Jun 27, 2022
This week on the Marina Perry Podcast, Marina is joined by Brianna Bowley, a trauma coach who focuses on rewriting trauma response and teaching what we need to learn. People think trauma is abuse, witnessing something violent, or an accident. For Brianna, my definition of trauma is anything that disconnects us from ourselves. When we have these traumatic experiences, whether traditional trauma or minor experiences, one of three things happens: fight, flight, or freeze.
Understanding our go-to response and why we do what we do is incredibly important to achieving new growth because then we can start to shift those patterns. Brianna encourages her clients to track their reactions, what triggered it, the responses in their bodies, and what they felt driven to do afterward to deal with it. That adds an extra depth of awareness, and we start to see how it impacts our lives.
For people in a constant state of fight-or-flight for survival, teaching them to be in their stillness allows them to take themselves out of that space. You don't feel it when you're in a fight or flight state. It feels normal to you, and it's often a real struggle when you try to slow down. So take it in small steps and know that the things we feel we're missing pave the way for values. Our pain points pave the way for our power.
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