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Listen in on a Counseling Session with Asian American Therapist Jeanie Chang

Asian American therapist Jeanie Chang and co-host DJ Chuang have a mock counseling session to show people what happens, demystifying psychological benefits, and that there’s nothing to be anxious or afraid of when someone vulnerably shares their inner thoughts in a safe place and in confidentiality.

Counseling is a very helpful resource to process emotions, feelings, and thoughts in a healthy way that reduces stress and other symptoms that hold people back from a better quality of life. Managing mental health increases one’s happiness in life so one can go from surviving to thriving.

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Jeanie Chang http://yourchangeprovider.com

Noona’s Noonchi on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/NoonasNoonchi

Erasing Shame: Diverse Perspectives Discussing What Matters https://erasingshame.com


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Episodes Season 5

Being Asians in America but not Belonging (s5e03)

The Erasing Shame co-hosts discuss recent events and how they trigger those red flags that Asian Americans don’t belong here in America. Specifically, the 2 events we discuss are: the impeachment trial about the Capitol insurrection riot and the growing number of anti-Asian hate crimes.

Show Notes

Petition to get Mainstream News Coverage about Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, at Change.org https://www.change.org/p/get-mainstream-news-coverage-of-national-elderly-asian-american-assaults-cnn-msnbc-fox-vice-buzzfeed-nyt-washpost-latimes-axios

https://stopaapihate.org/reportsreleases/ – reporting site for Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

https://stopasianhate.info – info and important links in support of the #StopAsianHate movement

The Black Church series on PBS – https://www.pbs.org/show/black-church/ 


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Even High Achievers Have to Deal with Shame (a bonus episode with Lillian So)

Working with Asian Americans, including high achievers, Lillian So (fitness instructor and transformational life coach) has an insider perspective on the lives of successful people. Watch this video to hear the surprising revelation as Lillian So shares some of her learnings and coaching tips with Erasing Shame co-host DJ Chuang.

Show Notes

Lillian So – https://meetlillianso.com

Follow on Instagram – instagram.com/@meetlillianso

Like on Facebook – facebook.com/meetlillianso

facebook.com/groups/sofitmagic – private Facebook group, a community for high achievers who want to FEEL as good as they LOOK on paper.


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Asian Americans React to Capitol Hill Events in January 2021 (s5e02)

2 historical events in Washington DC happened in January 2021: the insurrection and the inauguration. While these events affected all Americans and triggered concerns for people around the world, what did this mean for Asian Americans? Our 4 co-hosts can’t speak for all Asian Americans, but each of us can share our different perspectives.



bumper music credit: Dexter BritainThe Time To Run (Finale)

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Four Co-hosts for 2021: Season 5 Intro

On this first episode of season 5, you’ll hear the back stories of our 4 co-hosts: Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiong, Leah Abraham, and DJ Chuang.

Each will where they’re coming from along a diverse spectrum of four different Asian American perspectives: Chinese, Korean, Hmong, Asian Indian. And, we’ll talk about how erasing shame has brought us health and freedom for living; we’re talking about what matters.

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bumper music credit: Dexter BritainThe Time To Run (Finale)

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What does soju have to do with family shame? (s4e12)

We talk about trauma and healing amidst the cultural dynamics of Korean and Asian American families. Trauma-informed therapist Toni Kim joins co-hosts Helen Choi and DJ Chuang on this season 4 finale and explore how soju and jugeullae intersect with a culture of shame.

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Toni D. Kim tonidkim.com – Holistic & Integrative Psychotherapy

Open Path Collective openpathcollective.org

Can We Really Inherit Trauma?” Headlines suggest that the epigenetic marks of trauma can be passed from one generation to the next. But the evidence, at least in humans, is circumstantial at best. (New York Times, December 2018)

Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Korean American Immigrants: Moving Toward a Community Partnership Between Religious and Mental Health Services” by Hochang B. Lee, MD. Psychiatry Investigation. 2008 Mar; 5(1): 14–20.


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When your loving family had traumatized you unknowingly (s4e11)

In this conversation with J.S. Park, you’ll hear the shocking revelation when he first learned that what he grew up with was not normal and actually tramatic, how he went from surviving to thriving, lived to tell about it, write about it, and helping others to experience health and wellness.

And, you’ll love the part where he talks about his high school experience that was like a Napolean Dynamite moment.

J.S. Park works as a hospital chaplain in Florida and author of “The Voices We Carry: Finding Your One True Voice in a World of Clamor and Noise.” He blogs at https://jsparkblog.com

Show Notes

The Voices We Carry

J.S. Park’s new book – The Voices We Carry: Finding Your One True Voice in a World of Clamor and Noise

J.S. Park blog at jsparkblog.com + on Twitter @jsparkblog + on Instagram @jspark3000 + Like on Facebook facebook.com/pastorjspark

J.S. Park’s special high school moment – photo


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Andrew Yang addresses emotional debt (s4e10)

One Andrew Yang launched a presidential campaign. Another Andrew Yang launches a newsletter about discovering strength through mental health in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2020.

Listen to how this second Andrew dealt with his identity crisis, growing up in a collectivistic family in an individualistic society, how conflict can be good, and more.

Show Notes

Andrew Yang’s Heem Publication newsletter heem.substack.com

(Twitter) twitter.com/HeemPublication

(Instagram) instagram.com/heempublication

(Facebook) facebook.com/HeemPublication

(Personal) twitter.com/ecurrencyhodler


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7 Practical Self-Care Tips in Stressful Times (s4e09)

Helen and DJ have a lively and life-giving conversation with Emelda De Coteau (writer, podcaster, and creative) about COVID-19, grief and loss due to unemployment, anti-Asian racism, and vulnerable populations being heavily hit hard in poor communities in particular seniors homes, black neighborhoods, disabled and homeless and refugee shelters. How we can join together and support and be safe with self-care during this season of crisis. Count up all the practical tips and do the healthy things to be well.

Show Notes

Emelda will be co-leading this online event with another creative, Ebony Westbrook—Peace over Panic Workshop: Gratitude Journaling, Meditation & Sound Healing (May 3, 2020) – part of the ongoing series “Creating Through COVID-19

Articles

Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate (ProPublica)

As the coronavirus spreads, so does online racism targeting Asians, new research shows (Washington Post) 

At Least 19 Children at a Chicago Shelter for Immigrant Detainees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 (ProPublica)

Self-Care Tips For Asian Americans Dealing With Racism Amid Coronavirus (HuffPost)


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Getting out from the shame of human sex trafficking (s4e08)

Crisis counselor David Dicken talks with Tyesa Harvey about the trauma and shame of the underworld of sex trade and prostitution.

Tyesa Harvey, co-founder of the Sex Crime Awareness Treatment Center (S.C.A.T), is passionate about working with women and children who have endured trauma, specifically related to sex crimes. Through the Center, Tyesa focuses on holistic healing as part of the rehabilitation efforts to help survivors of traumatic experiences reintegrate into society.

She was featured in “Shattered Dreams” – a sex trafficking documentary that has won several awards at film festivals. 

WARNING: This episode has explicit content for mature audiences.

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Tyesa Harvey’s website tyesaharvey.biz + Facebook facebook.com/tyesa.harvey + Instagram @TyesaHarvey

Shattered Dreams: Sex Trafficking in America” – documentary film; watch the trailer at https://vimeo.com/269676418