly Vagal nerve- this may be the only song ever written about it https://youtu.be/hCCNv3P7jUs.

We also want to make sure to cite Stephen Porges- the author of Poly Vagal Theory. You can learn more about him and his work at http://stephenporges.com/



Episode 16- Understanding Trauma Treatment with Anastasia Pollock

January 18, 2017

In this Episode, Jon, Jackie and Anastasia continue their conversation and examine some different treatments that are effective in healing from trauma. They also take a deeper look at what trauma does to the nervous system.

This is the link to the video Jon mentioned in the episode.

Anastasia is the clinical director at Lifestone Counseling Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.lifestonecenter.com



Episode 15- Understanding what Trauma is with Anastasia Pollock

January 10, 2017

With their first ever guest- trauma and PTSD expert Anastasia Pollock, Jon and Jackie explore what trauma is and why it can be so tricky to heal from.

Anastasia is the clinical director at Lifestone Counseling Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.lifestonecenter.com





Episode 14- Getting through the holidays as a functional adult

January 2, 2017

Just in time to clean up after all of the winter holidays' emotional aftermath- Jackie and Jon talk about some of the more nuanced triggers around holidays for people in recovery. Between birthdays, anniversaries, and official holidays- there is always something to celebrate in ways that will trigger you- keep this episode in your back pocket for a refresher.


Episode 13 What’s Missing?: Empathy

December 19, 2016

Empathy is noticeably impaired in most addicts and their relationships, and for good reason. Jackie and Jon share stories about learning how to empathize and reclaiming the ability to connect around emotions.


Jackie’s story about helpful reflections

December 15, 2016

In this mini episode Jackie shares a story about being more than our emotions and the help we get from people in our life who can remind us of this.


Episode 12: What is missing?: Accountability

December 12, 2016

Jon and Jackie start to expand on their last series on relationship trauma, addiction formation, and becoming relational through recovery (Episodes 5-11). In this episode we explore accountability and the impacts of not keeping commitments. We look at some concrete steps you can take to strengthen accountability in your relationships and recovery.


Episode 11: Becoming Relational Through Recovery

December 5, 2016

This week, Jon and Jackie finish up the series on attachment wounds, trauma and healing in relationships. They use examples from real recovery to illustrate different elements of learning how to lean into and thrive in relationships through recovery work.

For some great places to start on developing some relationship positive attributes- check out "The Anatomy of Trust" video featuring Brene Brown. http://www.supersoul.tv/supersoul-sessions/the-anatomy-of-trust/

You can use this Anatomy of Trust at a glance sheet to help you stay focused on the elements of being trustworthy. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9qL4voZ4TwFNUlzaHlPaklZQk0



Episode 10: What every Spouse Needs to Know About Addiction

November 22, 2016

Finding out your spouse has been hiding an addiction is incredibly painful. In this episode, Jackie and Jon speak to spouses of addicts about some of the basics they need to know to start navigating there spouses recovery and creating safe space for themselves.