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July 28, 2022

Healing Trauma (Part 7): Releasing Trauma and Changing Lifelong Patterns with Body-Mind-Relational Therapy (Pt 1)

Healing Trauma (Part 7): Releasing Trauma and Changing Lifelong Patterns with Body-Mind-Relational Therapy (Pt 1)

Janice shares what has been the most transformative approach for her in healing trauma and changing lifelong patterns. In Part 1 of this 2-part episode, she discusses: 

  • 5 core needs that, when not met, can result in developmental trauma (+ Janice's personal experiences with early trauma)
  • The distress cycle of trauma: top-down + bottom-up processes
  • How trauma impacts the mind and body
  • The big missing link in healing: integrating both the mind + body (+ relationship)
  • How our mind can help in healing trauma
  • Popular thought-based approaches in the wellness world that may not be helpful 
  • Seeing our trauma patterns as protective vs dysfunctional
  • Why focusing only on the mind may not be enough to heal

CW: Experiences and impacts of trauma (esp. developmental trauma). Please take care as you listen in.

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Also check out:

  • The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma (Laurence Heller & Brad J. Kammer)
  • The Power of Attachment (Diane Poole Heller)
  • "Ep. 164 Parentified Children And Why It's Hard To Get Support" (RECLAIM Podcast)
  • The Wild Edge of Sorrow (Francis Weller)
  • Belonging (Toko-pa Turner)
  • The Body Keeps the Score (Bessel van der Kolk)
  • Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy (Susan McConnell)
  • My Grandmother's Hands (Resmaa Menakem)
  • Inner Field Trip (Leesa Renee Hall)
  • Irene Lyon: https://irenelyon.com/