Dr. Joan speaks with Leah M. Forney about Turning your pain into power, and overcoming the trauma that we endured

Turning your pain into power is about shifting your perspective and realizing that you are here for a purpose, you are purpose, and that you have something unique inside of you that you need to bring out. Sometimes, the trauma puts us in a place where we can’t move to a point of healing but God has granted us permission to be free and live a limitless life, and we have to decide to take our life back.

In this episode of Hey, I’m listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Leah M. Forney about Turning your pain into power, overcoming the trauma that we endured

Leah M. Forney is an 8x published author, transformative speaker, filmmaker, and visibility activator. She serves women who have the desire to increase their visibility while making the impact and profitability she desires through the power of storytelling. She has been featured in the media over 140 times in the last 5 years. She is the CEO of Purposely Faithfull Coaching & Consulting Firm.

Connect with Leah M. Forney | authorleahmforney@gmail.com

What you can expect from this episode

Part 1

00:07 Welcome & Introduction

00:38 How do you define power?

02:06 Coming out of the illusion

03:50 Leah talks to us about her life and what strengthened her various muscles

08:40 At what point did you decide to shift the story?

11:40 The subconscious, conscious and superconscious

13: 40 How do you use your life journey and life story to help women?

18:24 Leah speaks about her movie projects

Part 2

00:07 Why do our stories don’t get told?

02:40 Telling our stories as black people

03:25 Starting a conversation with the film | Being more vocal

04:45 What will help us do better with this generation?

06:05 A lack of motivation | The great resignation

07:16 How do we bring out the uniqueness inside of us without going into oblivion

09:08 Leah speaks about teaching people to create their podcast

09:50 Leah talks about the book she is most proud of and practical steps  in her healing journey

12:30 Moving from cognitive psychology to thought psychology

13:44 God has granted you the permission | Turn your pain into power

Part 3

00:07 Discovery of spirit and the awareness of who we are

00:50 Knowing when to ask for help | You can have the Cross and the couch

03:00 How did forgiveness factor into all that you did?

04:18 The Balancing | How have you been speaking to yourself?

08:30 Being present

09:41 What are you here to build?

11:30 Prayers for Leah

About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples, and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go, and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.

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