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Triggered: Can we play with that?

Nina L. Garcia

You know that moment when your emotions ramp up in an instant, leaving you feeling helpless, frozen, or out of control? In that moment, you've been emotionally hijacked - the very definition of "triggered". And I want to ask you: can we play with that? I'm Nina L. Garcia: Drama Therapist and Empowerment Coach of Houston Creative Arts Therapy. Join me as we discover ways to empower you - and the people who mean the most to you - to transform hard conversations into teachable moments. Triggered: Real playful, real respectful, real empowered. New episodes Fridays at 5 AM, ~15 minutes to match your next tea break OR ~30 minutes when we have a special guest, with a takeaway tool in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at

Recent Episodes

How to Play with Triggers: Practice ApproachingJuly 30, 2021 Episode artwork "When Brown = Dirty": Playing with Colorism & StereotypesJuly 23, 2021 Episode artwork Yes, You Are Diverse: Playing with IdentityJuly 16, 2021 Episode artwork Anti-Supremacy: What is it?July 09, 2021 Episode artwork Trace Pool Plays with Coming Out in "Aliens are real? Ok: so is your son." - Pride Week 4June 25, 2021 Episode artwork Zach Budd Plays with Empathy & Rage in "Unnecessarily Cruel": Pride Week 3June 18, 2021 Episode artwork Leaning In with Intention: Playing with LGBTQI+ Pride Week 2June 11, 2021 Episode artwork "They Just Love Each Other": Playing with LGBTQI+ Pride Week 1June 04, 2021 Episode artwork Relational Trauma: Mental Health Awareness Week 4May 28, 2021 Episode artwork Recognize Your Trauma: Mental Health Awareness Week 3May 21, 2021 Episode artwork Channel Your Emotions: Mental Health Awareness Week 2May 14, 2021 Episode artwork Emotional Jedi: Mental Health Awareness Week 1May 07, 2021 Episode artwork Racism as a Disorder: Playing with Racialization April 30, 2021 Episode artwork Amy Lin Plays with Cancer in "Teamwork Matters"April 16, 2021 Episode artwork Actively Saying No, Part 2: Playing with RapeMarch 07, 2021 Episode artwork Building a Practice of Saying No, Part 1February 28, 2021 Episode artwork "The Elusive White N Word": Playing with OppressionFebruary 21, 2021 Episode artwork Peyton Welch Plays with Fear in "Quality of Life"February 14, 2021 Episode artwork Chris Garcia Plays with Setbacks in "When the Writing Comes Off the Wall"January 31, 2021 Episode artwork "I'm Not Your White Friend": Playing with RaceJanuary 24, 2021 Episode artwork Dear Listener: Share your story!January 17, 2021 Episode artwork The Self Actualization PyramidJanuary 10, 2021 Episode artwork Restorying in the New YearJanuary 03, 2021 Episode artwork Polarized Thinking: An All or Nothing TrapDecember 27, 2020 Episode artwork Conscious Leadership: A Race & Culture VignetteDecember 20, 2020 Episode artwork