Adult Children In Recovery - Moving From Insanity To Serenity

Vandana Atara

Growing Up With Insanity & Choosing Serenity As Your "New Normal" Reality


Adult Children In Recovery is a podcast that inspires the elixir of hope & healing to transform the lives of energy sensitive empaths who grew up in challenging environments and have chosen a path of healing and serenity.

Each episode features inspiring stories of resilience and growth as guests share their journey towards finding inner peace, joy & self-compassion.
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How To Shift From Anxiety To Calm & Serenity
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How To Shift From Anxiety To Calm & Serenity
Greetings Adult Child Family,In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting in conversation with a truly courageous soul who overcame years of hardship, struggle & abuse in childhood and how she was able to pause and recover from the debilitating symptoms of complex ptsd.Dr. Jeanne was diagnosed with Panic Disorder in 2015 which forced her to reconsider her life path and views on mental illness. Facing a health and soul crisis, she had to make difficult choices. The human rights career she built with a single-minded focus no longer inspired her, and the symptoms of her diagnosis were wreaking havoc on her life. Seeking peace but still craving a challenge - she found it time to speak to her wiring by providing a product to address one of the symptoms of anxiety: Sensitive, dry skin. After completing her Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Chemistry she released FIGGI Beauty. Tired of toxic positivity and after many setbacks in her own healing journey she created the Anxious Calm. An online learning community for those seeking to peacefully coexist with their anxiety, where its okay Not to be okay, and where we can celebrate the hidden gifts that come with anxious wiring. To contact her, learn about her anxious calm program and receive support from her online community wherever you live in the world, visit: https://www.docjeanne.com/courses/the-breaking & learn more about her amazing skincare line for sensitive skin here: https://www.figgibeauty.com/ To take my reparenting courses & schedule an inner child mentoring session with me, visit my website & book a 15 minute free consultation with me here: https://vandanalighthealing.comPlease like & subscribe to my Vandana Light Healing Youtube channel to help all adult children to suffer less.Blessings,Vandana
Reparenting Your Wounded Inner Child
15-03-2024
Reparenting Your Wounded Inner Child
Greetings Beautiful Adult Child,In this latest adult child podcast, I interviewed Damla Atkien, a kindred spirit and inner child trauma informed energy healer.Damla shared how she views the clouds as unhealed wounds and the stars as our inner childs shining light and she also spoke about Goddess Innana that we can call upon as our greatest ally to help us die and be reborn again.She guided us through a gentleness check in to drop into our feelings and bodily sensations as well as an inner child journey to connect with our inner strengths, courage & resilience.Damla Aktekin is an Inner Child Energetic Wound Healer, Crystal Healing Teacher, Soul Healing Writer, Intuitive Reader, Astrologer, and Podcaster, who helps other self-healers and healers move beyond the energetic wounds of their inner children and shine brighter than they thought possible so that they can fully show up in their lives to heal themselves, their families, and their soul community. Through her own healing journey, she discovered a unique way to approach crystal healing which is based on cultivating a loving, co-creative, and respectful relationship with crystals that activates their limitless healing potential. She is the author of life-changing daily practice journals, creator of the Chakra Bliss Vault Crystal Healing Membership, and the host of the Conversations With Healers Podcast.Find out more about her offerings and take a quiz to determine your energetic wounds and how they show up in your life on her website: https://adropofom.com.To work with me privately to move beyond survival and thrive again as your own loving parent, best friend & advocate, view my library of offerings at https://vandanalighthealing.com & receive a free guided journey to meet your spirit guides, guardians and higher dimensional light beings in the stars.
Toxic Family Trauma
14-03-2024
Toxic Family Trauma
Greetings Adult Child.In my latest episode, I sat down with an amazingly gifted author & magical manifestor who shared her personal journey of how she was able to move beyond surviving in a dysfunctional home as a parentified child and develop new tools to thrive & grow into becoming her own loving parent.Susan was raised in a challenging and chaotic family system, the middle child of five & wound up marrying her greatest guru also known as her ex-husband who inadvertently taught her to step into her power after eons of hiding behind it & losing her true identity in the process.To fully thrive, she bravely chose to meet the demons of her upbringing & help others heal from challenges she had overcome. Knowing she needed to share this with other adult children, she authored a book called Toxic Family: Transforming Childhood Trauma into Adult Freedom & now Susan is leading retreats, webinars, workshops and facilitating private sessions to help others drop their outdated storylines and programming to live in authentic freedom as adults. If you’d like to receive a free audio file of the first pages of Toxic Family & a mini session to connect personally, visit her website at https://www.susangold.us/ and you may order her book here: https://www.susangold.us/toxic-family-bookAnd if you’d like to get in touch with me, you can schedule a discovery call with me & receive a free healing gift on my website at https://vandanalightheaing.comTo like and subscribe to my Youtube Channel, visit https://www.youtube.com/@VandanaLightHealing/videosSee you on the next episode!Blessings,Vandana
Generational Family Trauma
03-03-2024
Generational Family Trauma
Generational Family TraumaJoin me & my special guest Tracey Yokas the author of Bloodlines & childhood trauma survivor in a conversation about strength, hope, resilience & the healing recovery process.In this episode, Tracey speaks candidly about being raised by emotionally unavailable, neglectful & immature parents and how she was able to overcome years of chaos, confusion & dysfunction and not only accept what happened but hold empathy & compassion for her parents.She reminds us through her art, journalling & creativity that early childhood trauma can be healed & addressed non-verbally since most childhood trauma takes place before the age of 3.Since the legacy of family trauma gets past down to us generationally, she had the courage and tenacity to heal her own daughter despite never having a strong & reliable role model growing up.To pre-order your copy of Bloodlines, visit:  https://traceyyokascreates.com/bloodlines-a-memoir/To read Discretionary Love because Love is what makes us, visit:https://www.discretionarylove.com/words-too-small-tracey-yokas/And to contact Tracey with any questions, visit her website at:https://traceyyokascreates.com/Thank for watching my Youtube Channel, If you like to support the adult child in recovery podcast, please like & subscribe to my channel & contact me on my website to learn more & schedule an inner child reparenting session & receive a free spirit guided healing journey at: https://vandanalightheaiing.comYou're not alone!
MDMA Therapy For PTSD
02-02-2024
MDMA Therapy For PTSD
I truly enjoyed learning about how to heal childhood trauma with MDMA Therapy and how to demystify what it really is and how it may help you recover from years of abuse or neglect in our most important & precious developmental years and even while we're in utero in our birth Mothers womb.Jill Sitnick is the founder of The Journey Sage, an educational platform that demystifies MDMA Therapy for PTSD to help dispel the stigma of psychedelics for mental health. After a lifetime of unprocessed childhood trauma, Jill found healing through psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, which is expected to be FDA approved in 2024. She is an author, educator, and enthusiastic YouTube advocate for MDMA therapy for PTSD treatment.Her Website to learn more is www.thejourneysage.com and you can find her @thejourneysage on YouTube.She's written a memoir called Rescuing Jill: How MDMA with a Dash of Mushrooms Healed My Childhood Trauma-Induced PTSD & is the author of Rescuing Jill Companion Workbook: Intention Setting for Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy.I hope you enjoyed this latest podcast and found it helpful, informative & relevant. If so, please like & subscribe to my Adult Child In Recovery Podcast.If you'd like to be a guest or have me on your podcast as a guest, feel free to check out my website of healing services to heal childhood trauma at https://vandanalighthealing.comI appreciate your patronage and look forward to having you tune in to my upcoming episodes!Blessings to you & your inner child!Vandana Atara Aura
Heal stress eating and stop stuffing your feelings
28-01-2024
Heal stress eating and stop stuffing your feelings
Dear Adult Child Listeners.I recently sat down with Dr Joy Bracey & had a heart opening & mind blowing conversation about adult childrens trauma response to eating our feelings which soothed our developing nervous system, helped us feel safe & calmed us down when no adult caregiver was available or able to and how we can love ourselves free of the past with self-care tools to stay present with mindfulness. awareness & self-acceptance.Dr. Joy Bracey, a licensed therapist, self-love & mindfulness teacher, public speaker, single mom of four, and successful non-profit CEO, has lived with the disease of obesity her entire adult life. After many cycles of weight loss and weight gain and struggles with diet culture, she embraced her curves, claimed body positivity, and let go of her fantasies of fitting back into her college jeans. Then, at age 47, she began a self-love journey that put her on track to get honest with herself about the costs of living in a body that was 337 pounds and climbing. Realizing that the life of freedom she wanted for herself was not possible at her size, she started considering medical solutions and documented her journey of self-discovery in a podcast called, "The Easy Weigh Out". In the 6-episode docuseries, she talks to friends and family, a therapist, and an obesity medicine specialist. They get very personal about the emotional reasons for gaining and maintaining drastic amounts of weight, food addiction, "fat-vantanges", what it's like to live in a 300+ pound body, the impact of fat-shaming and fatphobia on women and girls, why it's not about "eat less and move more" or willpower, and the medical and genetic causes and consequences of obesity. She and her adult children discuss what it was like for them growing up in a "fat" family with a mom who was always trying to lose weight, how they wish she'd have handled their "chubbiness", and their fear for her life. Dr. Joy goes to therapy with a fellow therapist who had weight loss surgery and gets deep with her lifelong best friend about the feeling of safety that comes with living in a bigger body, her fear of being thin, sex and dating while fat, and so much more.Her podcast is not just any conventional weight loss podcast, but a radical, touching, and honest look into the underlying emotions that go along with any unhealthy coping mechanisms- from the perspective of a mental health professional who is willing to be vulnerable in sharing her story while exploring the complex societal relationship between the perks of fatness, cultural obsession with thinness, faulty coping mechanisms, and mental, emotional & physical health. She crosses the line between body positivity and health consciousness in way that few people can, but is relatable to everyone. Visit her website to learn more at https://drjoybracey.com Learn more & visit my inner child library at https://vandanalighthealing.com
Miraculous Intervention For Adult Children
20-12-2023
Miraculous Intervention For Adult Children
This episode features Kimberly Braun, A Minister, M.A., Reiki Master, Author,Speaker, Retreat Leader & Meditation Coach & TEDx Speaker, Former Meditation Faculty At The Omega Institute & Inspirational Podcast PresenterKimberly was impelled from earliest childhood experiences & has spent over a decade as a monastic nun exploring the path of Presence. With a master's in theology, she lives to inspire others to connect to, and live from Divine Love and serves others to embody greater freedom and joy. She has served tens of thousands through her writing, speaking, retreats, online courses and community and has two new books in 2023.We spoke about her new book Miracles In The Naked Light & how she learned that the greatest gift she could ever offer is to hold others in the arms of compassion in sacred presence. She also blessed us by reading one of her heart opening poems from Beloved Found-Poems From The Source. It almost reminded me of the poetry of Rumi so I'm so thankful for this offering!To join her upcoming retreat, tune into her Discovering Self Summit or indulge in one of her spiritually uplifting books, you can connect with her at Kimberlybraun.com or visit her YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/@kimberlybraunmediaTo check out how I hold a safe space for clairsentient empaths to own their intuitive gifs & not take on other peoples energies, visit https://Vandanalightheailing.com & schedule a discovery session to get clear & learn how to identify as a safe, confident & sovereign empath!Please like & subscribe to my Adult Child Podcast & share my video interview to empower others!Happy Holiday!Vandana Atara Aura
The Adult Child Laundry List: What It Is and How to Heal - with Lou Bardach
30-08-2023
The Adult Child Laundry List: What It Is and How to Heal - with Lou Bardach
Greetings Beloved Adult Child Family,Thank you for tuning in & watching the latest episode of my Adult Child In Recovery from Insanity To Serenity Podcast!On this show, Lou & I discussed the definition of an adult child, the 14 commonly known laundry list of adult child traits & how the adult-child 12 step program & internal family systems therapy seem to work really well together for individuals who experienced repeated & unprocessed childhood trauma.As an ACAer & IFS lover, there is deep value in each especially when we can get to know, love & honor all our parts including our inner critic who is always trying their best to protect us.To learn more about ACA meetings & view the list of adult child traits, click here to learnhttps://adultchildren.org/literature/laundry-list/ more:To contact me, visit my website: http://vandanalighthealing.comAbout Lou Bardach:Lou Bardach is a Life & Wellness Coach and Registered Clinical Social Work Intern (RCSWI) focused on healing the effects of childhood trauma and other adverse childhood experiences. Lou is an Internal Family Systems (IFS)-informed practitioner and commonly uses a “parts” modality with clients. He has a 12 Step program history and draws upon the Reparenting (inner child) modality from Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families (ACA/ACoA) in his practice. Lou has studied Tibetan-style meditation/mindfulness and brings a grounded, person-focused approach to supporting others. He believes each person is an expert on their own life and partners with his clients to create a safe environment for self-exploration, healing, growth, and transformation. He believes that health and well-being are cultivated through self-care -- by learning to become one’s own compassionate caregiver.Coaching Website: https://www.livetruebewell.com/Psychotherapy Website: https://www.cypresswellnesscenter.com/loubardachhttps://www.facebook.com/louis.bardachhttps://www.youtube.com/@loubardach
Hope & Healing For The Adult Child In Recovery
04-08-2023
Hope & Healing For The Adult Child In Recovery
Greetings Beloved Empath,I'm so honored to welcome you to my new Adult Child In Recovery Podcast where I’ll be introducing you to healing experts in the field of energy healing, neuroscience, metaphysics & mind/body modalities to empower you to unburden your inner child’s first 18 years, 72 seasons & 6,570 days of childhood pain & shame as a result of being raised in dysfunctional homes where you often had to walk on eggshells.I’m a Reiki Master, Divine Channel, Ascension Teacher & Mentor for Empaths so although I’ve been on this healing path for what feels like forever, this is my first Podcast & I was thrilled to invite my good friend & host of the Sovereign Empath show Zachary Michael to sit with me in conversation about how to empower sensitive empaths to t only own their intuitive gifts but how to stop leaking our life force energy away to unconscious & narcissistic energy drainers in co-dependent relationships.Each Show will include special tips on how to practice safe & healthy boundary setting to heal our significant relationships with our kids, parents, partners or co-workers which is often challenging for highly sensitive intuitive empaths like us.On our first show, my guest spoke about his personal struggles and difficult childhood upbringing and how he was able to overcome an often traumatic past & make peace with the harsh voices of his inner critic trusting that what happened was never his fault.Enjoy a grounded meditation, body scan & aura cleanse I offered to help you when faced with challenging situations or conversations to clear the toxic imprints energy drainers often leave with you.My greatest wish is to spread the message that you have the right to feel safe, seen, held &supported & take your life back no matter what happened and that it’s never too late to reparent your inner child, teenager & protectors living inside of you.This podcast is dedicated to the Energy Of Raw Honesty, Fierce Tenacity, Tender Vulnerability & Radical Compassion & if you like it please subscribe to my You Tube Channel & Share it out  To Empower & Other Empaths On The Road To Recovery Just Like You Too!To learn more about Zachary Michael, you can visit his website at https://www.zacharymichaelz.com/ & get his Ebook for Empaths at https://mailchi.mp/83bfb2bf4d79/empathy-the-key-to-your-personal-stargateTo Visit My Website to fill the whole in your soul, receive a free gift & visit my Divine Light Library at http://Vandanalighthealing.comThank you & Bless You & Your Inner Child!Vandana Atara Aura