Most of us have a story. But is it healing to tell our story if it deals with trauma — potentially opening up old wounds and possibly involving family members? Today, I explain why it may be beneficial to share your trauma story and how, doing so, might ultimately heal you.
You’ll find out:
- Update on possibly having a Patreon (or some paid subscription) for this show
- Why/how I carefully vet sponsors for TCS
- Why we often avoid telling our trauma stories
- How sharing your story, ironically, provides relief from shame
- How holding onto your trauma stories reinforces negative beliefs (about yourself)
- How sharing my plastic sugery nightmare experience healed me
- Why/how sharing your story helps in organizing your thoughts
- Why sharing your story helps in that it becomes less triggering
- What is unprocessed trauma
- How sharing your story makes you the master of your journey
- How sharing your story provides clarity in why it happened (in the first place)
- The role therapy plays in helping to share your story
- Ways in which you can share your story and still protect others (who may be involved)
- Bret’s trauma story and when/why we, as a family, shared it publicly
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