I experienced firsthand the identity confusion that goes along with no longer knowing who you are because the family story you grew up with is no longer yours. It rocked my sense of family, identity and belonging. I didn’t know, that I didn’t know who I was. It was like throwing up a deck of cards into the air and trying to make sense of what came back down.
— Jodi Klugman-Rabb
In this podversation:
We’re talking about surprise DNA results in this week’s episode of Sacred Psychology! Meet Jody, a therapist leading the in finding healing for individuals who come face to face with complicated origin stories if you will. Hear her personal journey through her own lineage lies and how she was able to make lemonade out of some sour fruit.
- 2:35 – Getting to know Jody
- 3:57 – EMDR – what the heck is it?!
- 6:17 – 23andme rocked her world… and not in the way she expected.
- 13:09 – He lives 40 minutes away?!
- 15:33 – Meeting her dad
- 17:20 – So, fill me in Dad. How could this happen
- 19:55 – Saying goodbye, saying hello.
- 22:20 – Grief, EMDR, and getting to know The New ‘Me’.
- 24:25 – Making lemonade
- 28:40 – The spectrum of NPEs
- 30:06 – The podcast: Sex, Lies and The Truth
- 34:20 – Don’t whole-d back.
- 39:25 – Your mess becomes your message
- 41:41 – Family matters…
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Meet Jodi Klugman-Rabb
Jodi is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who discovered she was an NPE after taking a Commerical dna test. Discovering her father was not her biological father rocked her sense of identity and inspired her to use the experience to help others navigate the grief and family dynamics.
She hosts her own podcast on the subject (Sex, Lies & The Truth) and writes a blog on Psychology Today to help others find their voice in the NPE topic (Finding Family: A Modern Guide to Family with Parental Identity Discovery and Non-Paternal Events)
Meet Tamara Powell
Tamara Powell, LMHC is a licensed therapist, university psychology instructor, and soul mentor for non-conformists. She is also a reiki master teacher known for integrating science and mysticism.
With specializations designed to quell existential angst and provoke the highest potential in each individual to achieve their true soul purpose, Tamara is passionate about holding sacred space for misfits and mystics.
If you’re interested in working with her, you can learn more about her services here.
Sound Editing provided by Pete Bailey: http://petebailey.net/audio/