Erasing Shame

Erasing Shame

diverse perspectives discussing what matters - with Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiang, Leah Abraham, and DJ Chuang... Show More

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March 3, 2021 49 min

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 s...

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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.

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Petition to get Mainstream News Coverage about Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, at Change.org https://www.change.org/p/get-mainstream-news-c...

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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.

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Lillian So - https://meetlillianso.com

Follow on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/@...

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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.

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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.

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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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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...

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April 27, 2020 21 min

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 on May 1, 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.

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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 cr...

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Crisis counselor David Dicken talks with Tyesa Harvey about the trauma and shame of the underworld of sex trade and prostitution. WARNING: This episode has explicit content for mature audiences.

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 holis...

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Crisis counselor David Dicken shares some practical tips for how to support your friends, family, and others during times of crisis like this worldwide COVID-19 pandemic by supporting people through making it safe to talk about feelings and emotions, then taking action that brings healthy relief.

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Shame keeps us uncomfortable and paralyzed, but others help us find the way out. Jud Chun of Asian Mental Health Collective and subtle asian mental health chats with co-host DJ Chuang about how next generation Asians around the world are part of a growing social movement that's ending the stigma and shame about mental health, culminating with the most frequently asked question on his "Ask a Therapist" livestreams.

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January 31, 2020 24 min

Nôn Wels explains why being a feely human is absolutely essential to being fully human. That means feeling your feelings makes you more human and more healthy. DJ Chuang hosts this Erasing Shame conversation.

Nôn Wels hosts the You, Me, Empathy podcast and is launching the Feely Human Collective with a crowdfunding campaign—you can help make it happen! Nôn is passionately making space and developing ways to help people be more heal...

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Our special guest Jamilah George talks with Helen Choi and DJ Chuang about the true realities of racialized trauma. Listen to stories about how both intentional and unintentional racism cause real pain to real people. Soak in her words of strength and healing as she wisely guides the importance of feeling the feelings and being a part of healthy & supporting community.

Recorded on the National Day of Racial Healing 2020.

Jamila...

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December 23, 2019 49 min

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...

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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.

Show Notes

Edgar Villanueva’s website: decolonizingwealth.com | twitter @VillanuevaEdgar

Book: Decolonizing Wealth—Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance

M...

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November 14, 2019 20 min

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.

Show Notes

Helen Choi: website iamhelenchoi.com | twitter @iamhelenchoi

Helen’s other podcast: Name It! Podcast, with Wild Woman Fundraising’s Mazarine Treyz

DJ Chuang’s website @ djchuang.com | twitter @djchuang

Season 1 Episode 1 has more of DJ Chuang’s back story

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September 30, 2019 27 min

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...

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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 B...

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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.

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The Laundromat Documentary thelaundromatdoc.com • ...

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