Healing the Wounds of Physical, Emotional and Psychological Trauma
According to Hungarian-Canadian physician, speaker and best-selling author, Dr. Gabor Maté: “Trauma is a psychic wound that hardens you psychologically and then interferes with your ability to grow and develop. It pains you and now you’re acting out of pain. It induces fear and now you’re acting out of fear. Trauma is not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you. Trauma is that scarring that makes you less flexible, more rigid, less feeling and more defended.”
In Episode 15 of Cracked! The Podcast, group and individual psychotherapist and author, Malcolm Stern joins Rebecca and Sandie to share how we can understand, move beyond, and heal emotional, physical, and psychological trauma.
Malcolm Stern originally trained in Humanistic Psychology and has been seeing groups, couples, and individuals for more than 30 years. He is a Co-Director and Co-founder of Alternatives in London and runs psychotherapy groups internationally. He co-presented the British Channel 4 series on relationships “Made for Each Other” in 2003 and 2004.
Malcolm’s third book, Slay Your Dragons With Compassion: 10 Ways To Thrive Even When it Seems Impossible, is the distillation of over thirty years’ experience in the therapy room and shows us that meaning can exist even in the worst tragedy. By creating a set of practices and making them central to our lives we can find passion, purpose, and meaningful happiness while navigating life’s darkest moments in such a way that we discover the gold hidden within.
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Slay Your Dragons With Compassion: 10 Ways To Thrive Even When it Feels Impossible offers ten key teachings distilled from Malcolm Stern’s thirty years of intense group work. Filled with practical exercises combined with real and compelling stories from the therapy room, Slay Your Dragons shows us that meaning can exist even in the worst tragedy.
By creating a set of practices and making them central to our lives we can find passion, purpose, and meaningful happiness while navigating life’s darkest moments in such a way that we discover the gold hidden within. There is revelation, insight, struggle, decimation, devastation, and winning through against all odds in these stories of ordinary people faced with extraordinary challenges. The reader will be transported into the powerful atmosphere of the therapy room and be left inspired and motivated to make courageous changes in their own lives.