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Author Interview with Santa Molina-Marshall, licsw - sep

Episode Summary

Today our Host Courtney will be diving into conversation with Santa Molina-Marshall as we dive into your book “Running From Darkness A Memoir of a Spiritual Warrior”. Learn how she overcame her traumas, advice she has for aspiring authors & readers, and how she maintains focus when writing.

Episode Notes

Santa Molina-Marshall, is a Clinical Licensed Holistic Psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, who has been in the field of trauma and sexual violence since 1990. In April 2014, she was awarded the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2014 Visionary Voice Award, for her outstanding work in the field of anti-sexual violence within her community. For eight years she held the position of Director of Counseling, followed by a year as interim Executive Director at the DC Rape Crisis Center. Prior to her employment with the Center Ms. Molina-Marshall; served as “Lifeline for Kids” Project Coordinator for the Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc.; worked as an Adoptions/Subsidy Social Worker for Child and Family Services Agency, in DC; and served as Clinical Director at Sanctuary for Families, Inc., a domestic violence organization in NYC. Presently she manages her Private Practice in Washington, DC and is a national and international speaker on Women, Trauma, Mindfulness, Grief and Loss, Compassion Fatigue, Neurobiology of Trauma, and other topics. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Ms. Molina-Marshall obtained licensing/certification as a Massage Therapist, Integral Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master and was ordained as an Interfaith Minister at the New Seminary in New York City, in 2004. She has been providing services to the community for the last 26 years. She has developed a holistic approach to addressing the needs of survivors of trauma that encompass addressing the body, mind and spirit. Ms. Molina-Marshall is a compassionate and dedicated clinician.



0:22 Introduction

0:47 About the Book

2:12 What Inspired you to write your book?

5:13 When writing who did you want the book to be for?

5:52 How long have you been writing? 

8:17 What is your schedule like when writing?

9:56 When writing was there anything you needed to maintain focus?

11:50 What type of books do you enjoy reading?

13:18 Favorite books growing up reading?

13:56 As an adult do you have any favorite books or authors?

15:04 What would you tell someone just starting to read again?

16:12 Advice for someone just starting to write?

20:28 Connections

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