Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast

Matthew Bennett, Curt Mower, and Jerry Yager

The trauma-informed paradigm is challenging traditional views and approaches in education, social work, psychology, and public health. Each week the Trauma-Informed Lens Podcasters Curt Mower, Jerry Yager, and Matthew Bennett explore aspects of the trauma-informed paradigm and how it challenges traditional views of service delivery and current events. Join the revolution!

Episode 40: Microaggressions & the “isms”

Episode 40: Microaggressions & the “isms”

Posted on June 19, 2018

Podcasters: Dr. Melody Brown, Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager Dr. Melody Brown joins…

Episode 39: A Personal Journey

Episode 39: A Personal Journey

Posted on June 12, 2018

In this episode, Curt turns the tables and asks Matt questions about his life, career, and how this…

Episode 38: Rethinking Resiliency

Episode 38: Rethinking Resiliency

Posted on June 5, 2018

Podcasters: Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager Resiliency is a word that gets thrown ar…

Episode 37: Contagious Emotions, Self-care, & Organizational Culture

Episode 37: Contagious Emotions, Self-care, & Organizational Culture

Posted on May 28, 2018

Podcasters: Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager Building on the research discussed in Ep…

Episode 36: Trauma & the Power of Social Networks

Episode 36: Trauma & the Power of Social Networks

Posted on May 22, 2018

Podcasters: Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager It is too easy to see ourselves and thos…

Episode 35: Where are my Thank Yous! Trauma, Entitlement, & Gratitude

Episode 35: Where are my Thank Yous! Trauma, Entitlement, & Gratitude

Posted on May 15, 2018

Podcasters: Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager Our first listener request episode! We s…

Episode 34: Slowing Down for Safety

Episode 34: Slowing Down for Safety

Posted on May 8, 2018

Podcasters: Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager In the last couple of episodes, we did a…

Episode 33: Trauma-Informed & Harm Reduction

Episode 33: Trauma-Informed & Harm Reduction

Posted on May 1, 2018

Podcaster: Susie & James Kowalsky, Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager While pre-dat…

Episode 32: Safety & Healthy Risk Taking

Episode 32: Safety & Healthy Risk Taking

Posted on April 24, 2018

Podcasters: Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager Safety is a critical component of trauma…

Episode 31: Chaos, Hyperarousal, & Trauma

Episode 31: Chaos, Hyperarousal, & Trauma

Posted on April 17, 2018

Last episode we discussed on reaction to stress and trauma when we examined rigidity. In this episod…

Episode 30: Rigidity Thinking and Behavior Resulting from Trauma

Episode 30: Rigidity Thinking and Behavior Resulting from Trauma

Posted on April 10, 2018

Podcasters: Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager The trauma symptom of rigid thinking and…

Episode 29: “Pop” Behaviorism, Intrinsic Motivation, & Trauma

Episode 29: “Pop” Behaviorism, Intrinsic Motivation, & Trauma

Posted on April 3, 2018

Podcasters: Matt Bennett & Curt Mower Stop the madness! Token economies, level systems, behavior…

Episode 28: Mindfulness and Trauma

Episode 28: Mindfulness and Trauma

Posted on March 27, 2018

Few things have impacted psychology, education, wellness, and pretty much every other human endeavor…

Episode 27: Free Will & Trauma

Episode 27: Free Will & Trauma

Posted on March 19, 2018

Do we have free will? Do we have the capacity to enact our volition even when our neurobiology and e…

Episode 26: Trauma-Informed Goes Primetime

Episode 26: Trauma-Informed Goes Primetime

Posted on March 13, 2018

In this episode, Matt, Curt, and Jerry discuss Oprah Winfrey’s 60 Minute reporting on childhood trau…

Episode 25: Trauma & Criminal Thinking

Episode 25: Trauma & Criminal Thinking

Posted on March 6, 2018

Podcasters: Russha Montag-Knauer, Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager In this episode, M…

Episode 24: Matt & Jerry go to Washington

Episode 24: Matt & Jerry go to Washington

Posted on February 27, 2018

This episode finds Matt and Jerry in Washington D.C. attending and presenting at the 1st National Tr…

Episode 23: Trauma & Autism

Episode 23: Trauma & Autism

Posted on February 20, 2018

In Episode 23, Curt and Matt are joined by autism experts Dr. Douglas Goldsmith, Safia Keller, and K…

Episode 22: Trauma, Shame, and Unworthiness

Episode 22: Trauma, Shame, and Unworthiness

Posted on February 13, 2018

Trauma is devastating on so many levels. One of the most significant psychological wounds following…

Episode 21: Trauma & The Roads Model of Stress

Episode 21: Trauma & The Roads Model of Stress

Posted on February 9, 2018

Podcasters: Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager In this episode, Matt, Curt, and Jerry e…

Episode 20: The Cup Analogy and the Stress Response

Episode 20: The Cup Analogy and the Stress Response

Posted on January 30, 2018

Understanding the biological effects of stress and trauma helps us to comprehend the reason behind c…

Episode 19: Talking about Trauma

Episode 19: Talking about Trauma

Posted on January 23, 2018

Podcaster Matt published a second book! As a follow-up to his first book Connecting Paradigms, Talki…

Episode 18: The Dilemmas of Power

Episode 18: The Dilemmas of Power

Posted on January 16, 2018

In Episode 18, Matt, Curt, and Jerry talk about the “dilemmas of power”.  The most important social…

Episode 17: Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Episode 17: Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Posted on January 9, 2018

Julie Beem and Melissa Sadin, organizers of the Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference, join M…