Tara Mastracchio: Bringing Exhale to Those Holding Their Breath
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Tara Mastracchio: Bringing Exhale to Those Holding Their Breath
Apr 02, 2024 Season 1 Episode 105
The Phoenix Sober Active Community

#105: Tara Mastracchio (she/her) is the CEO and Founder of Samay Trauma Recovery and Resiliency.  With a lifetime of learning to confront and overcome trauma, Tara walks with others to help them recognize and overcome their own trauma. Tune into the episode to hear the conversation as we discuss Samay International and more:

  • How a plan to move to Central America for 2 months turned into 8 years of travel to 25 countries over 5 continents with 9 different languages.
  • Learning to trust your intuition again, and the idea that "if that door opens, I will walk through it; and if it doesn't, I'm supposed to go somewhere else."
  • Cleaning out the closet underneath the steps: looking back to see what made us turn to substances for a solution in the first place.
  • We didn't create trauma by ourselves, so we don't have to solve it alone. Connection heals!

To learn more about Tara and Samay International check out samayinternational.com/

Check out Tara's Instagram @tara_samayinternational and her Facebook at Tara Mastracchio


If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*

If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.

  • Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7
  • Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7
  • Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7
  • Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST

*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.


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