We Can Change How We Think About Our Trauma

I feel blessed to have been interviewed by Whitney Walker on The Women Waken Podcast. We discussed how important it is to change the meaning behind our story. We cannot change what happened to us but we can change how we think about what happened to us. We can move from a place of feeling stuck and weak when we think about our trauma to a place where we feel empowered and strong enough to move forward. Sometimes it requires just a shift in the language we use to describe our experiences. A major part of the work I do with my clients is to help them rewrite their story so that every time they think about their story they don't get filled with sadness and loss. So they can see that they not only survived, but they are now stronger than ever before.  

I had the opportunity to share that I'm no longer ashamed of all that I did to survive after my traumas. I can now look at the fact that I survived with pride. I am grateful that my harmful coping mechanisms kept me alive just a...

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Learn to Deal With Intrusive Thoughts

Uncategorized Jan 14, 2022

“Will I ever forget my trauma?” is a question I have been asked a lot lately. In this video, I discuss why our brain won’t ever let us forget our trauma and ways that I have handled painful memories when they resurface. Hopefully it will give you ideas on how to handle memories from your past when they intrude into your present life. 

Learn more about my healing journey and how I can help you on yours: serotinouslife.com/coaching-programs

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It Is Possible to Move From Victim to Victor!

The Victim 2 Victor podcast was such a good fit for me. The host, Anu Verma, and I discussed post-traumatic growth and not letting our perpetrators win after they tried so hard to keep us small. Anu is a beautiful, bright light. I felt so connected with Anu. Just like me, she loves to smile and laugh, and refuses to let her victimizers steal one more day of joy from her. Some people believe that it was just a fluke that I was able to thrive after my traumas. Anu is just one of the many examples of people like me that have truly embraced post traumatic growth. 

We also discussed the healing properties of nature. I was glad that we also had the opportunity to discuss why it may take years for us to even acknowledge our trauma and why the healing timeline looks different for everyone.

I think the episode came out great and you’ll find value in listening! 

You can also find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, and other major podcast platforms. The title of our...

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The Importance of Healing Your Inner Child

podcast Dec 24, 2021

I was so honored to be interviewed on the EQaboveIQ podcast by host, Trina Casey. This podcast focuses on parenting with emotional intelligence and healing your inner child. I feel connected with the mission of this podcast because my long trauma history began as a child. I am also a strong advocate of adults doing the hard work of healing their wounded inner child so they don’t perpetuate cycles of trauma that can spread from generation to generation and throughout communities. 

I loved that we talked about the importance of not shielding children from the terrible things that can happen in this world, like sexual violence. We need to give our children the space to talk about the pain in this world, so they don’t feel that they have to keep secrets if something bad happens to them. It also gives the child the opportunity to learn ways to cope with difficult life circumstances, like divorce and bullying, if we give them the opportunity to not only talk about their...

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Listen to a Review of My Book, Transformation After Trauma

podcast Dec 23, 2021

I was so touched by the kind words Ibrahim Sulieman, host of the Human Habits podcast, had to share about my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth!

It was so interesting for me to listen to a podcast episode about my book, without me being in it. It was sort of surreal.

Through his podcast, Ibrahim shares about the relationship between our habits and our ability to experience happiness, overall wellbeing, and personal transformation.

The second chapter of my book is dedicated to the habits we may acquire to cope after experiencing trauma. The remaining chapters focus on ideas for new habits you can use to replace the ones that no longer serve you.

You can also listen to this episode and other great episodes on Apple Podcasts, Audible, Google Podcasts, and other major podcast platforms. The title of the episode is, "E53-Book-Transformation After Trauma."

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How to Deal With the Pain on the Anniversary Date of a Traumatic Event

Uncategorized Nov 29, 2021

In this video, I discuss how I have handled anniversary dates of traumatic events so that I am not crushed each year when that anniversary date rolls around. I also discuss the importance of having tools in place to deal with overwhelm if you are triggered to remember painful memories on the anniversary date or at any point in time.

I cover the self-care tools that were most helpful to me in my healing journey in my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth. Sign up here to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book for free.

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How to Overcome Feelings of Being Dirty and Disgusting After Sexual Abuse

Uncategorized Nov 21, 2021

In this video, I share what I have done to work through my feelings of being dirty and disgusting after being sexually violated by 8 men between the ages of 9 and 19. I am hopeful that it will give you ideas on how to work through similar feelings.

I provide a lot more detail on the tools I used to move forward after my trauma in my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic GrowthSign up here to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book for free!

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The Most Important Person to Forgive After Trauma Is Yourself

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2021

I am often asked, "Do I need to forgive my perpetrator to heal?" In this video I discuss how I believe the most important person to forgive is yourself and all that you've done to survive in the aftermath of your trauma.

Continuing to hold onto shame for what you've done to cope after your trauma can prevent you from moving forward. That's why forgiving yourself is an important component of my online course and coaching program, Transformation After Trauma.

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It Is Possible to Thrive After Trauma

 
I continue to be immensely grateful for the opportunity to spread my message of hope and healing after trauma. What better platform to spread my message than on A Trauma Survivor Thriver's Podcast? The title says it all.
 
Lorilee Binstock and I discussed my painful experiences and how I emerged on the other side stronger than ever before. If you feel that your pain is too much to bear and that there isn't a light at the end of the tunnel, I encourage you to listen.

You can also find this episode and other great episodes on Apple Podcasts, Audible, Google Podcasts, and other major podcast platforms. The title of our episode is, "Episode 50: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth." 

Sign up here to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth, for free!
 
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How Continuous Improvement Can Be Applied to Healing From Trauma

podcast Oct 18, 2021

What a great conversation I had with Rick Heyland on the CI4Life (Continuous Improvement for Life) podcast! We discussed how the principles of goal setting and continuous improvement can be applied to healing from trauma. I am hopeful you will find value in listening to our conversation together.

You can also listen to this episode and other great episodes on iTunes, Google Podcasts, and other major podcast platforms. The episode we did together is called, "Transformation after Trauma with Stephanie M.Hutchins, PhD."

Sign up here to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth, for free!

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