Episode 20

When the Rain Stops w/ John Callas

Published on: 30th December, 2021

"In the movie, A Few Good Men, there’s that famous one-liner from Jack Nicholson when he says, ‘You can’t handle the truth!’ It’s true, most people can’t handle the truth that they were handed a difficult path in life. But it’s important to find ways to push through, and find the help needed to cope."

John Callas knows what it is like to go through depression, trauma, and an attempted suicide. In this episode, he discusses how to change your point of reference by getting out of your depression comfort zone while understanding how getting past anger can help you open up to those who are truly looking out for your best interests. He advocates belief in yourself and healing self-inflicted issues that hold you back. Confidence led him to success and freedom...a life he thought only existed in movies.

A veteran writer, director, and producer in the entertainment industry, John Callas has worked on dozens of motion picture trailers, international commercials, live action titles, and laser disc projects, a documentary shot on location in Russia, as well as having been the Worldwide VP for The Walt Disney Company while working at a large post-production facility.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnpcallas

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Find John's book, When the Rain Stops, here: 




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Trauma sucks. This podcast will identify types of trauma and give tips to help navigate through it all from a trauma therapist. I'm on a mission to help one million people start healing past wounds!

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Hayley Adams

My name is Hayley Adams, CMHC, LPC, CCTP. I am a retired Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veteran and licensed therapist. I graduated in 2017 from Thomas University with a Masters in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Addictions. I also have credentials in trauma treatment. I understand trauma from both personal and professional lenses. My behavioral health background began 15 years ago on a volunteer basis where I worked with Native American tribes to provide mental health support to teen mothers. From there, my passion for people began to grow full force. I got my start as a therapist working in a Therapeutic Community (TC) in a prison providing rehabilitation services. I went on to work for a few dual diagnosis centers working in addictions after that. I then branched out and began curriculum development writing therapeutic content for three distinguished dual diagnosis centers. Wanting to broaden my horizons, I worked for an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). There, I specialized in working with first responders, trauma cases, crisis care, and family issues. My love for people didn’t stop growing there. I wanted to help more individuals on a wider scale. As a result I started the Traumagility podcast and coaching academy. I’m on a mission to help at least ONE MILLION individuals find healing in their lives.