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The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast

Mar 31, 2020

Trauma may not be what you think. We all have it and we all suffer from it to varying degrees — especially those who are in abusive relationships. There’s so much trauma that comes along with abuse and also so much trauma that led us there in the first place.  

In this week’s episode, we’re talking about complex trauma with Gwynn Raimondi. Gwynn defines complex trauma as anything that happened when we were young. Gwynn is a therapist specializing in complex trauma, grief, embodiment & intersections. We discuss the various ways trauma can show up and how it impacts relationships. Plus, Gwynn has an amazing approach to self-regulating your nervous system and how doing so can help you to reclaim your life. 

 Show Highlights

  • Gwynn defines trauma and offers several different examples of trauma (6:39)
  • Complex trauma: anything that happens when we were young (8:00)
  • We discuss the trauma response and what is happening in our brains (10:00)
  • How trauma impacts your relationships, plus Gwynn describes the four attachment styles (22:35)
  • Body-centered mindfulness work and nervous-system regulation helps create a window of tolerance (15:11)
  • Addiction is a coping mechanism (31:23)
  • Collective relational trauma and how it impacts the way we relate to other people and impacts our relationships (43:22)
  • How trauma affects our physical bodies (56:00)

Learn More About Gwynn Raimondi:
Gwynn is a therapist specializing in complex trauma, grief, embodiment & intersections. She is systems focused and explores how the greater world impacts and influences individuals, how the trauma we have experienced influences our relationships with others, ourselves, and the world, and how living in our current patriarchal, authoritarian, white supremacist culture exacerbates the lived experience and ancestral trauma that lives within us. 

Resources & Links:
Gwynn’s website
Gwynn on Instagram
Gwynn on Facebook
Gwynn on Medium
Gwynn’s Facebook Group Trauma Informed Embodiment

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