YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA Best of, Part 2
By Michele Rosenthal
Whoo-hoo! Last night YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA wrapped a fantastic run on Seaview Radio — now we’ll be on hiatus until September 11 as our new sponsor moves us to a new station. In the meantime, the show is going to be revamped so that we come back even better than ever!
For our final show we had an all-star lineup: trauma guru Babette Rothschild, EMDR founder Francine Shapiro, and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek all weighing in on topics from how trauma affects the mind to hope for recovery, plus how to know know you’re on the right track.
I loved these three interviews because they were full of real, daily life tips and details. Forget theory — these women rocked the ‘how to’ and ‘why you’ aspects of trauma recovery!
Babette Rothschild, author of 8 KEYS TO SAFE TRAUMA RECOVERY, chatted with me about:
- why she knows there’s hope for recovery
- how you know you’re on the right track
- what’s wrong with the clinical focus
- why people fail in recovery
- the individual nature of recovery
After those insights, Dr. Francine Shapiro, author of GETTING PAST YOUR PAST, added her ideas about:
- the fact that your past does not define you
- how and what negative memories do when you are triggered
- the information processing center of your brain, plus what happens when it’s overwhelmed
- how childhood fears interrupt the information processing center of your brain
- what makes nightmares and why
- eight phases of EMDR
We ended the show with trauma recovery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek, author of INVISIBLE HEROES, sharing about:
- the calming technique, guided imagery
- what happens when you put yourself in an altered state
- what happens when you run a healing story through your body mind
- scientific evidence that guided imagery works
- real life healing story
- the answer to audience questions about healing
Can you go back to who you were before your trauma? No, we all agree. But can you move forward into being even more than who you were? Naparstek says, Yes, and I agree!