License to Heal: Innovative Therapy Technique for Trauma Survivors

September 20, 2008
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

The first in a series of shows on non-traditional methods for healing from the debilitating consequences of crime, violence and physical or emotional abuse, today Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone speaks with Dr. William Zangwill, one of the foremost practitioners of an innovative form of therapy called “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing” or EMDR. Referred to as the most exciting psychotherapeutic development in the past twenty years for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, for those with whom EMDR is successful, it achieves its healing results much, much faster than traditional therapy modalities. If you’re a survivor of any kind of crime, violence or trauma; if you know or are living with someone who’s a survivor; or if you treat survivors in clinical practice, you’ll want to hear this important and encouraging show.

Crime Prevention 101

Crime Prevention 101

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Welcome to Crime Prevention 101, the Personal Safety radio show with an optimistic perspective on a sober subject. Get set for personal safety stories that demand to be heard whether heartbreaking, infuriating or just plain weird; learn about hot crime topics and people who are making the headlines; and find out about the trends and legal developments that are going to impact your life, either positively or negatively, in the future. Most importantly, be empowered and inspired by success stories about people who've fought off an attacker or deterred a crime. You’ll also get a chance to address your own personal safety concerns, either by phone or e-mail. So, tune in to “Crime Prevention 101.” It'd be a crime not to listen!

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Susan Bartelstone

Susan Bartelstone

Talking the talk because she's walked the walk! Years ago, Susan Bartelstone had a bad break-up with a guy, complete with physical and emotional bruises, and determined to learn how to protect herself. Today, she's a certified Crime Prevention Specialist and personal safety expert, with 17 years combined training in WWII Combatives, self defense and martial arts. Along the way, she deterred five extremely dangerous criminal encounters, fought her way out of a surprise attack and, for more than 18 years, from such organizations as American Express, the U.S. Post Office and the Livery Cab Owners Coalition of New York.. Author of Think Fast and Prevent a Violent Crime: How to Respond to Danger in 20 Seconds (or Less!), which is based on her own experiences, she’s been featured in a long and varied list of media, including the “Today Show,” “America’s Most Wanted” and Self Magazine.

Over the years, she’s helped thousands of people solve their personal safety dilemmas with her personal safety programs and her practical advice—which stresses the many opportunities you have to avoid or defuse a criminal encounter and how to use your brains instead of your muscles in a fight.

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