Journey with us into the realm of childhood trauma as we take a hard look at its persistent shadows in our adult lives. Our insightful guest, therapist and EMDR consultant Jeremy Fox, aka The Trauma Tamer, is back on the show to guide us through this complex yet crucial terrain. Jeremy drops the powerful nugget, “Your trauma is not your fault, but your healing is your responsibility”, setting the tone for this searing exploration into how the healing process begins with acknowledging our traumas, and the importance of seeking professional aid.
Navigating our way forward, we delve into the intricacies of our nervous system with Dr. Fox. We dissect the integral role of emotions, busting the myth that they rule us, and explore how they could, in fact, be signaling a dysregulated nervous system. The episode is rich with discussions on tools to calm your nervous system, and we get into detail on why those grappling with complex post-traumatic stress need to be extra vigilant.
We also unfold the connective threads between Internal Family Systems (IFS) and healing childhood trauma. Diving into our conscious self, we explore its different units and distinguish it from dissociative identity disorder. We decode the three parts of IFS – exiles, managers, and firefighters, along with the 8 C’s of IFS – compassion, curiosity, calm, clarity, courage, connectedness, confidence, and creativity. To round off, we discuss acknowledging trauma, the role of EMDR, and how social media can bolster support for EMDR therapy. Remember, your healing journey starts when you are ready. It’s never too late to start healing!