Calming the Chaos
Calming the Chaos
Tracy Kenela
Calming the Chaos is a podcast by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Tracy Kenela, who uses profound and often humorous stories from her own life to illustrate how chaos can show up, and how she's managed them....effectively, and ineffectively. Tracy teaches you about emotions like anxiety, depression, fear, anger, worry, guilt and shame, and how they can cause overwhelm, which can appear to be chaotic and really mess with your life! She then presents a variety of simple resources, tools and techniques that can help you manage emotions, and provide you with hope and encouragement that will help you move toward a more peaceful and enjoyable life.
Learning Through Chaos
Tracy interviews Lisa Mustard, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. They talk about how Lisa developed Podcourses, which provide Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) to Licensed Counselors. Podcourses are convenient, enjoyable and fun! Lisa also talks about how she calmed her chaos as a wife, mother of two, and a successful podcaster while developing and implementing her Podcourses. If you are interested in developing podcourses, this podcast is for you!
Dec 18, 2020
36 min
Holiday Food Chaos
In this episode, Tracy interviews Stacy Schilter-Pisano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist / Supervisor, and Site Manager at The Emily Program in Lacey, WA. Stacy and Tracy help listeners understand why some people struggle with food, eating and body image, especially during the Holidays.
Nov 28, 2020
47 min
Chaotic Suggestions
In this episode, Tracy interviews Dr. Liz Slonena PsyD of “Dr. Liz Listens” YouTube channel. Dr. Liz describes the work she does helping people calm mental and emotional chaos through hypnotherapy, and how she helps people attain success in their lives using the power of positive suggestion.
Nov 28, 2020
39 min
Chaotic Choices
Learn how to filter out the chaos so that you can make wise decisions and choices for your life!
Nov 14, 2020
20 min
Double Chaos - Double Calm
In this episode, Tracy interviews Dr. Colleen Mullen, PsyD, LMFT of “Coaching Through Chaos” (Podcast and Counseling Practice). Colleen describes the work she does and the different projects she is involved in. Tracy reviews some of the chaos that has happened thus far in 2020. Together, Tracy and Colleen brainstorm some ways that people can calm their minds, cope with their emotions, and behave in ways that help improve their mental health. Lots of ideas here, so this is a longer podcast than usual!
Oct 5, 2020
56 min
Calming the Cat Chaos
In this episode, Tracy describes how to calm the chaos with our pets, with the focus being on cats. We will then meet each of Tracy’s three cats, and learn about how she cares and plays with her cats in fun and healthy ways to calm their chaos. She will also present a skill for pet owners to use, with an example about how she calmed her own chaos when her senior cat was recently hospitalized.
Sep 20, 2020
28 min
Chaotic Eating
This episode describes how some people use food or eating to cope with mental / emotional chaos. We explore the types of mental / motional chaos that can cause people to use food to cope with painful emotions. We then go to Tracy's kitchen and examine some food-related triggers that can cause mental and / or emotional chaos. Finally, Tracy presents a her "RADICAL" solution to managing your "Love-Hate" relationship with food.
Aug 30, 2020
25 min
Causing the Chaos
In this episode, Tracy explores how people can cause chaos with their actions and their words. Tracy reviews the definition of chaos and looks at three types of situations where the words and deeds people can cause chaos within the minds of people. Tracy gives examples to illustrate these three types of situations, and gives some tips about how to recognize and cope when the words and deeds of people cause mental and emotional chaos.
Aug 9, 2020
20 min
Positivity Over Chaos
In this episode, Tracy interviews Lisa Mustard, who is a Therapist in South Carolina, is also a Podcaster, Pod-Course Developer, Activewear Brand Representative, Wife and Mother. Lisa tells the audience about what she is doing in her life, how she prevents burnout with all she is doing, and how she keeps herself positive even though chaotic moments!
Jul 12, 2020
25 min
The Chaos of Hate
In my latest "Calming the Chaos" podcast, I talk about the chaos of hate. I discuss hate as a feeling, as a thought form and as a behavior / action. I give examples of hate by exploring the actions of online attacks or “Cyber-Bullying.” I also analyze some possible reasons for online attacks, how online attacks can cause chaos in the lives of people, and some ideas about what you could do if you are attacked online
Jun 28, 2020
28 min
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