Babette Rothschild Talks Hope, Trauma & Recovery
By Michele Rosenthal
I’ve been waiting a long time to have a chat with Babette Rothschild! Her books are full of calm wisdom, practical ideas and accessible theory that demystify trauma recovery and bring it down to personal, achievable steps. It was really a pleasure to spend an hour with her last night talking about a slew of critical trauma topics.
Some of the topics we covered on the show include:
- Hope for trauma recovery: how Babette defines recovery and what she believes is possible
- How you can find the right tools to move you forward
- How to know if you are, in fact, using the right tools and modalities
- The most important things to focus on during trauma recovery
- How we can improve the trauma recovery community
- Babette answered listeners’ questions
Babette also shared her view of a problem in the trauma recovery field, plus her disagreement with a major norm. I so much appreciated her candidness about these topics. Not only do I agree with her but I don’t think we talk about them enough!
Meet My Guest:
Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW, has been a practitioner since 1976 and a teacher and trainer since 1992. She is the author of five books, all published by WW Norton: The Body Remembers–The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment (a bestseller);The Body Remembers CASEBOOK–Unifying Methods and Models in the Treatment of Trauma and PTSD; Help for the Helper–The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma, 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery, and Trauma Essentials: The Go-To Guide. After living and working for 9 years in Copenhagen, Denmark she returned to her native Los Angeles. There she is writing her next books while she continues to lecture, train, and supervise professional psychotherapists worldwide.