Use Your Trauma as Fuel

Reframing is critical in healing from trauma. As I said in this interview, "If I'm going to live for decades more after my trauma, it's not useful to just think of how it destroyed me. It's not going to allow me to be successful in any aspect of my life. So I have to shift how I look at my experiences so that they don't hold me back."

Everything changed the moment I was able to start focusing on the gifts I've received from my trauma. Instead of focusing on all that I lost from my trauma, I focused on the strength, resiliency, and compassion I've gained, and it's not an overstatement to say that it transformed my life.

It's not useful for me to carry around the idea that my traumas only caused me pain and suffering. When I did, I was depressed, bulimic, promiscuous, and suicidal. But when I started focusing on what I've gained from my trauma, I was able to see a way out of my suffering.

I also said, "This is a very harsh world that we live in and none of us will escape its wrath. We...

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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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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."

Sign up to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book, Transformation After...

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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 to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth, for free: serotinouslife.com/transformation-after-trauma-book
 
If you would like to read or listen to the full book, you can find the eBook,...
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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 to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth, for free: serotinouslife.com/transformation-after-trauma-book

If you would like to read or listen to the full book, you can find the eBook, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon.

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Transform Your Life Podcast Interview

podcast transformation Sep 08, 2021

I had a wonderful conversation with Ange and Ashley on the Transform Your Life podcast. We discussed my book, the beauty in sharing the scary, how to reclaim control, and planning for a future that you design, among many other interesting topics. 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: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth with Special Guest Stephanie M. Hutchins."

Sign up to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth, for free: serotinouslife.com/transformation-after-trauma-book

If you would like to read or listen to the full book, you can find the eBook, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon.

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Growth Can Come Out of Hardship, Even From the COVID-19 Pandemic

podcast Feb 20, 2021

Listen to my interview on the Women Who Inspire Podcast. The podcast started out with talking about how good things can come from hardship, even the pandemic. Then it morphed into a discussion on the environment, human populations growing exponentially, and the inevitable spread of disease.

Although the focus veered away from my business and how I help people emerge from their trauma stronger than they were before, I was glad that I was able to use my love of the environment and teaching during the interview.

If you would like to learn more about how I broke free from my trauma and how you can do the same, sign up to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth, for free: serotinouslife.com/transformation-after-trauma-book

If you would like to read or listen to the full book, you can find the eBook, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon.

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How Climbing Mountains Is Analogous to Our Struggle With the Coronavirus

podcast Feb 20, 2021

Listen to my interview on the Women Who Inspire Podcast to learn why I think climbing mountains is analogous to the struggles the world is currently facing with the coronavirus.

If you've had a difficult mountain in life that you've had to climb, you'll find benefit in my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth. Sign up to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 for free: serotinouslife.com/transformation-after-trauma-book

If you would like to read or listen to the full book, you can find the eBook, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon.

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