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Today on the podcast a Trauma Therapist | 2.0 member spotlight with Diana Lea Baranovich. Trauma Therapist | 2.0 is my online membership community that helps support, educate and inspire new trauma therapists.

Diana is an American who has lived in Malaysia for the past 12 years. Along with being a full-time professor and research supervisor at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, she also runs a very busy private psychotherapy practice where she specializes in traumatized children, at-risk youth and families in transition.

First, a huge-thank you to my sponsors for making this podcast happen:

Gould Farm

Gould Farm is the first residential therapeutic community in the nation dedicated to helping adults with mental health and related challenges move toward recovery, health and greater independence through community living, meaningful work, and clinical care.

In a supportive community environment made up of residents, staff and their families, we help adults begin to rebuild and regain their lives. Gould Farm offers a full continuum of care, with programs in both Boston and Western Massachusetts for those ready for new challenges and structured transition.

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Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.

SE was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, author of the bestseller Waking the Tiger, who developed Somatic Experiencing based on explorations of how animals deal with threat, nervous system overwhelm, and traumatic experiences on a daily basis.

SE focuses on regulation of the nervous system and offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve the body’s instinctual responses to traumatic experiences.

For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit:

Diana is also an adoption and family reunification specialist. Many forms of therapy are incorporated into her work such as play, dance, art and sand tray. 

Diana has published many articles and presented journal papers and experiential workshops at international conventions throughout Asia and the Middle East. Her first book, Understanding and Caring for the Hurt Child was published by Pearson in 2013. Her second book, Understanding and Mentoring the Hurt Teenager was published by Partridge Publishers was published in 2017. Her third book – Bonding Through Play was  published by Pearson in 2019.

 In This Episode

Bruce Perry, MD, PhD. Staying Emotionally Close In The Time of COVID-19
Megan Hillukka. The Loss of A Child.

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