‘Your Life After Trauma’ Radio: Releasing the Past: How to Shift Your Life Forward Despite What Holds you Back

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Hauling yourself out of the trauma haze and into a life of meaning and purpose depends on what you do to make the shift from powerless to powerful. This week, our focus on how to release the past is all about how to make your life work.

There are going to be things that try to hold you back. Depression, for example, can be a major factor in dealing with your life after trauma. This week Dr. Deborah Serani talks about her own battle with depression, plus her book, Living With Depression: Why Biology and Biography Matter Along the Path to Hope and HealingOur conversation will fill you in on all you need to know about depression — and building a good life despite it!

Then, Chip St. Clair, survivor and author of The Butterfly Garden: Surviving Childhood on the Run with One of America’s Most Wanted will talk about his journey from survivor to how he now gives back to help others.

You can conquer the past and create the future. It’s all about learning how to make the choices and take the actions that will help you do that.

The show airs Thursday, January 12th, 7:05-8pm EST on Seaview Radio in Florida, 95.9FM/106.9FM/960AM. If you’re not local you can listen by clicking on the LISTEN LIVE button at the top of this post!

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Deborah Serani, Psy.D. is a psychologist  in practice for over twenty years. She is also an adjunct university professor, publishing on the subjects of depression and trauma. She is the author of “Living with Depression” by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group and also writes the award-winning, syndicated blog Dr. Deb: Psychological Perspectives. Serani is a go-to expert on the subject of depression and her interviews can be found in ABC News, Newsday, Psychology Today, The Chicago Sun Times, Glamour Magazine, The Associated Press, and affiliate radio station programs at CBS and NPR, just to name a few. Beyond the academic and literary praise for her work, high profile individuals who’ve openly talked about their own experiences with depression such as actress, Delta Burke, activist, Jessie Close, talk show host, Dick Cavett, and US tennis champion, Cliff Richey, are just a few who count Serani as a bold and gifted author.

Chip St. Clair
, motivational speaker and author of The Butterfly Garden: Surviving Childhood on the Run with One of America’s Most Wanted, began sharing his story nationally in 2002, having been featured by major media outlets such as Good Morning America, Dateline, and the Huffington Post, and most recently in a documentary series on OWN as well as The Discovery Channel.

Universities, high schools, and juvenile detention facilities across the country have incorporated his bestselling memoir into their curriculum, and St. Clair’s compelling lectures have become an integral part of the training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and DHS is several states.  In 2005, St. Clair was honored with a U.S. Congressional Record for his ardent child advocacy.

He recently finished the manuscript for a historical fantasy series as well as a riveting coming of age novel.  St.Clair resides in Michigan with his wife Lisa, where they oversee the St. Clair Butterfly Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children overcome adversity using the power of the creative arts.


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