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for This Could Get Dark, a podcast about mental health

Episode 12: Doesn't Everyone Panic In The Dark?

Book: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Drawing on more than thirty years at the forefront of research and clinical practice, Bessel van der Kolk shows that the terror and isolation at the core of trauma literally reshape both brain and body. “Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies
https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0143127748

Help With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Website: https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ptsd

ABC Worksheet

View Bethany’s ABC worksheets that were part of her therapy for C-PTSD
https://www.dropbox.com/s/edbjlecno9731qt/ABC%20Worksheet.pdf?dl=0

Grounding

Review the paperwork from Bethany’s cognitive processing therapy about grounding!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yhnzvaycop3lbm9/Grounding.pdf?dl=0

Episode 11: Peaks and Valleys, Man!

WebMD Bipolar Disorder

There are several types of bipolar disorder; all involve episodes of depression and mania to a degree. Bipolar disorder is a lifelong illness. Episodes of mania and depression eventually can occur again if you don't get treatment. Many people sometimes continue to have symptoms, even after getting treatment for their bipolar disorder. Review all the the different types of bipolar disorder on their site!
https://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/guide/bipolar-disorder-forms

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) envisions wellness for people living with mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder). DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. Their website offers support groups, education, information about advocacy and so much more.
https://www.dbsalliance.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-8255 We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The End of The Beginning

Shadow work Journal

Glasshatch - I designed this book to serve as a journal and a guide for self reflection. This book is meant to help start you off on your shadow work journey by giving you 100 questions/prompts to respond to over the course of 100 days. Do them in order or flip to any random page, but be completely honest and open with yourself in the responses.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/982950913/illuminare-shadow-work-workbookjournal

Episode 10: It's The Step Before The Libido

Vagus Nerve Wikipedia

Check out Wikipedia for a better explanation than Lauren could give! The vagus nerve supplies motor parasympathetic fibers to all the organs (except the adrenal glands), from the neck down to the second segment of the transverse colon. This means that the vagus nerve is responsible for such varied tasks as heart rate, gastrointestinal peristalsis, sweating, and quite a few muscle movements in the mouth, including speech (via the recurrent laryngeal nerve).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagus_nerve#:~:text=The%20vagus%20nerve%2C%20historically%20cited,referred%20to%20in%20the%20singular.

Dr. Mark Hyman - Broken Brain Series

Dr. Hyman has turned his passion for Functional Medicine, real food, nutrition, and wellness into activism, working to change our food system on a global scale. Check out the Broken Brain Series Ank shared with us and other his other projects!
https://drhyman.com/brokenbrain/

The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score is the book mentioned by Lauren in this episode. Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy—and a way to reclaim lives.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IICN1F8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Food: What the Heck Should I Cook?

Dr. Mark Hyman's Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? revolutionized the way we view food, busting long-held nutritional myths that have sabotaged our health and kept us away from delicious foods that are actually good for us. Now, in this companion cookbook, Dr. Hyman shares more than 100 delicious recipes to help you create a balanced diet for weight loss, longevity, and optimum health. Food is medicine, and medicine never tasted or felt so good. The recipes in Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? highlight the benefits of good fats, fresh veggies, nuts, legumes, and responsibly harvested ingredients of all kinds. Whether you follow a vegan, Paleo, Pegan, grain-free, or dairy-free diet, you'll find dozens of mouthwatering dishes!
https://www.amazon.com/Food-Recipes-Pegan-Gluten-free-Dairy-free-More/dp/0316453137/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=mark+hyman&qid=1619406912&s=books&sr=1-5

You Can’t Only Be The Victim

Fault Lines by Karl Pillemer

Estrangement from a family member is one of the most painful life experiences. It is devastating not only to the individuals directly involved--collateral damage can extend upward, downward, and across generations, More than 65 million Americans suffer such rifts, yet little guidance exists on how to cope with and overcome them. In this book, Karl Pillemer combines the advice of people who have successfully reconciled with powerful insights from social science research. The result is a unique guide to mending fractured families.
https://www.amazon.com/Fault-Lines-Fractured-Families-Mend/dp/0525539034

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents

In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents' emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you'll learn how to create positive new relationships so you can build a better life.
https://www.amazon.com/Adult-Children-Emotionally-Immature-Parents/dp/B01F2L1HLM

You're Not Crazy - It's Your Mother: Understanding and Healing for Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers, Book

If you have a difficult relationship with your mother, this audiobook might well hold the key as to why. If you feel torn, upset, or confused after contact with your mother, then you deserve to have the answers. And maybe that answer is that your mother has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Find out if she does or not, and what it means for you in the rest of your life.
https://www.amazon.com/Youre-Not-Crazy-Understanding-Narcissistic/dp/B074JKZBZM

Shadow work journal

Glasshatch - I designed this book to serve as a journal and a guide for self reflection. This book is meant to help start you off on your shadow work journey by giving you 100 questions/prompts to respond to over the course of 100 days. Do them in order or flip to any random page, but be completely honest and open with yourself in the responses.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/982950913/illuminare-shadow-work-workbookjournal

Episode 9: Honda Pilots Everywhere

Jen's Instagram

To follow alone with Jen and Stella's journey check out her instagram @jenkeeton
https://www.instagram.com/jenkeeton/

Stella's Story

William's Syndrome Association

Williams syndrome is a rare genetic condition affecting 1 in 10,000 people. For more information about William's Syndrome and how you can help, please check out the William's Syndrome Association Website! We have a donation option to their site linked on our Merch page!
https://williams-syndrome.org/

Jen's Instagram

To follow alone with Jen and Stella's journey check out her instagram @jenkeeton
https://www.instagram.com/jenkeeton/

Stella's Store with Outshine Labels

Outshine Labels is a marketplace for advocates and supports families by shopping designs inspired by them! Jen and Stella created a collection "Never The Less" of merch with Outshine Labels where 60% of profits are donated to Best Buddies International!
https://outshinelabels.com/collections/stellas-store

Episode 8: A Hard Pill To Swallow

Genomind

More information on Genomind genetic guidance for mental health prescriptions
https://www.genomind.com/

Drug Interaction Checker

Always make sure you are checking any current medication you are on with any you plan to take to avoid interactions!
https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html

I Was a Baby Therapist

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

This book has changed is my ability to understand my parents and their limitations better. HIGHLY recommend!
https://www.amazon.com/Adult-Children-Emotionally-Immature-Parents-ebook/dp/B00TZE87S4

Episode 7: At Your Darkest Moments, People Leave

Kati Morton - How to Overcome Childhood Emotional Neglect

An easy way to determine if you struggle with abandonment and a to-do list for facing those struggles.
https://youtu.be/HtDIFA5KhWo

Episode 6: Pea-uh-jey Theory

Your extreme independence is a trauma response

"I used to pride myself on my independence. Why would I want to rely on anybody else? People always end up hurting you, abandoning you or betraying you. That’s just how life works — or so I thought. Now, I can see things more clearly. This way of thinking is not only untrue, it’s actually quite sad. And it’s always, always rooted in some deep-seated trauma that we haven’t addressed."
https://medium.com/change-your-mind/your-extreme-independence-is-in-fact-a-trauma-response-dd8e03550df5

Codependency vs. Interdependency

Learn more about codependency and interdependency: "Society is highly specialized and interdependent, so that few of us would know how to survive without running water, electricity, and a supermarket. We’re also dependent upon our personal relationships. Human brains aren’t fully developed for 18 years, and psychological and financial independence from our parents takes even longer. Moreover, as adults we depend upon others to fill sexual, social, and emotional needs, such as friendship, communication, nurturing, appreciation, learning, love, and touch. The closer a relationship, the more we’re interconnected."
https://psychcentral.com/lib/codependency-vs-interdependency#1

Jean Piaget

More information on Jean Piaget and his work!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Piaget

Piaget Tiktok

Check out our TikTok we made about Jean Piaget
https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeDR5ev8/

Episode 5: This Could Get Gross

Post Intensive Care Syndrome - Pics

The Cleveland Clinic provides further information on PICS for anyone who survives a critical illness that warranted admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) and their families.
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21161-post-intensive-care-syndrome-pics

Society of Critical Care Medicine

If you are an ICU patient or family member, this guide helps you understand the health problems known as post-intensive care syndrome, or PICS, so you know what to look for when you return home. It also includes tips on how to minimize PICS. Many people develop PICS, and help is available. You will have the best chance of recovery if you explain your health problems to your primary care doctor, who can refer you to the specialists you need.
https://www.sccm.org/MyICUCare/THRIVE/Post-intensive-Care-Syndrome

Episode 4: I Have A Toxic Relationship With My Ghost

Sylvia Browne

https://www.sylviabrowne.com/

Ghost Towns

https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/ghost-towns-near-me

Check out our ghost videos on our TikTok

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Episode 3: 2020 Is It's Own Word

Marco Polo

https://www.marcopolo.me/

Zoom

https://zoom.us/

Skype

https://www.skype.com/en/

Yale Health Managing Stress

https://yalehealth.yale.edu/covid-19-managing-stress

An Introduction to Shadow Work and Genogram

Key Words!

Stuck points - Stuck points are thoughts that keep us from recovering. Stuck points are concise statements that reflect a thought – not a feeling, behavior, or event.
https://cbtsocal.com/cognitive-processing-therapy-and-stuck-points-that-prevent-healing-from-trauma/

Episode 2: My Childhood S***

'The Shadow Effect' by Deepak Chopra, Marianna Williamson, Debbe Ford

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7842406-the-shadow-effect

'The Power is Within' You by Louise L. Hay

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/726383.The_Power_Is_Within_You?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=RbBTlF1vdi&rank=1

Episode 1: Come Be Alone With Our Thoughts

'Shit I had to learn the hard way' Ebook

https://likeagoodmagazine.com

'Brainspotting Biolateral Sound Healing' by David Grand, PhD

Available on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube
https://music.apple.com/us/album/brainspotting-biolateral-sound-healing/818636415