Think you’ve never experienced a traumatic event?
“Trauma is part of life,” says Dr. James Gordon. “It comes to everyone sooner or later.”
Even prolonged stress from this global pandemic can trigger a trauma response. It’s normal, natural, and 100% overcome-able.
In today’s MarieTV, Dr. Gordon will teach you simple, proven tools for healing trauma that don’t cost a dime — so you’re ready when the inevitable arrives. And he knows what he’s talking about.
Dr. Gordon released his newest book, Transforming Trauma, after fifty years of work and research in war-torn nations and disease-stricken communities around the world. He’s a Harvard educated psychiatrist, chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, and director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.
I truly believe the concepts and tools his book — and in the episode below — should be taught to people of all ages. We can’t escape hardship, but we can grow stronger through the crises that come our way.
Watch now and learn:
- The most dangerous myths we believe about trauma
- 5 trauma symptoms you might be experiencing right now
- The Soft-Belly technique to reverse fight-or-flight
- Why shaking and dancing are necessary for healing
- The journaling technique that lowers stress and improves your mood
- How to instantly feel better using your body’s natural painkiller
If you’ve been feeling stressed, overwhelmed, brain-fogged, or numb lately, please watch this episode now.
Check out this episode on The Marie Forleo Podcast
DIVE DEEPER: Need a quick stress reliever? Try this 3-minute tapping technique with Nick Ortner, then learn how to build unshakeable inner strength with neuroscientist Dr. Rick Hanson.
Now Dr. Gordon and I would love to hear from you.
What’s your biggest insight, aha, or takeaway from this conversation?
Let us know in the comments below because what you repeat — and especially what you write down — you remember.
Next time you feel the fight-flight-or-freeze reaction in your body, use the strategies you learned today to shake, dance, laugh, and journal it out. Then come back and let us know how it went.
Remember, trauma isn’t something to be scared or ashamed of.
As Dr. Gordon says, “We can become better, more integrated, kinder, more helpful and happier people after we move through the trauma that comes to us.”
Take care of yourself. The world needs you at your best.