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I’ve been there…

Trauma impacts all areas of life including how we see ourselves, others, and the world, how we relate, how we feel in our bodies, how we express emotions, how we think, and how we respond. It impacts our personal sense of safety in relationships and in the world. Trauma Responses can make you feel alone, out of control, and helpless.

What is Trauma?  Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is developed over long term trauma, such as chronic neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse and more. Trauma expert Gabor Mate, MD says “Trauma is not what happens to you. Trauma is what happens inside of you as a result of what happens to you.”

Childhood Trauma that keeps a child in active self-protection grows into an adult with an extremely sensitized nervous system that remains hypervigilant and on guard for any possible threats of danger.

It makes sense if you still feel afraid when you are now safe.

It makes sense if you struggle with shame and guilt.

It makes sense if you still feel at times like a child in an adult body.It makes sense if you feel deep sadness even though your brain tells you that you should be happy.

It makes sense if you spend time in your head trying to figure things out so you could “feel” better.

It makes sense if you feel like something is wrong with you.

It makes sense if you find getting close to people challenging.

It makes sense if you struggle with triggers.

It makes sense if you feel overwhelmed by life.

It makes sense if you have difficult time relaxing or staying present.

Tried all the spiritual things, to believe and pray more and still feel alone and afraid.

Trauma impacts our bodies and our responses. The majority of which transpires not in our conscious rational thinking part of the brain, but below awareness in our autonomic nervous system. 


Monique Koven


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The Healing Trauma Podcast

As a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach and a survivor of developmental Trauma , I know the power of hope. This podcast seeks to provide the latest information on trauma it to inspire hope that healing is possible. I bring on experts in the field of trauma, trauma coaches and therapists.

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Podcast Highlights

Guests on The Healing Trauma Podcast

Deb Dana

Q&A WITH DEB DANA – Trauma Healing And The Polyvagal Theory

Dr. Pat Odgen

Why We Need The Body When Healing Trauma

Dr. Janina Fisher

The Living Legacy Of Trauma


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