Why Did She Jump? with Joan E Childs

Does having a mental illness preclude you from profoundly helping others? Hear Joan’s deeply personal and beautiful perspective on this timely topic in this week’s Truly Me podcast.

We delve into the complex and heart-breaking reality of mental illness and particularly, bipolar disorder. There is one day in Joan Child's life that she wishes she could do over: the day her daughter Pam, a brilliant psychotherapist, plunged from a fifteen-story building to her death. Joan E. Childs, LCSW, (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) my special guest, has maintained a private clinical practice specializing in individual, couple, family and group therapy since 1978.

She was the first affiliate of the John Bradshaw Center in the U.S. trained in the use of The Transformation Model for Original Pain Work and Inner Child Work.  In addition, she is a certified hypnotherapist, master level Neuro-linguistic practitioner, Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-Processing practitioner, PAIRS (Practical Applications for Intimate Relationship Skills) Leader, Certified Grief Counselor and presently working with couples specializing in Encounter Centered Couples Therapy.

Joan has appeared before live audiences and on many national television shows, including Oprah. She presents workshops, seminars and lectures for both corporations and the public. You can reach her on her website: www.joanechilds.com

This podcast covers the following topics:

  • How to recover from the death of a child (loved one) by suicide
  • How to morph your pain into purpose and passion
  • What you can do if a loved one suffers from bipolar disorder

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