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.

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October 11, 2022 00:38:47
[E106] How Knowing About Attachment Styles Changed Our Lives

[E106] How Knowing About Attachment Styles Changed Our Lives

Our latest animated video helping explain attachment cycles is live on YouTube and it got us thinking about something. For all of us here at ETC, learning about attachment theory and the attachment styles was a game changer. We all know that when it comes to parenting, there's no miracle button that makes everything easy - there are, however, pieces of information that make a radical difference in how we parent. This is one of those topics. Becca McKay, Tona Ottinger and JD Wilson discuss the personal and parenting implications for their own lives once they began learning about the attachment cycle and attachment styles. To hear our episode on Attachment with Dr. Jamie DeLuna, listen here, To hear our episode on Attachment and Attachment Styles with Dr. Casey Call, listen here and as always, to check us out on YouTube, head to our channel! ...

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October 04, 2022 00:50:59
[E105] Don't Make Your Child's Race a Field Trip with Jocelyn Lee

[E105] Don't Make Your Child's Race a Field Trip with Jocelyn Lee

Today we hear from one of our favorite people and recurring guests, Jocelyn Lee. Jocelyn is a Licensed School Social Worker and joins us today to elaborate on a statement she made at an ETC event years ago. We'd invited Jocelyn to give her perspective as part of a panel discussion on Transracial Adoption and she shared this thought: Don't make your child's race a field trip. Hear the reason Jocelyn said this, ways she suggests transracial adoptive parents take steps toward embracing their child's culture and so, so much more in today's episode! To learn more about ETC, follow our Youtube Channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram! ...

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104

September 27, 2022 00:42:20
[E104] We're All Human: How to Surround Your Family with the Community You Need

[E104] We're All Human: How to Surround Your Family with the Community You Need

Today we welcome on Angie Grant and Jess Aaron, two of our newest ETC Cultivate Connection Facilitators! Angie and Jess join us to talk about the absolute non-negotiable importance of finding people to have community with as parents. They share personal stories of the moment they knew they needed help, how they began finding people to walk with and even the importance of seeking out therapeutic/professional help as you navigate parenting challenges. Necessary listening - we hope you enjoy it! To learn more about ETC, follow our Youtube Channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram! ...

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103

September 20, 2022 00:45:19
[E103] Daren Jones on Dr. Karyn Purvis' Big, Audacious Goal

[E103] Daren Jones on Dr. Karyn Purvis' Big, Audacious Goal

Dr. Karyn Purvis had a goal. A big, audacious goal. A goal so big, the staff at TCU repeatedly attempted to convince her to pare it down - and we've all benefited because she didn't. Daren Jones, the Associate Director of Training and Consultations at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development joins us to talk about WHAT that big audacious goal was and why we should all care about it.  To learn more about ETC, follow our Youtube Channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram! ...

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September 13, 2022 00:44:55
[E102] We're All Human: Understanding Generational Trauma

[E102] We're All Human: Understanding Generational Trauma

We all hear stories growing up of who we're like: 'oh, you've got your grandfather's charm', 'you're tall just like your mom', etc. We tend to understand those sorts of generational traits being passed down, but for some reason, the idea of generational trauma has escaped the public consciousness until recently. We wanted to know more about generational trauma and how to mindfully begin to break those cycles, so we brought friend of the program Ms. Jacque Rowe Fields back in! Jacque talks with JD and Becca about what generational trauma is, how to understand it and how to begin healing from it on today's episode of the ETC Podcast! To learn more about ETC, follow our Youtube Channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram! ...

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September 07, 2022 00:39:34
[E101] We're All Human: Being Kind to Ourselves with Christy Edwards

[E101] We're All Human: Being Kind to Ourselves with Christy Edwards

Our guest today may be one of the kindest humans on the face of the planet. It seemed fitting, of course, that we would have her on to talk about being kind to ourselves. Christy Edwards has spent the vast majority of her professional life as a Counselor. She joins us today to discuss the reasons it is so vitally important to our wellbeing (and to those we're in relationship with) to learn how to show ourselves kindness. This conversation spans a wide array of situations and perspectives, so grab a notebook and join us for a powerful conversation with our good friend Christy Edwards! To learn more about ETC, follow our Youtube Channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram! ...

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