Becoming Anchored S2E4: Trauma Recovery 101 with Alice Stricklin

In this episode of Becoming Anchored, host Laura Deneen welcomes Alice Stricklin, a revered trauma therapist, to discuss the intricate and transformative journey of trauma and trauma recovery. Broadcasting from Nashville, Tennessee, this episode offers deep insights and practical advice for individuals seeking to understand and heal from their trauma.

Key Insights from This Episode:

Understanding Trauma Responses: Laura and Alice delve into the various trauma responses, such as fight, flight, freeze, and fawn, explaining how these survival mechanisms are designed to protect us. They emphasize that these responses are natural and highlight the importance of recognizing and celebrating them as signs of our body working to ensure our survival.

The Role of Community in Healing: The conversation explores the significance of community and supportive relationships in the healing process. Alice shares how feeling safe, seen, and connected with others can serve as protective factors against developing severe trauma symptoms, and how these elements are crucial for recovery.

Signs of Healing: Alice provides valuable insights into the signs of healing from trauma, such as reduced hyper-responses, increased awareness of others, and the ability to stay present in stressful situations. She discusses the importance of building a toolkit of responses and strategies to manage trauma symptoms effectively.

This episode of Becoming Anchored not only deepens the understanding of trauma and its impact but also encourages listeners to reflect on their own experiences and consider new ways to support their mental and emotional well-being. Alice’s expert insights offer a valuable guide for anyone looking to navigate their trauma journey with more self-compassion and resilience.

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