Ep.009 Reclaiming Your Body & Pleasure with Rachael Maddox
Becoming aware of how trauma has affected your life is essential for your healing journey. Disease can manifest from emotional trauma, showing up as chronic pain or worse. We’ve all experienced some level of trauma and learning how to work through it can open us up to a whole new level of health in the future. In this episode, Rachael shares what trauma really is, the different ways it is created, how trauma showed up in her body and led her to helping others—and the many ways we can work to heal the trauma we experienced in the past now.
Notes from Show:
We carry trauma in our bodies that is stored emergency energy that’s incomplete. When we haven’t completed the cycle of release and healing around these emergency wounds in us, we will continually attract same thing over and over again. By exploring what trauma is, how it’s created and how we can cope with trauma, we are learning how to set healthy boundaries and truly embody safety. True safety comes from knowing you always have the power to choose.
Rachael is a trauma resolution educator, coach and guide who helps women and men who have experienced sexual trauma with feeling emotionally safe and finding radically delightful sex after trauma. She’s been a coach for over a decade and is the author of Secret Bad Girl.
After a history of sex trauma in her youth, a sexless platonic marriage, and being date raped twice, Rachael developed chronic pain in her vulva and eventually, found a spot one step away from melanoma which led her to connecting with a trauma resolution practitioner and becoming one herself. We talk about…
What trauma really is (emergency energy that’s incomplete) and the full range of experience that count as trauma
The 4 core ways trauma is created: neglect, exploitation, shame, repression
The different types of boundaries (hyper and hypo)
Where safety comes from and how to embody safety
Why we can’t heal alone
Figuring out your wound and stating your needs
Where guilt and shame often stem from
Steps for healing past trauma and starting where it’s easiest for you