As we end the year 2019, co-hosts Helen Choi and DJ Chuang talk about how the holiday season brings up all kinds of mixed emotions from family memories past and expectations for the present and future. We explore how forgiveness and grace are vital to the journey of healing.
Trigger Warning for this episode names the painful and traumatic things that have happened to people. Nothing graphic, but the mere mention of those categories can be triggering for some. Naming the pain is an important step towards erasing shame.
We are genuinely sorry for the pain and trauma that has happened to you. We believe you have the strength to survive, to heal, and to thrive when you experience the power of forgiveness and grace.
Holiday Depression and Stress (WebMD)
How to practice forgiveness for a healthier and happier holiday – Methods to improve your emotional health and time with family and friends (CBC Life)
Season 4 Episode 1 of Erasing Shame – back story of Helen Choi and DJ Chuang
California Peer-Run Warm Line – To talk to a Warm Line counselor when you need emotional support. They provide assistance via phone and web chat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. People can call or text (855) 845-7415 from 7AM-11PM Monday through Friday, 7AM-3PM Saturdays and 7AM-9PM Sundays.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line – text HOME to 741741 in the USA, Text 686868 in Canada, Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK, text SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280 in Ireland; more to come in Australia, South Africa, Latin America.
On National Philanthropy Day, Helen Choi talks with Edgar Villanueva, author of “Decolonizing Wealth—Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance,” about how philanthropy can change the past of colonization, exploitation, and internalized oppression.
Co-hosts Helen Choi and DJ Chuang will be taking you on a journey of healing around the world on this season of Erasing Shame.
Helen’s other podcast: Name It! Podcast, with Wild Woman Fundraising’s Mazarine Treyz
Season 1 Episode 1 has more of DJ Chuang’s back story
Pastor Curtis Lowe and wife Carol started the Enlighten Mental Health Ministry at an Asian American church to enlighten, encourage, and educate people facing the realities of mental illness to lighten our burden.
They share openly about their own struggles and how they’ve found hope and healing. We also talk about challenges in working with people from shamed-based Asian American cultures and the difference between shame and stigma.
Come to the one-day Enlighten Seminar on October 19, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, California – info at enlightenmentalhealth.org/seminar
- Follow Curtis @CurtisOCDpastor and Carol @Enlightencarol1 on Twitter
- Like the Facebook page for Enlighten Mental Health Ministry at facebook.com/EnlightenMH + visit the website at enlightenmentalhealth.org
- “Mental health seminar to address topics from Christian perspective” By Christina Cox in The Acorn, August 2019.
- 2018 Enlighten Mental Health Seminar – YouTube Playlist – plenary sessions and workshops
- COMI (Caregivers of the Mentally Ill) Support Group @ 2nd and 4th Monday each month in Thousand Oaks
- Chinese Christian Church of Thousand Oaks cccto.org
How do we create a space for authenticity and courage in the classroom? How can build shame resiliency in students? How do we help students who over-identify with their failures recognize that they are worthy of love and belonging?
This episode of “Seen: An Erasing Shame Podcast” explores these questions with educator and therapist Shelia Sutton. Shelia is part of a team of four educators who wrote the integration plans for Brené Brown’s Daring Classrooms. Eunice and Shelia talk about recognizing shame triggers, overcoming shame storms and the importance of connection in becoming our authentic self.
This is a wonderful episode for educators and also for anyone who wants to grow in their shame resilience journey.
Daring Classrooms Integration Plans: brenebrown.com/daringclassrooms
Shelia Sutton sheliasutton.com
A Diary of a Daring Classroom: sheteachesshool.com (coming soon)
Joy Starts Here by Jim Wilder, Ed Khouri, Chris Coursey, & Shelia Sutton
Vanessa Yee produced and directed the Laundromat Documentary to begin breaking the silence and shame in Asian American communities. Vanessa talks with Erasing Shame co-host DJ Chuang about how this film begins to address the questions around why there are too many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders dying by suicide and struggling through depression and mental health.
Facebook page of Laundromat Documentary facebook.com/TheLaundromatDocumentary
Do you know that feeling when someone else shares your personal struggles or pains and you’re left feeling exposed and shamed? That is such a contrast to TFW (the feeling when) someone listens with kindness to that very vulnerable part of your feelings going through hard times.
Eunice Lee, season 1 co-host of Erasing Shame, chats with DJ Chuang about this other side of shame and why we need other people to experience the erasing of shame.
A short update on what’s happening here at the Erasing Shame podcast this summer, a preview of next episodes, and how you can be an integral part of this podcast.
Free Webinar on July 30 with DJ Chuang, hosted by NAMI California—Grow Your Grassroots: Asian-American Communities & Mental Health
Join the production team for Erasing Shame podcast—contact us
Do you know how many episodes we recorded in 5 months of Erasing Shame, our longest season to date?
Co-hosts Nancy Ly and DJ Chuang wind down Season 3 of Erasing Shame with some personal reflections and even the beautiful side of shame, if you can believe that. Listen in on good insightful perspectives about stories and creativity too.
Few people know the stories of Laotians in America. Join Nancy Ly, Cynthia Khambounheuang and Bill Le for a conversation about Lao experiences of assimilation to America, and the importance of a culture centered around food, religion, and resilience.
Bill Le was voted “Mr. Lao San Diego” in 2016 and also identifies as part of the LGBTQIA Community. His background is in Critical Gender Studies and he is currently working towards a PhD in Counseling Psychology in order to provide safe spaces for mental health and HIV awareness. To contact Bill: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-le-0b74a6107/
Cynthia Khambounheuang has a background in Human Resources, Business Management, and non-profit work. She was a Founding Member and former Membership Chair of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) – San Diego Chapter.