Wait, you want me to face my pain!?! Woof!
In the latest AMPstigator episode FACE IT, host Lauren Lowrey teaches you that once you've experienced trauma, the pain doesn’t go away. It just blends with you over time. The difficulty in processing the trauma comes from your inability to move forward.
After we experience pain, we spend our lives trying to return to status quo. We try to get back to who we were before that pain. But we have to realize: We were literally changed by the pain and the person we were is gone.
In this episode, she shares 6 steps to FACE your pain and accept yourself for who you've become.
💥 This episode is for you if 💥
📺 What you'll hear in this episode📺
The episode begins with Lauren sharing a recent experience getting her annual blood work. Everything was perfect until the rubber tourniquet around her arm triggered a major MAMMA JAMMA trauma response. Whoa, Nelly! Didn't see that coming! She shows how tears indicate unhealed pain and why you need to FACE IT!
Plus, how you'll know when the healing is all done!
🔖 Chapters 🔖
0:27 - Lauren experiences her first MAMMA JAMMA trauma trigger
2:44 - Working to heal and facing your fear
3:13 - How pain becomes part of you
4:59 - Research around healing trauma, Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT)
6:52 - The root of the phrase "face it"
8:57 - How you can FACE IT in your own life
10:34 - Getting a re-do on a trauma trigger
🗈 Show Notes 🗈
Understanding PTSD, National Institutes of Health
✔️ Connect with Lauren Lowrey ✔️
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