Gabby Bernstein on Happy Days: Healing from Trauma, Shame, and Sabotage

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Gabby Bernstein on Happy Days: Healing from Trauma, Shame, and Sabotage

Dr. Stephanie interviews Gabrielle Bernstein about her new book Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace. In this episode, Gabby discusses the inspiration for her new book, her own personal traumas, losses, shame, and how she navigated through these challenges. They deconstruct the different types of trauma, how we can begin to bear witness to that trauma, and how we can begin to heal. You’ll learn why we often disconnect from the Self and develop protection mechanisms after experiencing trauma and shame. They discuss how to cultivate self-compassion as well as some actionable therapeutics that can help you in your recovery. Warning: this episode includes discussion of sexual abuse.

Episode Overview:  

  • 0:30 – Introduction
  • 5:00 – Welcoming Gabrielle Bernstein
  • 5:45 – The Inspiration for Gabby’s New Book “Happy Days”
  • 12:30 – Spiritual Disconnect as a Result of Trauma
  • 16:45 – Addictive Behaviors as Protection Mechanisms
  • 22:25 – Tapping Into Your Connection of Self
  • 27:00 – Gabby’s Experience with Postpartum Depression
  • 32:30 – Recognizing Responses to Feelings of Shame
  • 39:00 – Trauma Lives in the Body
  • 41:00 – Conclusion

Gabby’s New Book: Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace https://gabbybernstein.com/happy-days-book/

Gabby’s Free Resources: https://gabbybernstein.com/free-training/

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