417: Healing Childhood Trauma Through Psychodrama Structures with Linda Thai, LMSW

1h 1m | Jan 26, 2024

Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week I'm thrilled to bring you the last interview Linda Thai, LMSW, RYT-200, CLYL and I did in 2023. The previous three episodes with Linda were focused on my grief journey, and this one is different - though trauma, attachment and grief are woven in, of course. Linda teaches us about Psychodrama Structures, which is a method she has benefited from and uses to bring healing to many people. 

In our conversation we explore themes of healing when one's Family of Origin was unable to meet our needs. I'm so excited to be heading to San Francisco, CA in February to witness one of Linda's Psychodrama Structures retreats in February 2024. I feel honored to be able to assist my friend and teacher and I'm sure I'll have much to share after experiencing that! Visit Linda's website at the links below to learn how you can participate in one of these experiences, if you're interested.

Linda Thai describes herself as a somatic and trauma therapist, a freelance educator, public speaker and storyteller, group facilitator, collaborator, infiltrator, cross-pollinator, community-builder, agent of change, a former child refugee and a happy human being. You'll feel all of that and more come through in this beautiful conversation.

Learn more about Psychodrama Structures and working with Linda in this way:

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To be added to a waitlist and be informed of future opportunities to work with Linda before they're publicly announced, email her assistant, Tyler:

Join my e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

We are accepting new clients in my therapy practice (for those located in Maryland). Learn more via our website: 

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Check out these great learning opportunities through our friends at the Academy of Therapy Wisdom:

Working With Complex Trauma: Innovative Approaches for Restoring Mind-Body Integration with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and Linda Thai, LMSW. 

The Neurobiology of Feeling Safe - Working With Boundaries Inside and Out with Jules Taylor Shore, LPC, LMFT, SEP

Neurobiology with Heart - Partnering With Your Client's Brain to Make Sessions Easier and Deeper - with Jules Taylor Shore, LPC, LMFT, SEP  

Living With the Legacy Of Loss - A Somatic Approach for Working With Grief with Dr. Janina Fisher 

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Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

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