THE STORY IS FICTION

the healing is real

Empowering Tools

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THE RECLAIMERS PODCAST IS A STORY PODCAST DESIGNED TO HELP YOU HEAL

This revolutionary new fiction podcast demonstrates real-life tools & methods for healing from abusive relationships.  In an idealized future, empathy is a super power and emotional abuse has been appropriately deemed a crime. Support is given to survivors of such crimes at The Haven, a beautiful retreat for survivors to learn and practice the tools they need to overcome the pain and trauma of such abuse. 


WHAT'S THE PODCAST ABOUT? WHAT'S THE STORYLINE?

GET THE TOOLS TO HEAL

SHOULD I STILL LISTEN IF I HAVEN'T BEEN THROUGH ABUSE?

Yes. There is a lot of validation in hearing supportive mental health professionals demonstrate empathy. Because this abuse is insidiously deceptive, you'll learn about red flags to avoid so you won't get trapped in a toxic relationship. And you never know when someone you love or work with may need your support in overcoming this type of 'hidden' abuse. 

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Survivors of gaslighting often feel isolated or don't know that what they've been through was actually deeply abusive. This comforting, validating story was created to offer present-day methods for healing and breaking free. As characters learn about what they went through, listeners can easily follow along and get ideas for how to implement the methods themselves.  

WHY FICTIONALIZE SOMETHING THAT MAY TRIGGER SURVIVORS?

VALIDATION, COMFORT, HOPE

why use sci-fi to talk about abuse?

The sci-fi part of the story helps listeners imagine a future where healing is possible. This is a way to help survivors begin to open possibilities for a future that brings them validation, comfort, and hope.

You deserve support

WHO'S IT FOR?

Anyone who loves the combination of a little sci-fi, a little psychology, a foundation of hope, and a whole lot of validation. Empaths especially will find a tribe of warm, empathetic characters who truly want to make the world a better place.

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THE CREATORS

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a note from the producer

Every creator on the podcast has generously made time in their schedule to share their talents. With an estimated 30 hours total per episode (including plot development, content verification, writing, reads, recording, world-scaping, editing, marketing, and releasing), this is truly a work of the heart.

As the Empowering Tools Coalition, we owe every single creator a debt of enormous gratitude. And we'd like our listeners to know just how remarkable they truly are.

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pheeny

persy

sonia

rosie

julia

truman

alcorn

ben

westlee

attie

ashley

meg

mycroft

topher

gold

franklin

jenna

kari

dana

trip

joan

helena

reid

jeanette

nena

warren

mama jayne

cora

max, sr

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ryan

courtney

david

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becki

stephen

emily

dianna

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PHEENY / SHELBY

CHARACTER: DR. PHOENIX SOLEIL

In this future world, Dr. Soleil is a Co-Director for the Federal Reclamation Center, an innovative arm of the Reformed Justice System. His background as a clinical psychologist prepped him for both his role as Co-Director and Advocate. Pheeny is part of the generation that knows a time before both the Great War and the Justice System Reformation. He's the originating architect of the Empowering Tools and a detected Empath. He's also part of the Justice Reformation Campaign Committee and has conducted hundreds of hours of lobbying to get the Coercive Control (Emotional Abuse) Statutes introduced and passed as law.

PLAYED BY: SHELBY FERRIN

Shelby’s preparation for this podcasting adventure includes two decades of theatre as an actor and director. He previously hosted a podcast of his own, You Could Do Better with Annie and Shelby and has appeared as a guest on several other podcasts. He earned Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, followed by 3 years of graduate clinical training before shifting into another line of work. For fun, Shelby enjoys digital painting, graphic design, cooking, and camping in his RV. He also loves spending time with his gorgeous wife and their three wonderful children.

Question:
What do you hope people will get from listening? 
Shelby's Answer:
More than anything, hope and the realization that they are not alone. Beyond that, I hope they take advantage of the tools available to begin healing and fostering healthy future relationships.  

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PERSY / KATE

CHARACTER: DR. PERSEPHONE KOLASI

In this future world, Dr. Kolasi is a Co-Director for the Federal Reclamation Center, an innovative arm of the Reformed Justice System. Persy spent the majority of her early career counseling combat veterans, empaths, and former members of the intelligence community. While on that career track, she noticed a hole in the justice system and designed a reformation that could be implemented with post-war national support for more compassionate interaction. As a survivor of coercive control herself, Persy organized and led the Justice Reformation Campaign Committee to ensure survivors could always receive support while healing.

PLAYED BY: kate rufener

Kate is passionate about four things: her Husband, her Son, Theatre, and spreading information that will empower victims and survivors. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Psychology while working as an Instructional Designer. Kate has spent close to three decades in semi-professional theatre, both as actor and director. Her unique collection of skills is most informed by her experience as a volunteer Victim Advocate. When not in a darkened theatre or playing with her son, Kate can be found on a warm, sunny beach or on Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyland.

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Website: Your Advo-Kate
Twitter: @katerufener
Instagram: @katerufener
Medium: @katerufener
Currently Directing: Into the Woods, Jr.
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SONIA / EMILY

CHARACTER: sonia jarrett

Lorem Ipsum. Well, I'll say this for him - he's sure of himself. We have a saboteur aboard. We know you're dealing in stolen ore. But I wanna talk about the assassination attempt on Lieutenant Worf. Your head is not an artifact! Earl Grey tea, watercress sandwiches... and Bularian canapés? Are you up for promotion? What? We're not at all alike! The Federation's gone; the Borg is everywhere! Mr. Worf, you sound like a man who's asking his friend if he can start dating his sister. Fate. It protects fools, little children, and ships named "Enterprise."

PLAYED BY: emily dickerson

Lorem Ipsum. Well, I'll say this for him - he's sure of himself. We have a saboteur aboard. We know you're dealing in stolen ore. But I wanna talk about the assassination attempt on Lieutenant Worf. Your head is not an artifact! Earl Grey tea, watercress sandwiches... and Bularian canapés? Are you up for promotion? What? We're not at all alike! Yes, absolutely, I do indeed concur, wholeheartedly! Now we know what they mean by 'advanced' tactical training.

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CHARACTER: first last

Lorem Ipsum. Well, I'll say this for him - he's sure of himself. We have a saboteur aboard. We know you're dealing in stolen ore. But I wanna talk about the assassination attempt on Lieutenant Worf. Your head is not an artifact! Earl Grey tea, watercress sandwiches... and Bularian canapés? Are you up for promotion? What? We're not at all alike! The Federation's gone; the Borg is everywhere! Mr. Worf, you sound like a man who's asking his friend if he can start dating his sister. Fate. It protects fools, little children, and ships named "Enterprise."

PLAYED BY: first last

Lorem Ipsum. Well, I'll say this for him - he's sure of himself. We have a saboteur aboard. We know you're dealing in stolen ore. But I wanna talk about the assassination attempt on Lieutenant Worf. Your head is not an artifact! Earl Grey tea, watercress sandwiches... and Bularian canapés? Are you up for promotion? What? We're not at all alike! Yes, absolutely, I do indeed concur, wholeheartedly! Now we know what they mean by 'advanced' tactical training.

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