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 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…

Episode 16: Our 1st Annual Search for the Future of the Trauma-Informed Paradigm

Episode 16: Our 1st Annual Search for the Future of the Trauma-Informed Paradigm

Posted on January 2, 2018

Happy 2018! At the beginning of a new year, Matt, Curt, and Jerry look into their crystal ball and c…

Episode 15: Putting it together – The 5 R’s of Intervention

Episode 15: Putting it together – The 5 R’s of Intervention

Posted on December 26, 2017

Repeated, chronic exposure to overwhelming stress, especially early in life leads to a variety of di…

Episode 14: Dissociation, Putting Things Together to Understand “Coming Apart”

Episode 14: Dissociation, Putting Things Together to Understand “Coming Apart”

Posted on December 19, 2017

The fragmentation of mental function that can occur after a series of traumatic experiences may both…

Episode 13: Self-care in the Struggle

Episode 13: Self-care in the Struggle

Posted on December 12, 2017

Special Edition for Annual Homelessness Memorial Day in Collaboration with the National Health Care…

Episode 12: Trauma & Health: World’s AIDS Day Edition

Episode 12: Trauma & Health: World’s AIDS Day Edition

Posted on December 1, 2017

What can HIV in Iowa teach us about trauma’s impact on the health of individuals and communities? By…

Episode 11: Trauma & Memory

Episode 11: Trauma & Memory

Posted on November 28, 2017

Memory is a process that allows for the organization, storage, and retrieval of information from the…

Episode 10: Window of Tolerance

Episode 10: Window of Tolerance

Posted on November 21, 2017

The human body comes equipped with physiology to keep it safe by mobilizing internal resources when…

Episode 9: Attachment, the human operating systems?

Episode 9: Attachment, the human operating systems?

Posted on November 14, 2017

In the 1960s, John Bowlby provided a theoretical framework for understanding the importance of early…