Podcast – The Healing Power of Telling Your Trauma Story

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


Healing Power Story Podcast


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Brené Brown on the topic of Shame

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