Monday, October 3, 2016

October 2016: Is your brain broken?

Recently, I had the good fortune of connecting with Dwight Hurst, the host of The Broken Brain podcast. In case you didn't know -- I love the brain! And I love what understanding the brain can teach us about how we can heal from abuse.

To my joy, Dwight asked me to be a guest on his podcast and we had a fabulous time discussing my own experience of healing, what it takes to recover from sexual abuse, and a few techniques that I use to help people work through the recovery process.

I hope you'll check out my episode and subscribe to the podcast as he is really sharing some great stuff!!


A Beyond Survivor shares her story of healing, "I thought [the abuse] was so serious that I was just broken and couldn't be fixed ..."

What qualities do you think makes a hero? Here are some real life heroes!

If you could challenge one persisting negative thought today, which one would it be?


The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog
by Bruce Perry

"... post-traumatic stress disorder is not signaled by a constellation of new symptoms that develop long after a stressful event but is, in many regards, the maladaptive persistence of the once adaptive responses that began as coping mechanisms in response to the event itself."


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I am so happy to bring you this innovative and effective support program designed specifically for adult survivors of physical, sexual, and/or emotional child abuse or neglect, bringing them together within a nurturing and supportive community.


  1. Terrific! I took a two term undergrad neuroanatomy course in my time at school. So when you are talking about neuroplasticity, limbic system, and healing, I get it. Especially with the panic disorder. Plus when my CBT coach talked about circulation in the brain and how important exercise was, I felt less hopeless with this depression. Thank you! Rachel Grant Coaching...!!