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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Apr 7, 2022

Dennis is joined over Zoom from Merida, Mexico by author Brian D. Mahan to discuss his new book "I Cried All The Way To Happy Hour: What To Do When Self-Help Or Talk Therapy Haven't Really Helped."  Brian talks about the work he does with clients around shame and trauma, what inspired him to write the book, how a near-death experience led him to this work, giving up his acting career to become a Somatic Experiencing Practioner. He talks about his mission of helping 1 million people heal from trauma, the difference between toxic shame and healthy shame, the influence of Brene Brown and what he learned from reading 12 years of his own journals. Other topics include: leaving L.A. and the U.S. to move to Mexico, appearing on Guiding Light and As The World Turns, skinny-dipping at boarding school and passing out multiple times while getting tattooed and the horror movie his parents took him to when he was 8 years old that scarred him for life.