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
> Laura Reagan’s website
> Charlotte Hiler Easley’s website
> Authentic Self two-day retreat: The Daring Way™ & Relational Equine Assisted Learning
> Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristen Neff, Ph.D.
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