How to Heal From Trauma, Signs of Secondary Trauma, and How EMDR can Help with Trauma Recovery and PTSD with Therapist and Trauma Expert Alyssa Mancao
Published May 7, 2020
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    For many of us, trauma is something with a capital “T”, a big event or situation, such as a car accident or pandemic, that impacts us in dramatic and unforeseen ways. Yet, as I discuss in this week’s blog and podcast with licensed clinical social worker and therapist Alyssa Mancao, trauma with a lowercase “t” is something many people have to deal with on a daily basis. This kind of trauma, institutional or otherwise, is often normalised and suppressed, which can have a lasting impact on someone’s mental and physical health, compelling them to fight for survival in the face of persistent stressors in their environment.  Thankfully, as Alyssa has seen in her social work and her private practice, many people, given the right help, can and do recover from trauma and learn how to reconnect to themselves and their communities in deep and meaningful ways. How? Alyssa focuses on bringing back the human element in therapy, going beyond evidence-based practices and focusing on the individual’s unique story and experiences. She recognizes that many of the people she works with are dealing with little traumas like bullying and failed relationships on a daily basis, and that their mental and physical symptoms are a function of survival.    Podcast Time Stamps 4:15 How Alyssa’s clients gave her hope, and the power of human resilience  5:46 What Alyssa thinks about evidence-based therapy and why she started her own therapy practice 9:33 The difference between little traumas and big Trauma 14:41 What is EMDR therapy and can it help you? 25:33 What is the “inner child” and how do you heal childhood wounds? 33:29 Should we forgive those who have hurt us? 36:15 Why being told you are a sinner is bad for your mental health 37:48 The difference between shame and guilt, and how to overcome them 41:55 When is it time to end a friendship? 49:00 You have everything you need in you to heal yourself!   Read the podcast blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-heal-from-trauma-signs-of-secondary-trauma-and-how-emdr-can-help-with-trauma-recovery-and-ptsd-with-therapist-and-trauma-expert-alyssa-mancao   For more info on Alyssa and to contact here visit her website: www.alyssamariewellness.com   And follow her on social media:  https://www.instagram.com/alyssamariewellness/     https://www.facebook.com/alyssamariewellness       Link to find an EMDR therapist: http://www.emdr.com/SEARCH/index.php         This episode was made possible by the following sponsors:       -Feals CBD (the best CBD out there!): To get 50% off your Feals CBD order and free shipping see https://feals.com/drleaf. Have questions about CBD? Feals has a free hotline and text message support to help guide your personal experience!     -BiOptimizers (my favorite supplement company): BiOptimizers is giving away a free bottle of their patented proteolytic probiotic P3-OM until the end of this month. Go to www.p3om.com/leaffree. You will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. This is limited to one per household and this offer is only available at www.p3om.com/leaffree!          Additional Resources:   -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519       -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app       -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all       -Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 5/30: https://www.drleafconference.com     Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)       Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!       -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/     -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf     -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf         If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com
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