48: What is Trauma? You May Have More Than You Realize
What does it mean to truly find and return back to yourself? Today on the Hot Happy Mess podcast, Zuri and her guest Andrea are navigating a difficult but important conversation about trauma and how it might present in our lives.
Andrea Gutierrez-Glik is a somatic trauma therapist, supervisor, and writer. She specializes in treating trauma nervous system, dysregulation, and PTSD all while prioritizing women survivors and queer and trans folks. Zuri and Andrea discuss the ways in which we can understand trauma and the many unnoticed ways in which it can manifest itself. They discuss the lasting effects of the pandemic and how we can understand our experience.
Andrea shares the ways in which we can spot the emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms of trauma, how we can identify and address trauma bonding in our relationships, and what the first steps are when we consider healing our trauma. From navigating difficult conversations to taking the steps we need to heal, this episode is an eye-opening opportunity to better understand the ways in which trauma manifests itself in our lives.
A Deeper Look at The Episode:
[1:26] Why Andrea focuses her practice specifically on trauma
[3:00] What it means to come home to yourself
[6:48] Understanding trauma and how it manifests itself
[9:52] The effects that the pandemic will create in the future
[12:10] Spotting the emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms of trauma
[14:12] What is trauma bonding and what kinds of impact does it have?
[16:40] Identifying the subtle and subliminal manifestations of trauma bonding
[19:36] Approaching the subject of trauma bonding with your partner
[21:11] Neuroscience and how trauma can leave a chemical mark on your genes
[23:58] The first steps to take to heal your trauma
[25:48] What is a trauma response?
[28:33] Bridging the gap between generations and opening the conversation about trauma
[30:52] Navigating conversations about trauma with children
[32:43] Andrea’s top 3 resources for addressing trauma
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