Laura Reagan on Healing Childhood Trauma

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Childhood trauma can stay with us long into adulthood, affecting the pattern of our lives. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush talks with Laura Reagan, an integrative trauma therapist, about healing past pain.

Once you feel that connection with yourself and your inner wisdom and who you are, those questions of: ‘What do I want?’ ‘What do I want to do?’ ‘What’s meaning?’ ‘Why am I here?’ All those questions… They’re not questions anymore.”
— Laura Reagan

Show Notes:

Experiencing child abuse, witnessing domestic violence or even missing out on nurturing bonds causes wounds that don’t heal without help. Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, CDWF, is an Integrative Trauma Therapist who specializes in trauma and attachment issues. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, she talks with host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., about childhood hurts, such as attachment trauma, that affect us long into adulthood. She explores the impact of those traumas and offers resources for healing, finding your self and moving forward.

Listen and learn:

  • Why it might be easier for you to process childhood trauma as an adult

  • How we’re taught to deal with past trauma — and why it doesn’t work

  • Why it can be hard to recognize that what you experienced was traumatic

  • Why an experience doesn’t have to be overwhelming to be traumatic

  • How “attachment trauma” can impact our whole lives — and what it feels like when it does

  • Why it’s tempting not to look at past hurts

  • How therapy can help heal the wounds

  • Which strategies are most helpful for women who need to process trauma

  • What benefits come your way when you start to heal

Learn More

> Laura Reagan’s website

> Charlotte Hiler Easley’s website

> Authentic Self two-day retreat: The Daring Way™ & Relational Equine Assisted Learning

> The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed To Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

> Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristen Neff, Ph.D.

> Progression Counseling

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