RADIO SHOWS

2016

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, 12:00pm. Trauma and Transformation through the Partnership of Modern Clinical Treatments and Ancient Spiritual Practices.

Last Door Recovery Society,  Talk Recovery Addiction Recovery Radio Show.  Streams live from the internet, www.coopradio.org, every Thursday, listen live on the radio 100.5 fm in Vancouver every Thursday from noon to 1 pm

Show Link:  https://www.lastdoor.org/trauma-addiction-recovery/

 

LAST SHOW AFTER THREE YEARS!!  Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Twelve.

CALL U.S. Phone Number:  (646) 595-2118

HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/NAASCA/

All these episodes are available later as "on-demand" podcasts: http://www.naasca.org/_2016-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP TWELVE:  Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs. "You start your recovery process with identifying, and relating to a Higher Power as you understand this Power.  This understanding, in partnership with applying time-tested principles, puts you in touch with that power greater than yourself.  As you continue to apply the principles, and your understanding deepens, you can explain to yourself what this Power is, and how it manifests in your personal life journey. “  (Edery, R. 2013, Trauma And Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 449).

**Thank you for your wonderful participation and feedback for the past three years!  We hope that you enjoyed sitting around the table and discussing trauma, transformation and the twelve steps of AA!  A word about the Healing Process:  Each individual’s time frame is unique, and cannot be measured in tears, time, or other’s opinion.  Please seek connections that are healing, genuine and gentle, such as a spiritual community, mental health professional, teacher, or set of principles.  Learning about recovery tools can guide you through the “long dark night” of trauma recovery.  The right tools can also aid you in releasing pain, frozen emotions, and buried gifts, and to simply allow whatever needs to move through you at the moment.  There is no right way to heal from trauma, and tools like yoga, counseling, somatic healing and many other options are available to you.  Most importantly: be gentle and kind with yourself - you are worth it!**

 

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Eleven.

CALL U.S. Phone Number:  (646) 595-2118

HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/NAASCA/

All these episodes are available later as "on-demand" podcasts: http://www.naasca.org/_2016-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 11- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, M.S.W, L.C.S.W., from NYC, author of the book: “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched National Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (NASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP ELEVEN:  "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the Power to carry that out.”

"Step Eleven is the daily practice and experience of deepening your awareness of your Higher Power through prayer and meditation.  You are capable of prayer and meditation, regardless of your background or history.  If you set aside the time daily, you can reach for whatever you believe is greater than, deeper than, or beyond yourself.  Step Eleven also assumes that by now you have a conscious awareness of your Higher Power, and you are drawn to deepening that connection."   (Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 428,. Edery, R., 2013)

Next show we will address STEP 12.  

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 2016 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Ten.

CALL U.S. Phone Number:  (646) 595-2118

HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/NAASCA/

All these episodes are available later as "on-demand" podcasts: http://www.naasca.org/_2016-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 10- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, M.S.W, L.C.S.W., from NYC, author of the book: “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched National Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (NASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP TEN:  “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.”  “Step Ten is not about maintenance, because there is a rule in our universe that nothing ever stays the same.  All living matter is either in a process of growing or in the process of regressing.   Up until now, if you followed the first nine steps with an honest heart and the direction of a Higher Power, you will have grown considerably.  If you do not keep growing, you will start sliding back into your old behavior patterns and ways of thinking.    As you may now realize, spiritual growth is an experience so precious and valuable.  As with the preceding nine steps, the Tenth Step is one more power-tool to help you succeed during the day.  Let us take a closer look at how Step Ten is helpful to you right now.  If you are someone prone to anger, anxiety (intra-psychic conflicts), resentment, depression, or fear, do not wait until bedtime to process it.  Do a Tenth Step inventory right away.  Begin by saying a prayer (the Serenity Prayer is a popular choice), in order to move through the moment”.  (Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 401 Edery, R., 2013)

Next show we will address STEP 11.  

 

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Nine.

CALL U.S. Phone Number:  (646) 595-2118

HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/NAASCA/

All these episodes are available later as "on-demand" podcasts: http://www.naasca.org/_2016-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 9- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, M.S.W, L.C.S.W., from NYC, author of the book: “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013) (Book Link: http://goo.gl/o3BndU).  Bill founded the recently launched National Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (NASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP NINE:  Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.   “Step Nine is no different than the other steps, and it reminds you once again, that you cannot overcome personal difficulty alone.  You have prayer as your constant companion to get you through.  You pray for the willingness to be willing whenever you find yourself not willing to take the next right action.  If you have people on your list where there has been, or still is, mutual harm being done, you may have difficulty with this step.  There may be people on your list for whom you do not feel it necessary to make amends.  You may simply not want to.  It is advisable, again after consulting with a trusted advisor, that you start making amends to those folks on your “Right Now” list.  After you have completed this, you will be ready to continue on to the second list.  After you have made amends to those people on your second list, you can consider those people on your third list.  And finally, you will re-visit making amends to those people on your last list, the “Never!” column.   The process of becoming willing, allows you to prepare yourself for this work through prayer, and through the use of any tools that support your efforts to overcome personal roadblocks.”  (Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 363. Edery, R., 2013)

Next show we will address STEP 10.  

 

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Eight.

CALL U.S. Phone Number:  (646) 595-2118

HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/NAASCA/

All these episodes are available later as "on-demand" podcasts: http://www.naasca.org/_2016-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 8- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013) (Book Link: http://goo.gl/o3BndU).   Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on  STEP EIGHT:  "Made a list of all persons you had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all”.   "Step Eight is about unfinished business.  This step sets the stage for you to relate to yourself and others in a new way.  The first order of business here is to define “harm” and “amends”.   Harm includes the following:  damage, impairment, wound, injury, trauma, and change for the worse, any act of sexual abuse, incest, physical injury, and psychological harm, financial or emotional damage.  It is the act of spoiling something, or damaging someone.  If you committed harm the way to restore the balance is to make an amends.  Amends includes a verbal acknowledgement of what was done, accompanied by a change in behavior.  The change in behavior should mirror the opposite of the harm done.   If you are having difficulty identifying what harms you may have done, consider those actions, or inactions of yours, that you feel regret for.  Since denial can be forceful you may feel you that you are a basically nice person who has not hurt anyone (other than yourself on occasion).  If you suspect you owe someone an amends, put their name down, and perhaps at a later time, the reason may become clear to you.  Any people about whom you feel regret should be placed on your Eighth Step amends list.  When you make amends, keep in mind that it is not the normal way of saying “I am sorry”.  It is a commitment to change, and that takes work, especially if you hurt someone due to a general behavioral pattern that you have.  The key is to keep an open mind (consider both sides of the matter), because as a helpful saying goes:  “more will be revealed” if you do".  (Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 315. Edery, R, 2013)

Next show we will address STEP 9.  

 

Thursday, March 31st, 2016 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Seven.

CALL U.S. Phone Number:  (646) 595-2118

HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/NAASCA/

All these episodes are available later as "on-demand" podcasts: http://www.naasca.org/_2016-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 7- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013) (Book Link: http://goo.gl/o3BndU).   Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP SEVEN:  “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings”.   “Step Seven is about humility (realistic, selfless, and modest) and asking for help to make the changes you are now prepared for.  Consider Step Seven as a portal into openness for change.  Once you take Step Seven, you step out of the way so your Higher Power can handle the rest of it.  The combination of humility and asking provides a survivor with a perspective beyond the traumatic events.  Sadly, you can form an inaccurate perspective based on how you internalized the traumatic event(s).  Through prayer (humbly asking), you can trust that your prayers are heard, shall be answered in God’s time only”.  (Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 288. Edery, R, 2013)

Next show we will address STEP 8.  

 

Thursday, March 17th, 2016 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Six.

CALL U.S. Phone Number:  (646) 595-2118

HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/NAASCA/

All these episodes are available later as "on-demand" podcasts: http://www.naasca.org/_2016-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 6- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP SIX:  "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character".  "When I first attempted this step, I had two immediate thoughts: 1) How and why would my Higher Power “remove” anything from me, and 2) What would I feel like if I were “entirely ready” to give up all my “defects”?  I felt that if I would attempt this step, I would allow something extreme in my life, and this seemed intimidating.  My fear was that Step Six meant I would have to open up in a way that felt unnatural to me.  Frankly, I did not want to let go of what I thought would have to be too much, too fast, or parting from my vital survival skills.  Taking this step did not seem at all appealing to me.   The way I processed my fears was by asking which parts of me I thought would be removed, and was I afraid of having to live a life without these very necessary parts of myself.   My fear was that this meant I had to become someone fundamentally different from my basic personality and nature.  This was because I believed that I was defective, and who I was must be problematic.  This too, is another tragic result of trauma and victimization.  It is not the intent of Step Six at all.”  (Edery, R. 2013. Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 241)  

Next show we will address STEP 7.  

 

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Five.

CALL: US phone number: (646) 595-2118 

HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/NAASCA/

All these episodes are available later as "on-demand" podcasts: http://www.naasca.org/_2016-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 5- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, M.S.W., L.C.S.W, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013)(Book Link: http://goo.gl/o3BndU). 

Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA).  Together they will lead tonight's discussion on Step Five: "At first glance, you may feel absolutely resistant when you look at this step.  How can I let someone find out about me?  You may feel fear, dread, anticipation of rejection and humiliation if anyone knows of your past or “secrets”.  Perhaps you may feel knots and tangles in your body with no vision or understanding as to how to “untangle” those knots.  “Fearlessly” writing an inventory takes enough energy, and trips your trigger wires badly enough – now you have to actually share this with someone."  (Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 207. Edery, R, 2013)

Next show we will address STEP 6.   

 

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Four.

CALL:  US phone number: (646) 595-2118  

HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/NAASCA/
All these episodes are available later as "on-demand" podcasts:  http://www.naasca.org/_2016-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 4- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013)(Link to purchase book: http://goo.gl/o3BndU).  Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on Step Four:  “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves”.  Most survivors, unless they are in a crisis, do not put much thought into what happened; the people, places, things, and reactions to events that have long-shaped their life.  But if you have not yet taken a look at what traumata shaped your personality, behaviors, fears, and ways of responding in life, Step Four is a good opportunity to stop and think about it.  Perhaps you have reached the day when you realize that you are not living your life as you really want to.  Perhaps you feel a deep inner longing for healthy, secure attachment, love and a more kind relationship with yourself.  You may experience a longing for life as you were told it was supposed to be but you have no evidence that you are living such a life.  (Edery, R. 2013: Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 166).

Next show we'll address STEP 5.  Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com   

 

Thursday, January 21st, 2016 @ 8pm-9: 30 pm EST on Step Three.
CALL:  US phone number: (646) 595-2118.  

HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/NAASCA/
All these episodes are available later as "on-demand" podcasts:  http://www.naasca.org/_2016-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

To add your email address to our NAASCA newsletter list: http://tinyurl.com/j9y69fq

I have been invited to appear as a special guest with NAASCA, every two weeks, to discuss healing from trauma based on my book: "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (Edery, R. 2013 http://goo.gl/o3BndU).   SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 3: SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on Step Three: "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”    You have worked Steps One and Two with a safe and trusted person – you have surrendered and you have demonstrated your willingness to try a new approach to your life experiences.  When you admit your powerlessness over your traumatic history, you learn a comforting and critical truth: that you experienced certain painful life events that you absolutely could not have controlled. You were also not always in control of the coping patterns that have emerged.  For some survivors, this can be a frightening and humbling experience.  (More of this will be revealed through the Fourth and Fifth Steps).   (Edery, R. 2013: Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 139).

Next show we'll address STEP 4.   

 

Thursday, January 7, 2016 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Two.  

Call U.S phone number (646) 595-2118.  I have been invited to appear as a special guest with NAASCA, every two weeks, to discuss healing from trauma based on my book: "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (Edery, R. 2013 http://goo.gl/o3BndU).   Please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - Step Two of AA:  “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”   Applying Step Two to the struggle of healing this aspect of the traumatic wound (difficulty trusting, and difficulty with authority figures), begins with a careful inspection into the programming of a trauma survivor.   Somewhere in a survivor’s programming is a single operative principle, which at once holds the person back trying to heal and grow in this area, but keeps him putting up a front, perhaps even leading to relationships that do not work, dead-end jobs, or boring routines.  In this area of trust, which Step Two directly addresses, the survivor is undeveloped.  But most survivors I know are not lazy or uninterested in their growth.  The people I interact with on my journey are living busy lives, focused on recovery and growth, even though they feel that trusting anything, or anyone - let alone an invisible power- is frightening, and impossible.  Step Two can help you get unstuck and able to trust, where trust was once so frightening and impossible.  (Edery. R., 2013. "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide", pg. 105-106).

2015

We Begin Again from Step One - ROUND 3!

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 from 8:00pm-9:30pm EST!
CALL:  US phone number: (646) 595-2118.  

I am so pleased to announce that upon the successful completion of the radio show talk series:  “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (Edery, R., 2013), I have been invited to appear as a special guest, every two weeks, to start again from the very beginning of my book! This will be ROUND 3!!  We will start with Step One, and every two weeks, we will proceed to the next step. Please join us on the "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk show with the esteemed organization: National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.   HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  www.blogtalkradio.com/bill-murray     For more info please see: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 1 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on Step One of AA:  “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable”.   “Step One is your guide on how to process and heal from trauma.  It will also serve as your guide to personal growth, which is applicable for anyone, not just for trauma survivors. Why is processing trauma, and personal growth, important for you?  You may wonder of the necessity of going through such a process, especially if you are high functioning and successful in life.  After all, growing pains are indeed painful, and we humans are wired to avoid pain and seek pleasure.   You also have a responsibility to take care of yourself, and although some pain can be avoided, there is the pain that cannot be avoided, and requires processing.   This is your turn now, and you begin with this first step.   The word “admit” is to accept what is valid and true for you personally.  This step asks you to accept what areas in your life that have been affected by your personal trauma history, causing your life to be out of control, unsatisfying, or chronically problematic for you.”   (Edery. R., 2013:  "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 48”).

Next show we'll address STEP 2.  Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com   All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

 

Monday, December 7th, 2015 @ 8:10pm - 9:10pm EST on "The Power in Powerlessness - Focusing on our Youth".

Call U.S phone number (619) 924-0933

Host: AAU Youth Magazine: The Whitney E. Johnson Foundation.  http://www.wejfoundation.org/wej/

 

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Twelve.  

Call U.S phone number (646) 595-2118.  I have been invited to appear as a special guest with NAASCA, every two weeks, to discuss healing from trauma based on my book: "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (Edery, R. 2013 http://goo.gl/o3BndU).   Please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is: www.blogtalkradio.com/bill-murray

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP TWELVE:  Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs. "You start your recovery process with identifying, and relating to a Higher Power as you understand this Power.  This understanding, in partnership with applying time-tested principles, puts you in touch with that power greater than yourself.  As you continue to apply the principles, and your understanding deepens, you can explain to yourself what this Power is, and how it manifests in your personal life journey. “  (Edery, R. 2013, Trauma And Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 449).

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

 

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Eleven. 

CALL U.S. Phone Number:  (646) 595-2118
HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  www.blogtalkradio.com/bill-murray     For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 11- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, M.S.W, L.C.S.W., from NYC, author of the book: “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched National Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (NASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP ELEVEN:  "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the Power to carry that out.”

"Step Eleven is the daily practice and experience of deepening your awareness of your Higher Power through prayer and meditation.  You are capable of prayer and meditation, regardless of your background or history.  If you set aside the time daily, you can reach for whatever you believe is greater than, deeper than, or beyond yourself.  Step Eleven also assumes that by now you have a conscious awareness of your Higher Power, and you are drawn to deepening that connection."   (Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 428,. Edery, R., 2013)

 

Thursday, October 15th, 2015 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Ten.  

CALL U.S. Phone Number:  (646) 595-2118
HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  www.blogtalkradio.com/bill-murray     For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 10- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, M.S.W, L.C.S.W., from NYC, author of the book: “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched National Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (NASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP TEN:  “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.”  “Step Ten is not about maintenance, because there is a rule in our universe that nothing ever stays the same.  All living matter is either in a process of growing or in the process of regressing.   Up until now, if you followed the first nine steps with an honest heart and the direction of a Higher Power, you will have grown considerably.  If you do not keep growing, you will start sliding back into your old behavior patterns and ways of thinking.    As you may now realize, spiritual growth is an experience so precious and valuable.  As with the preceding nine steps, the Tenth Step is one more power-tool to help you succeed during the day.  Let us take a closer look at how Step Ten is helpful to you right now.  If you are someone prone to anger, anxiety (intra-psychic conflicts), resentment, depression, or fear, do not wait until bedtime to process it.  Do a Tenth Step inventory right away.  Begin by saying a prayer (the Serenity Prayer is a popular choice), in order to move through the moment”.  (Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 401 Edery, R., 2013)

Next show we will address STEP 11.  

 

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Nine.  

CALL U.S. Phone Number:  (646) 595-2118
HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  www.blogtalkradio.com/bill-murray     For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 9- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, M.S.W, L.C.S.W., from NYC, author of the book: “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched National Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (NASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP NINE:  Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.   “Step Nine is no different than the other steps, and it reminds you once again, that you cannot overcome personal difficulty alone.  You have prayer as your constant companion to get you through.  You pray for the willingness to be willing whenever you find yourself not willing to take the next right action.  If you have people on your list where there has been, or still is, mutual harm being done, you may have difficulty with this step.  There may be people on your list for whom you do not feel it necessary to make amends.  You may simply not want to.  It is advisable, again after consulting with a trusted advisor, that you start making amends to those folks on your “Right Now” list.  After you have completed this, you will be ready to continue on to the second list.  After you have made amends to those people on your second list, you can consider those people on your third list.  And finally, you will re-visit making amends to those people on your last list, the “Never!” column.   The process of becoming willing, allows you to prepare yourself for this work through prayer, and through the use of any tools that support your efforts to overcome personal roadblocks.”  (Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 363. Edery, R., 2013)

Next show we will address STEP 10.  
 

Thursday, September 17th, 2015 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Eight.

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 8- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on  STEP EIGHT:  "Made a list of all persons you had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all”.   "Step Eight is about unfinished business.  This step sets the stage for you to relate to yourself and others in a new way.  The first order of business here is to define “harm” and “amends”.   Harm includes the following:  damage, impairment, wound, injury, trauma, and change for the worse, any act of sexual abuse, incest, physical injury, and psychological harm, financial or emotional damage.  It is the act of spoiling something, or damaging someone.  If you committed harm the way to restore the balance is to make an amends.  Amends includes a verbal acknowledgement of what was done, accompanied by a change in behavior.  The change in behavior should mirror the opposite of the harm done.   If you are having difficulty identifying what harms you may have done, consider those actions, or inactions of yours, that you feel regret for.  Since denial can be forceful you may feel you that you are a basically nice person who has not hurt anyone (other than yourself on occasion).  If you suspect you owe someone an amends, put their name down, and perhaps at a later time, the reason may become clear to you.  Any people about whom you feel regret should be placed on your Eighth Step amends list.  When you make amends, keep in mind that it is not the normal way of saying “I am sorry”.  It is a commitment to change, and that takes work, especially if you hurt someone due to a general behavioral pattern that you have.  The key is to keep an open mind (consider both sides of the matter), because as a helpful saying goes:  “more will be revealed” if you do".  (Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 315. Edery, R, 2013)

Next show we will address STEP 9.  

 

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Seven.

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 7- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP SEVEN:  “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings”.   “Step Seven is about humility (realistic, selfless, and modest) and asking for help to make the changes you are now prepared for.  Consider Step Seven as a portal into openness for change.  Once you take Step Seven, you step out of the way so your Higher Power can handle the rest of it.  The combination of humility and asking provides a survivor with a perspective beyond the traumatic events.  Sadly, you can form an inaccurate perspective based on how you internalized the traumatic event(s).  Through prayer (humbly asking), you can trust that your prayers are heard, shall be answered in God’s time only”.  (Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 288. Edery, R, 2013)

Next show we will address STEP 8.  

 

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Six.

CALL U.S. Phone Number:  (646) 595-2118
HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  www.blogtalkradio.com/bill-murray     For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 6- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP SIX:  "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character".  "When I first attempted this step, I had two immediate thoughts: 1) How and why would my Higher Power “remove” anything from me, and 2) What would I feel like if I were “entirely ready” to give up all my “defects”?  I felt that if I would attempt this step, I would allow something extreme in my life, and this seemed intimidating.  My fear was that Step Six meant I would have to open up in a way that felt unnatural to me.  Frankly, I did not want to let go of what I thought would have to be too much, too fast, or parting from my vital survival skills.  Taking this step did not seem at all appealing to me.   The way I processed my fears was by asking which parts of me I thought would be removed, and was I afraid of having to live a life without these very necessary parts of myself.   My fear was that this meant I had to become someone fundamentally different from my basic personality and nature.  This was because I believed that I was defective, and who I was must be problematic.  This too, is another tragic result of trauma and victimization.  It is not the intent of Step Six at all.”  (Edery, R. 2013. Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 241)  

Next show we will address STEP 7.  

 

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Five.

CALL U.S. Phone Number:  (646) 595-2118
HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  www.blogtalkradio.com/bill-murray     For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 5- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on Step Five:  “Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs”.

"At first glance, you may feel absolutely resistant when you look at this step.   How can I let someone find out about me?  You may feel fear, dread, anticipation of rejection and humiliation if anyone knows of your past or “secrets”.  Perhaps you may feel knots and tangles in your body with no vision or understanding as to how to “untangle” those knots.  “Fearlessly” writing an inventory takes enough energy, and trips your trigger wires badly enough – now you have to actually share this with someone."  (Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 207. Edery, R, 2013)

Next show we will address STEP 6.  Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com   All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

 

July 18-22nd, 2015 Monday - Friday 10:00am - 11:00am EST

HOST:  The Job Talk Radio Show with Dr. Martina Carroll-Garrison  

http://www.thejobtalkradioshow.com/interviews-to-date/

TOPIC: "Trauma & Transformation: A 12-Step Guide To A Fulfilling Career"
Atlanta market  WDJY 99.1 FM:  www.wdjyfm.com   

 

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Four.

CALL U.S. Phone Number:  (646) 595-2118
HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  www.blogtalkradio.com/bill-murray     For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 4- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on Step Four:  “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves”.  Most survivors, unless they are in a crisis, do not put much thought into what happened; the people, places, things, and reactions to events that have long-shaped their life.  But if you have not yet taken a look at what traumata shaped your personality, behaviors, fears, and ways of responding in life, Step Four is a good opportunity to stop and think about it.  Perhaps you have reached the day when you realize that you are not living your life as you really want to.  Perhaps you feel a deep inner longing for healthy, secure attachment, love and a more kind relationship with yourself.  You may experience a longing for life as you were told it was supposed to be but you have no evidence that you are living such a life.  (Edery, R. 2013: Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 166).

Next show we'll address STEP 5.  Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com   All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

 

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 @ 8pm -9:30pm EST on Step Three.
CALLUS phone number: (646) 595-2118.  HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  www.blogtalkradio.com/bill-murray     For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 3- SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on Step Three: "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”    You have worked Steps One and Two with a safe and trusted person – you have surrendered and you have demonstrated your willingness to try a new approach to your life experiences.  When you admit your powerlessness over your traumatic history, you learn a comforting and critical truth: that you experienced certain painful life events that you absolutely could not have controlled. You were also not always in control of the coping patterns that have emerged.  For some survivors, this can be a frightening and humbling experience.  (More of this will be revealed through the Fourth and Fifth Steps).   (Edery, R. 2013: Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 139).

Next show we'll address STEP 4.  Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com   All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

 

Thursday, June 11th, 2015: 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST.  

CALL:  US phone number: (646) 595-2118.  

HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  www.blogtalkradio.com/bill-murray    

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 2 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on Step Two of AA:  “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”   Applying Step Two to the struggle of healing this aspect of the traumatic wound (difficulty trusting, and difficulty with authority figures), begins with a careful inspection into the programming of a trauma survivor.   Somewhere in a survivor’s programming is a single operative principle, which at once holds the person back trying to heal and grow in this area, but keeps him putting up a front, perhaps even leading to relationships that do not work, dead-end jobs, or boring routines.  In this area of trust, which Step Two directly addresses, the survivor is undeveloped.  But most survivors I know are not lazy or uninterested in their growth.  The people I interact with on my journey are living busy lives, focused on recovery and growth, even though they feel that trusting anything, or anyone - let alone an invisible power- is frightening, and impossible.  Step Two can help you get unstuck and able to trust, where trust was once so frightening and impossible.  (Edery. R., 2013:  "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 105-106”).

Next show we'll address STEP 3.  Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com   All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

 

We Begin Again from Step One! Thursday, May 28th, 2015 from 8:00pm-9:30pm EST!
CALL:  US phone number: (646) 595-2118.  

I am so pleased to announce that upon the successful completion of the radio show talk series:  “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (Edery, R., 2013), I have been invited to appear as a special guest, every two weeks, to start again from the very beginning of my book! We will start with Step One, and every two weeks, we will proceed to the next step. Please join us on the "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk show with the esteemed organization: National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.   HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  www.blogtalkradio.com/bill-murray     For more info please see: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 1 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on Step One of AA:  “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable”.   “Step One is your guide on how to process and heal from trauma.  It will also serve as your guide to personal growth, which is applicable for anyone, not just for trauma survivors. Why is processing trauma, and personal growth, important for you?  You may wonder of the necessity of going through such a process, especially if you are high functioning and successful in life.  After all, growing pains are indeed painful, and we humans are wired to avoid pain and seek pleasure.   You also have a responsibility to take care of yourself, and although some pain can be avoided, there is the pain that cannot be avoided, and requires processing.   This is your turn now, and you begin with this first step.   The word “admit” is to accept what is valid and true for you personally.  This step asks you to accept what areas in your life that have been affected by your personal trauma history, causing your life to be out of control, unsatisfying, or chronically problematic for you.”   (Edery. R., 2013:  "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide, pg. 48”).

Next show we'll address STEP 2.  Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com   All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

 

Dr. Syd Miller host of On-Call with Dr. Syd Miller on CJAD Radio Station / 800 AM News, Talk, Radio

Sunday,  May 17th from 9:00pm -10:00pm EST.

CALL: 514 790-0800 or 1 800 491-CJAD(2523)

Text your questions or comments to: 514800 (standard rates apply)

Show Link:  http://www.cjad.com/on-the-show/2015/05/15/on-call---this-sunday-may-17th

Join Dr. Sydney Miller and his guest Rivka Edery as they examine what it takes to heal from personal trauma. Rivka Edery believes that the importance of spirituality is minimized and misunderstood. She will share her therapeutic approach which blends modern clinical concepts with ancient spiritual principles. Rivka Edery, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. is a licensed clinical social worker and the author of "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide".  Psychologist Dr Syd Miller is "on-call" to answer YOUR questions on a wide range of issues including; relationship and marital issues, family issues, stress, depression, burnout, anxieties and fears.  On-Call with Dr. Syd Miller airs Sunday evenings on CJAD, from 9p to 11p. Listen to the show at home, in your car or on-line.  Dr. Miller is a licensed clinical psychologist and a professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at Concordia University.

 

Thursday, 05/14/2015 8pm EST

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 12 

The show will commence LIVE at 8pm EST (which is 7pm CEN, 6pm MTN and 5pm PAC) and will last 90 minutes.  

TO CALL:  US phone number: (646) 595-2118.  The talk show's HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  www.blogtalkradio.com/bill-murray
For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 12 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide" (2013).  Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on Step Twelve.  “You start your recovery process with identifying, and relating to a Higher Power as you understand this Power.  This understanding, in partnership with applying time-tested principles, puts you in touch with that power greater than yourself.  As you continue to apply the principles, and your understanding deepens, you can explain to yourself what this Power is, and how it manifests in your personal life journey”.   (Edery. R 2015:  "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide”).

Next show we'll address STEP 1.  Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com   All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

 

Thursday, 04/30/2015 8pm EST

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 11    

The show will commence LIVE at 8pm EST (which is 7pm CEN, 6pm MTN and 5pm PAC) and will last 90 minutes.  

TO CALL:  US phone number: (646) 595-2118.  The talk show's HOME PAGE where the show will be listed as being ON AIR at 8pm EST is:  www.blogtalkradio.com/bill-murray
For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 11 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 11:  "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."  Step Eleven is the daily practice and experience of deepening your awareness of your Higher Power through prayer and meditation. You are capable of prayer and meditation, regardless of your background or history. If you set aside the time daily, you can reach for whatever you believe is greater than, deeper than, or beyond yourself. Step Eleven also assumes that by now you have a conscious awareness of your Higher Power, and you are drawn to deepening that connection.  Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 12.  Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com

 

Thursday,  04/16/2015 8pm EST on Step Ten.
All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 10 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 10: "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it."  Step Ten is not about maintenance, because there is a rule in our universe that nothing ever stays the same. All living matter is either in a process of growing or in the process of regressing. Up until now, if you followed the first nine steps with an honest heart and the direction of a Higher Power, you will have grown considerably. If you do not keep growing, you will start sliding back into your old behavior patterns and ways of thinking.  Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 11.  Please see our web page at:  www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com


Thursday, 04/02/2015  8pm EST on Step Nine.
All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at: http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 9 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 9: "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." Rivka points out that "Step Nine is no different than the other steps, and it reminds you once again, that you cannot overcome personal difficulty alone. You have prayer as your constant companion to get you through. You pray for the willingness to be willing." Bill adds, "This step is where 'The Promises' occur in the Big Book, and we're told they begin to appear 'before we're half-way through [this step].' By now the clearing away the wreckage of the past is well underway, and this means making a turn to a profound sense of self-esteem, purpose and 'belonging' in the world .. a sense of finally being truly comfortable living inside one's own skin."  Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 10.  

Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com

 

Thursday, 03/19/2015  8pm EST on Step 8.

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at: http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 8 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 8: "Make a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." Step Eight is about unfinished business. This step sets the stage for you to relate to yourself and others in a new way. The first order of business here is to define “harm” and “amends”. Harm includes the following: damage, impairment, wound, injury, trauma, and change for the worse, any act of sexual abuse, incest, physical injury, and psychological harm, financial or emotional damage. It is the act of spoiling something, or damaging someone. If you committed harm the way to restore the balance is to make an amends. Amends includes a verbal acknowledgement of what was done, accompanied by a change in behavior. The change in behavior should mirror the opposite of the harm done.  Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse.

Next show we'll address STEP 9. 

 

Thursday, 03/05/2015 8pm EST on Step Seven.

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at:  http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 7 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 7: "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings." Step Seven is about humility (realistic) and asking for help to make the changes you are now prepared for. Consider Step Seven as a portal into openness for change. Once you take Step Seven, you step out of the way so your Higher Power can handle the rest of it. The combination of humility and asking provides a survivor with a perspective beyond the traumatic events. Sadly, you can form an inaccurate perspective based on how you internalized the traumatic event(s). Through prayer (humbly asking), you can trust that your prayers are heard, shall be answered in God's time only.  Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse.

Next show we'll address STEP 8. Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com

 

Thursday, 02/19/2015  8pm EST on Step Six.

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at: http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 6 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 6:  "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character." Rivka writes, " When I first attempted this step, I had two immediate thoughts: 1) How and why would my Higher Power “remove” anything from me, and 2) What would I feel like if I were “entirely ready” to give up all my “defects”? I felt that if I would attempt this step, I would allow something extreme in my life, and this seemed intimidating. My fear was that Step Six meant I would have to open up in a way that felt unnatural to me. Frankly, I did not want to let go of what I thought would have to be too much, too fast, or parting from my vital survival skills. Taking this step did not seem at all appealing to me."  Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 7. 

 

Thursday, 02/05/2015  8pm EST on Step Five.

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at: http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 5 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 5: "Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs." At first glance, you may feel absolutely resistant when you look at this step.   How can I let someone find out about me?  You may feel fear, dread, anticipation of rejection and humiliation if anyone knows of your past or “secrets”.  Perhaps you may feel knots and tangles in your body with no vision or understanding as to how to “untangle” those knots.  “Fearlessly” writing an inventory takes enough energy, and trips your trigger wires badly enough – now you have to actually share this with someone.  Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 6. 

 

Thursday, 01/22/2015  8pm EST on Step Four.

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at: http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 4 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 4: "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves." Most survivors, unless they are in a crisis, do not put much thought into what happened; the people, places, things, and reactions to events that have long-shaped their life. But if you have not yet taken a look at the traumas that have shaped your personality, behaviors, fears, and ways of responding in life, Step Four is a good opportunity to stop and think about it. Perhaps you have reached the day when you realize that you are not living your life as you really want to. Perhaps you feel a deep inner longing for healthy, secure attachment, love and a more kind relationship with yourself.  Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 5.

 

Thursday,  01/08/2015  8pm EST on Step Three.

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at: http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 3 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 3: "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him." You've worked Steps 1 and 2 with a safe and trusted person. You've surrendered and have demonstrated your willingness to try a new approach to your life experiences. When you admit your powerlessness over your traumatic history, you learn a comforting and critical truth: that you experienced certain painful life events that you absolutely could not have controlled. You weren't always in control of the coping patterns that have emerged. For some survivors, this can be a frightening and humbling experience. (More will be revealed through the 4th and 5th Steps).  Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 4. 

 

2014  

Thursday, 12/25/2014  8pm EST on Step Two.
All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at: http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 2 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 2: "Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." Step Two is about asking for help,  and being receptive to receiving this help. Survivors, especially, often hide their fundamental lack of trust. Operating in a superficial world, fighting for respect, and lacking in support to pursue a spiritual life, survivors press ahead in spite of their collection of battle scars. Such people find themselves greatly challenged to maintain an appearance of having it all together, and are longing to trust and to be fully expressed. Survivors are struggling with courage and determination to make their lives work, in spite of this great, gaping wound.  Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 3. 

 

Thursday, 12/11/2014 8pm EST on Step One.

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at: http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 1 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 1: "We admitted we were powerless over the abuse and trauma of our youth -- that our lives had become unmanageable."  The survivor's decision to begin a process of healing begins with the admission of what happened to them. This involves working through the defenses employed to shun from consciousness the excruciatingly painful memories of the traumatic events. Having passed through this phase of remembering (in any way possible), the acceptance of the truth of the traumatic experience moves the survivor towards resolution. Thus begins the creation of an internal, healing space for the survivor to feel what remained frozen in time, banished and unwelcome in consciousness. ~~ Next show we'll address STEP 2. 

 

Wednesday,  12/03/2014  8pm EST

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" -  Introductory show

All of these shows are recorded as they air, and are available later for "on demand" listening as a recommended episode in our special guest archives at: http://www.NAASCA.org/_2014-RadioShows-RECOMMENDED.htm  

For more info please see: ‪www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Tonight's special guest is Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, a survivor of childhood abuse on every level, who is intimately familiar with the challenges of surviving, and thriving, in the aftermath. Grateful for the spiritual recovery of the 12 Steps of AA, she's also the author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Rivka explains. "I experienced complex trauma as a child, and most acutely, I experienced attachment-loss trauma as my parents were mired in their own problems. They were completely unavailable, and I suffered in excruciating silence." She goes on, "My childhood included an unfortunate intergenerational transmission of trauma, and I was not alone in my suffering and torment. I constantly wrestled with why bad things happen to innocent children, most notably: what actually happened and why, and other questions that seem to have no answer to. I also developed a resiliency and intuitive insight into people that I will always be thankful for."  These days, Rivka is a highly intuitive, sensitive, licensed clinical social worker. With her new book, "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide”, Rivka establishes herself as a first time author specializing in trauma recovery and spirituality, active in the recovery field since 1997. " As an adult, I am infinitely grateful for the spiritual recovery of the 12 Steps of AA, as it brought me directly to my root spiritual and emotional issues," Rivka says. "The most urgent issue for me was an intense and core sense of being disconnected from my Higher Power. While I now understand this to be a common issue with adult children of complex trauma, I was not emotionally connected to this truth, until I became ready to face it."

 

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

HOST:  Brooklyn One Love Center

Topic:   Surrender:  What does it mean to you? 

 Rodney Gittens, RScP and co-host Rev. Hajara Rahim will interview me to discuss how surrender is clinically beneficial for trauma survivors, and anyone else seeking healing and spiritual transformation.  We will discuss how my book: “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide”  (2013), is in alignment with Tolle's meanings.  We will briefly summarize Chapter 10 of Tolle’s book:  “The Power of Now”.    LINK:  http://goo.gl/pRRVWH

 

February 7th, 2014

HOST:  JennyNJerry Boone, Founders of the MissingNMurdered (M-N-M) group and hosts of the MissingNMurdered BlogTalkRadio show. They are advocates for victims and their families.

TOPIC:   Rivka Edery, LCSW will take the listeners through steps Seven -Twelve of AA, and how it is applied effectively to trauma recovery.

LINK:  http://rivkaedery.squarespace.com/podcasts/

 

January 24th, 2014

HOST:  JennyNJerry Boone, Founders of the MissingNMurdered (M-N-M) group and hosts of the MissingNMurdered BlogTalkRadio show. They are advocates for victims and their families.

TOPIC: Dr. Angela Smith, Board Certified, specialty in Adolescent & Pediatric Psychiatry and Rivka Edery, LCSW will address “What is Bullying about for both the Victim and the Bully?”

LINK:  http://rivkaedery.squarespace.com/podcasts/

 

January 3rd, 2014

HOST:  JennyNJerry Boone, Founders of the MissingNMurdered (M-N-M) group and hosts of the MissingNMurdered BlogTalkRadio show. They are advocates for victims and their families.

TOPIC:   Rivka Edery, LCSW will take the listeners through the first six steps of AA, and how it is applied effectively to trauma recovery.

LINK:  http://rivkaedery.squarespace.com/podcasts/

 

2013

Sunday, March 30, 2013

HOST :  Sydney B. Miller, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Department of Psychology, Concordia University.  “On-Call with Dr. Sydney Miller” on CJAD800AM

TOPIC:  We have all been witness to the suffering of the families of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passengers. Join Dr. Sydney Miller and his guest Rivka Edery, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., as they examine whether and how one can survive such a trauma?   LINK:  http://goo.gl/QmPvMn

 

November 23, 2013

HOST :  JennyNJerry Boone, Founders of the MissingNMurdered (M-N-M) group and hosts of the MissingNMurdered BlogTalkRadio show. They are advocates for victims and their families.

TOPIC: I will be one of the guests tonight on a radio show with Together We Heal (TWH). We have been asked by Jerry and Jenny Boone from “Missing/Murdered/Exploited Children” to talk about what TWH does, how we help survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA), work to prevent CSA and advocate for changing statute of limitation laws.  LINK: http://rivkaedery.squarespace.com/podcasts/

 

Sun, August 25, 2013

HOST:  Andrew T. Carr.

TOPIC:   Radio Show Title: How to Survive, Recover and Transform from Trauma.  Trauma survivors usually have a difficult time experiencing their vulnerability and the attending to feelings of having once been profoundly helpless and alone. The role of spirituality in trauma recovery is often misunderstood and subsequently minimized. Our guest discusses the resource of spirituality while detailing the complicated puzzle of the survivor’s inner reality. The show will discuss our guest’s step-by-step process for applying spiritual tools to each phase of trauma recovery.  LINK:  http://goo.gl/eFjrDc

 

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

HOST: Progressive Radio Network, as Peter Breggin, M.D

TOPIC:  Listen to Progressive Radio Network, as Peter Breggin, M.D., interviews Rivka Edery, L.M.S.W. about the application of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to the healing of trauma! 

LINK:   http://rivkaedery.squarespace.com/podcasts/

Peter Breggin is an American psychiatrist and critic of biological psychiatry and psychiatric medication. In his books, he advocates replacing psychiatry's use of drugs and electroconvulsive therapy with humanistic approaches, such as psychotherapy, education, and broader human services. Breggin is the author of many books critical of modern psychiatry, including Toxic Psychiatry, Talking Back to Prozac and Talking Back to Ritalin. His most recent book, Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry, discusses medication spellbinding (in which patients who are doing worse after treatment fail to see that they are doing worse or recognize why),[3] the adverse effects of drugs and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), the hazards of diagnosing and medicating children, the psychopharmaceutical complex, and guidelines for psychotherapy and counseling.