Empowered to Connect Podcast

The Empowered to Connect Podcast a place where we come together to discuss an attachment rich, healing centered approach to engagement and well being for ourselves, our families and our communities.

Latest Episodes

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September 15, 2020 00:35:01
[E10] Exploring & Navigating Racial Trauma with LPC Britney Bryson

[E10] Exploring & Navigating Racial Trauma with LPC Britney Bryson

Britney Bryson is an LPC at the University of Memphis and at her private practice working with teens and young adults. Doing so in 2020 is no easy task and Britney joins us to talk about the challenges that come with it. We talk through navigating racial trauma, a heated election season and how we move forward building unity and relationships across natural dividing lines. Britney ends the show by sharing a powerful story about a summer experience she had and what we can all learn from it. Want to hear more from Britney? Follow her work on Facebook and Instagram! To learn more about ETC, check out empoweredtoconnect.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram! ...

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September 08, 2020 00:33:15
[E9] Catch it Low

[E9] Catch it Low

Episode 9 features one of our best parenting tools! ETC's Parent Training Courses happen all over the globe and we thought it the perfect time to share one of tools taught in the course! Mo and Tona Ottinger join us to talk about what it means to 'Catch it Low' - how to spot disregulation on the horizon and use some simple practices to help deescalate the situation and bring regulation back to the brain.  Mo talks for a few minutes about the 'upstairs and downstairs brain' - for one of the best explanations of how the brain works, check out Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson's book The Whole Brain Child! For more information about Empowered to Connect's resources and to find a Parent Trainer near you, check out empoweredtoconnect.org ...

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September 01, 2020 00:54:44
[E8] Back to School with ETC

[E8] Back to School with ETC

As the world begins to ease back into schools (both virtual and in person), we have 3 brilliant professionals with us to talk about utilizing ETC principles in their work in schools! Becca Tarleton, Jocelyn Lee and returning guest Jacque Rowe-Fields talk about the importance of attachment as the foundation of the classroom, how parents can best advocate for their kids and what you need to know as you get ready for the school year. ...

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August 24, 2020 00:52:07
[E7] Parenting in a Pandemic with Jesse Faris

[E7] Parenting in a Pandemic with Jesse Faris

Have you been wondering what the secret to effective parenting is during a pandemic? We have too! Spoiler alert - we don't have THE answer, but we do have ETC Parent Trainer Jesse Faris as our guest to talk about some of the ways we can parent (and care for ourselves) more effectively during a historically hard time to parent and give nurturing care to our kids. Jesse, Tona Ottinger and host JD Wilson talk about what's been working and discoveries that have been made in the quest to not lose our ever-loving minds in quarantine... To purchase the Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey, click here! **Life Hack - the audiobook is great and is available through Audible at the same link above... To learn more about Empowered to Connect, the new Dads Connected Coaching offering as well as any other ETC resources, check us out at Empoweredtoconnect.org or follow us on Facebook or Instagram! ...

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August 18, 2020 00:54:38
[E6] Building Resilience Through the Power of Connection with Troy McPeak

[E6] Building Resilience Through the Power of Connection with Troy McPeak

Episode 6 is here and we are so excited to share it with you. In the last few years, one of the most exciting developments in the non profit and juvenile justice worlds has been the integration of trauma informed, healing centered approaches to care. One of the men helping lead this charge in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) is Troy McPeak. Troy joins us today to talk about how a hard nosed former football player from Riverside County (outside of LA) is helping pioneer attachment rich, connection-centered, resilience building systems of care in the TJJD. Trust us - you do NOT want to miss this episode, Troy is a really fun guest with some amazing stories of transformation happening in a place so often overlooked or forgotten.  To learn more about Troy and the TJJD's work, the new Dads Connected Coaching offering as well as all of ETC's resources, check us out at Empoweredtoconnect.org or follow us on Facebook or Instagram! ...

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August 10, 2020 01:09:59
[E5] The Power of Being Present with Dan Coley

[E5] The Power of Being Present with Dan Coley

Episode 5 features a conversation with one of our favorite people, Dan Coley! You've seen Dan on stage as the host of ETC Simulcasts in the past, now hear him on his back porch talking about the power of being present with our host, JD and ETC's Mo Ottinger. What are the keys to being present and why is it so important to 'do the work' in your own heart before you can ask your children and those you're in relationship with to open up and share theirs? Glad you asked - tune in and find out!  We also unveil an exciting new resource being offered soon at ETC especially for dads, so make sure to stick around until after the conversation with Dan to hear all about it! To learn more about the new Dads Connected Coaching offering as well as all of ETC's resources, check us out at Empoweredtoconnect.org or follow us on Facebook or Instagram! ...

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