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EPISODE ONE: Triggering Trauma
- Physiological signs, like biomarkers and musculature, can confirm that there’s trauma lodged in the physical body. Find out how those changes can affect you over time
- All humans are said to have a certain number of possible strengths and when we’re overcoming trauma, we’ll need a few in particular. (It’ll be different for everyone.)
- Why trauma resulting from a betrayal can signal a totally different cascade of reactions than trauma from a physical accident
- What an FMRI can reveal about the brains of chronically stressed people vs. the brains of people with PTSD
- The inflammatory response that can occur in the brain from any trauma, and especially any physical trauma occurring below the neck
EPISODE TWO: Emotional Trauma Part One
- All mammals have a particular neural system in common and it can end up screwing with the way you remember your trauma, keeping you stuck in the eternal now
- Why speaking negatively about yourself doesn’t “keep you honest” it actually serves to reinforce a trauma response
- Certain kinds of traumas can cause “weight loss resistance” via chemical distress signals, but you would only know to check for it if someone told you. Our bodies and our minds are more connected than you think
- How the Earth’s seasons are a direct result of trauma to the Earth’s body and what that can teach us about the miracle of post-traumatic growth. Never heard of it? It’s a gift that only those with trauma in their lives can hope for
- Sometimes, survival can be a real killer. When your trauma-adaptive behaviours can become maladaptive, there are certain questions you should be asking yourself to do a fresh assessment of your survival circuitry
EPISODE THREE: Emotional Trauma Part Two
- The biggest difference between what “fight” and “flight” mean to a person who’s experienced trauma Hint: It’s not about what you do with your feet.
- Often, people with trauma find themselves trapped in loops of attracting people with repeating behaviours That’s not by accident it’s by design. Find out what that’s really telling you about yourself.
- How and why the logical left brain is trying to keep you safe from the hopeful vulnerability of the right brain
- Forgiveness is always tough, especially depending on the nature of the trespass. Sometimes, we have to move on without even getting an apology. But there’s a more powerful way to reframe and reclaim being a “victim.” It banks on your bravery
- What the four pillars of healing from any kind of trauma are
- Why neuroplasticity is on the frontlines of personalized trauma healing, bringing trauma from the psychiatric field exclusively into the medical field
EPISODE FOUR: Emotional Trauma Part Three
- Were you sick a lot as a kid, and given antibiotics? The gut microbiome can only take so many hits in early development and that can point to traumatic health disasters in the future from mental, to physical, to emotional.
- Why age three is considered a turning point in child psychology, and one of the riskiest ages to experience a trauma (If you consider yourself an empath, this might have been the age you developed that evolutionary survival mechanism.)
- What the pre-adolescent eye-roll actually means, and it’s not what you think
- Why animals don’t experience trauma the same way that we do, even though their nervous system generates a similar response
- No, that feeling that you get seeing, reading, or hearing bad news all the time is not overreacting… the nature of the collective trauma energy field is real (and it has a name)..
EPISODE FIVE: Physical Trauma
- Why the strength, flexibility, and resources of your nervous system are a greater indicator of traumatic impact than the event itself. It’s got a very specific name, too.
- The old adage is true, everything is created twice. What does that mean for your emotional or physical trauma responses?
- There’s a specific stem cell that’s responsible for your body’s healing after a physical trauma but an MRI won’t catch all the microscopic damage that’s being done. Here’s how to check instead
- Defeatist thinking actually informs your physical healing. Your thoughts matter more than you realize.
- The diet and lifestyle plan that works in harmony with your body to reverse the effects of multiple sclerosis
- You should never get too chummy with your therapist. If you think of them as a friend, it might be time to let them go, for the sake of your neural strength.
EPISODE SIX: Physical Trauma Part Two
- What a major medical care provider revealed in their landmark study of nearly 10,000 participants about childhood trauma markers that make heart disease, strokes, depression, smoking habits, and suicides more likely
- How trauma at birth can actually be encoded in the brain, and even shows up on a QEEG brain map
- Returning to homeostasis after a traumatic event is so vital. If you’re not able to do that, there are a whole host of things that can happen later as a direct and traceable result
- A person who has been abused continues the cycle right where an abuser left off. You need to know what that looks like, so you can catch yourself when you’re doing it and stop the cycle. You don’t need to pile more pain onto your plate.
- How compounding traumas with our increasingly prevalent modern cocktail of underlying issues has irrevocably broadened the spectrum of trauma responses
EPISODE SEVEN: Societal Trauma
- Societal trauma can be difficult to quantify, but not if you use these three major points
- Distance used to have a buffering effect between us and traumas far, far away. It matters that that’s no longer true
- Epigenetics has proven what persecuted peoples have long known to be true, trauma gets passed down in families. There are specific genes researchers have found consistently morphing in situations of multi-generational, major traumas (like genocides and slavery), and we need to understand how they work
- Why family and religious patterns of behaviour can be so dangerous to us when they end in trauma, and how to look for the signs
- What has to happen in order for transgenerational trauma to remain coded beyond four generations. Always trust in your own sense of well-being. If you don’t feel like you’re okay, you probably aren’t.
EPISODE EIGHT: Societal Trauma Part Two
- Why empathy and forgiveness are essential touchstones on the way to healing… and how to wield them wisely
- The social movements we recognize in today’s world are sweeping, spiritual shifts in collective consciousness, which is to say, they’re trauma responses
- Major cultural events can affect millions of brains in the same exact way… and that can make it harder to heal from them
- Why the brain wants a breakthrough in order to heal but what you should actually be giving it instead, if you really want a lasting legacy of healing
- Homeopathic healing traditions can help you center and locate trauma in your body after major ruptures. When we limit ourselves to talk therapy, we miss out on all kinds of pressure-tested methods for extracting our traumas.
EPISODE NINE: Identifying Your Trauma
- Trauma goes beyond mental, physical, emotional and spiritual, researchers have classified near infinite types of daggers that can cause those thousands of cuts
- Why losing your curiosity for the world around you can be a powerful signal that your brain is traumatized
- We up-regulate the autonomic functions of the brain during traumatic events in order to prepare us for danger and trouble, and to get us through moments of incredible pain. But that can lead to documented and measurable hyper-sensitivity and hyper-vigilance
- Survival circuitry formed as a defense against trauma can serve to block healing. You need to find out how to get around that mechanism
- Why betrayal can often be found at the beginning of the personal narratives of the world’s greatest givers But what you need are the five stages of betrayal healing that are found in the middle of those narratives.
- Our parents are the source of so many developmental traumas but not always on purpose. Sometimes, they’re doing the best they can with the tools they’ve got. You’ve still got to heal, though. There are certain traits we should try to recognize in our parents that help us solve the riddle of why we keep trying to learn to tolerate perpetrators
Emotional Trauma Can Be Medically Proven
If you’ve ever wondered why your own ancient history – you know, the kind you thought you’d gotten over, still bubbles up to the surface when you least expect it.
You might be surprised to find out that the answer isn’t emotional.
You see, it all has to do with the way we store our memories, our level of emotional maturity and resilience during formative moments and the way the front brain interacts with the back brain.
It sounds terribly complicated, but really, it’s just another example of the way our internal systems are all interconnected.
Researchers are now finding that the prefrontal cortex of the brain – the one that’s responsible for impulse control, interpreting our experiences and high-level human functioning actually, physically changes in response to traumatic experiences.
You read that right, the part of your brain that allows you to make elevated choices morphs in the face of trauma.
Beating yourself up for making “the wrong decision” won’t get you anywhere, especially if you’re coming from a place of unresolved hurt.
The thing is so many people think trauma doesn’t apply to their lives.
But two of the leading pioneers in the healing space, Dr. Pedram Shojai and Nick Polizzi, have set out to revolutionize our understanding of what constitutes as trauma and how it presents in our lives.
That’s the only way we’re ever going to get out from under it.
The two of them have swept the mental health, neurology, psychiatry, holistic wellness, Indigenous healing, PTSD specialist and cognitive therapy spaces and thrown everything they’ve learned about trauma into one nine-part totally free docu-series that details:
- What trauma is (and what it isn’t)..
- The difference between Big T and little t (yes, it matters)..
- The brain similarities between PTSD survivors and other forms of trauma victims
- The unconventional ways people have healed from seemingly unbearable losses and assaults
- How war veterans have experienced post-traumatic growth through personalized healing approaches
- The way neuroplasticity impacts your ability to integrate your trauma
- And so much more.
If you know there is something holding you back from being the you you know you can and should be but you’ve never figured out quite what it is, you have to watch this series.
Click Here to Register to watch the first episode when it comes out on February 11th.
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