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    117 - HEALING - Your soul is whispering to you - are you listening? Discussing trauma, addiction + starting a spiritual practice Ft. Dr Elisa Hallerman

    en-usSeptember 25, 2023

    Podcast Summary

    • Making life easier and more enjoyable for usersBumble simplifies dating with new features and ensures safety, while Kroger offers affordable options and savings on groceries. Personal growth and self-discovery are important through overcoming challenges.

      Both Bumble and Kroger aim to make life easier and more enjoyable for their users in different ways. Bumble is introducing new features to simplify the dating process and ensure safety, while Kroger offers a wide range of delicious options at affordable prices and additional savings. Another key takeaway is the importance of personal growth and self-discovery, as both the podcast host and her guest, Dr. Alisa Halliman, have found transformation through overcoming challenges such as addiction. Dr. Halliman's story highlights the power of hitting rock bottom and listening to one's intuition to start the journey towards healing and improvement.

    • From Sobriety to Personal Growth: Addressing Underlying TraumaSobriety is a start, but true personal growth requires acknowledging and addressing underlying trauma. Be open and vulnerable about your experiences to help others.

      Sobriety from substances is an important step, but it's not the end of the journey. The speaker shares how, after getting sober, she focused on work and other distractions, but eventually realized that true personal growth and finding deeper meaning and purpose required addressing underlying trauma. She encourounters PTSD symptoms and realizes how her addiction and trauma are interconnected. The speaker emphasizes the importance of acknowledging and understanding trauma, which can be subjective and not just about the event itself but how it affects us in the present. She also highlights the importance of being open and vulnerable about personal experiences, which can help others feel seen and heard. The speaker's journey shows that sobriety provides an opportunity for a new life, but how we choose to live that life is up to us.

    • Wearing masks in social settings can hinder true connectionsMasks can create an illusion of connection, but they don't allow for genuine, vulnerable, and authentic soul-level connections. The journey to discovering one's true self involves shedding masks and embracing vulnerability.

      People often wear masks in different aspects of their lives, including social settings like parties. These masks can become an illusion of connection, but they don't allow for true, vulnerable, and authentic soul-level connections. The speaker shares her personal experience of wearing the mask of "Trixie" during her party days, believing it to be her identity. However, this illusion of connection is not sustainable and can hinder the process of discovering one's true self. The journey to sobriety involves rediscovering one's likes, dislikes, hobbies, and sense of style to build a genuine sense of self and establish real connections. It's essential to recognize the masks we wear and understand that they don't define us. The path to true connection requires vulnerability and authenticity.

    • The struggle of discovering ourselves without masksDiscovering our true selves can be challenging when relying on masks, but simple practices can help us reconnect and find a settled place.

      Our identities, whether built around work or partying, can become masks that we rely on heavily. These masks can make it difficult for us to face the deeply harrowing journey of discovering who we truly are when these masks are removed. This journey can be particularly challenging when we are stripped of the comforts and conveniences we've grown accustomed to. The speaker shares her personal experience of moving to Mexico and the difficulties she faced in adjusting to a life without the conveniences she was used to. She also emphasizes the importance of recognizing when we're relying too heavily on these masks and taking steps to ground ourselves and reconnect with ourselves. This can involve simple practices like mindfulness meditation or taking a shower to help us re-center and find a settled place. Ultimately, the journey of discovering who we are beneath the masks can be a difficult but ultimately rewarding experience.

    • Personal growth and letting go of addictionsUnderstand that true fulfillment comes from within and let go of addictive patterns, whether it's workaholism or substance abuse.

      Personal growth and self-discovery often require letting go of old habits and seeking new sources of fulfillment. This can be a challenging process, especially when we've built our lives around certain patterns or substances. For the speaker, this meant giving up a relationship and focusing on her work, only to realize that even success in her career couldn't fully satisfy her. She describes feeling lonely and disconnected, and eventually came to understand that these feelings were interconnected with her addiction to work. The universe, she says, had taken away human connection and friendships, leaving her feeling stripped of everything. But in this process, she gained self-awareness and came to see that addiction comes in many forms, including workaholism. The moment of realization came when she recognized that removing substances from her life had made it more manageable and less of a rollercoaster. She encourages listeners to listen for their own soul whispers, the inner voice that drives us towards or away from something, and to understand that true fulfillment often comes from within.

    • Experiencing setbacks can lead to self-discoverySetbacks and challenges can provide opportunities for personal growth and pursuing passions. Listen to your inner voice and take small steps towards your goals.

      Sometimes, in order to discover our true selves and pursue our passions, we may need to experience setbacks and challenges. The speaker shares her personal journey of feeling uncomfortable in her high-powered career and longing for authenticity. She eventually lost her biggest client, which led to a period of quiet reflection and introspection. During this time, she began to listen to her inner voice and consider what truly made her happy. She realized she wanted to be of service to women, learn more about addiction, and become an ER doctor. Although she faced obstacles, such as her lack of mathematical skills, she took small steps towards each goal. Ultimately, this process of self-discovery required curiosity and a willingness to explore new paths.

    • Exploring new opportunities for personal growthConsider reflecting on feelings of discontent and questioning if current situation truly brings fulfillment. Self-discovery may involve exploring various paths and addressing root causes of unhappiness for deeper sense of purpose.

      Personal growth and self-discovery are ongoing processes that often involve questioning the status quo and exploring new opportunities. The speaker shared her experience of feeling unfulfilled despite having achieved many societal milestones, leading her to pursue additional education and eventually leave her career to help those in need. She encourages listeners to reflect on their own feelings of discontent and ask themselves if they are truly happy with their current situation or if there is something more they desire. The journey to self-discovery may take time and involve exploring various paths, but the reward can be a deeper sense of purpose and fulfillment. Additionally, the speaker emphasized that external factors, such as relationships or career success, may provide temporary relief but do not fill the void within. Instead, it's essential to identify and address the root causes of feelings of unhappiness and work towards personal growth in those areas.

    • Exploring the Root Causes of StrugglesRecognizing and addressing the root causes of struggles, such as addiction or lack of meaning, can lead to healing and self-discovery. Jealousy can reveal potential directions for growth, while trauma is seen as soul loss and sobriety as finding meaning within oneself. A 'crisis of meaning' can ultimately lead us closer to our true selves.

      Recognizing and addressing the root causes of our struggles, whether it be addiction or a lack of meaning and purpose in life, can lead us towards healing and self-discovery. Jealousy or envy towards others can serve as a guiding light, revealing potential directions for personal growth. Trauma is seen as soul loss, and sobriety is about finding meaning and purpose within oneself. The concept of a "crisis of meaning" encapsulates the feeling of uncertainty and dissatisfaction with one's life, but going through this experience can ultimately lead us closer to our true selves.

    • Exploring inner emotions and spiritual practices for healingRecognizing and naming emotions helps heal them, spiritual practices provide purpose and guidance, inner exploration benefits overall well-being.

      Understanding and expressing our inner emotions through language is crucial for healing and achieving optimal mental health. The speaker emphasizes the importance of recognizing and naming our feelings as a means to heal them. She also highlights the significance of having a spiritual practice or belief system, which can provide a sense of purpose and guidance, particularly during challenging times. The speaker shares her personal experience of growing up with a deep spiritual practice and how it has helped her in her own journey towards healing and sobriety. For those who may not have a spiritual practice or belief system, the speaker acknowledges that it can be difficult to find motivation to avoid destructive behaviors if one doesn't believe in a greater purpose or understanding of why we're here. Overall, the speaker encourages listeners to explore their inner world, name their emotions, and consider the benefits of a spiritual practice for their overall well-being.

    • Embrace the journey of spiritual growthStay curious and trust the journey of spiritual growth, as it leads to personal growth and the discovery of your soul and higher power.

      Developing a spiritual practice is an ongoing process that requires daily commitment and curiosity. During early sobriety, the speaker turned their life over to a higher power but later realized it was an ongoing process. Curiosity and seeking guidance from various sources can lead you in unexpected directions, even if it means turning away from what you initially thought was your path. The speaker's spiritual practice evolved through reading, studying, and personal growth, leading her to distinguish between soul and spirituality. Ultimately, she learned that the unconscious and soul are essential aspects of personal development. So, embrace the journey of spiritual growth, stay curious, and trust that the right guides and experiences will appear when you need them.

    • Exploring our inner world and connecting with something greaterThrough spiritual practice, we can discover our inner world, trust the universe, recognize interconnectedness, stay true to values, and gain deeper self-understanding.

      Exploring our inner world and connecting with something greater than ourselves through a spiritual practice are essential components of personal growth. The speaker shares her experience of discovering her inner world through inner work and psychology, and the importance of trusting the universe to bring what is aligned with our highest good and remove what is not. A spiritual practice can be as simple as a nightly prayer or meditation, and it helps us recognize our interconnectedness with the world around us. The speaker's personal story illustrates the importance of trusting the soul whisper within us, even when faced with difficult decisions, and the power of staying true to our values. By practicing spirituality, we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and our place in the world.

    • Exploring spiritual growth and trauma healingSpiritual growth involves connecting with a higher power, recognizing personal limits, and focusing on inner work. Trauma impacts both physically and spiritually, and understanding neurobiology offers new insights.

      Spiritual growth involves inviting a higher power into your life to guide you, recognizing the limits of your control over external outcomes, and focusing on inner work to connect with your unconscious self and build deep, human connections. Trauma can significantly impact both the physical and spiritual aspects of our lives, and exploring the energetic realm can offer new insights and healing. Understanding the neurobiology of trauma, including the role of the reptilian brain in our stress response and the limbic system in emotional memory, can help us better grasp the complex ways in which trauma shapes our experiences.

    • Understanding Trauma: Brain Response and HealingFocus on somatic work for trauma healing, be patient with loved ones dealing with addiction, and provide support and resources.

      When dealing with trauma, our brain responds through the reptilian brain, which triggers a fight or flight response. The emotional response occurs in the limbic system, where there are no words or pictures, only feelings. The prefrontal cortex, our thinking brain, puts words to these emotions later. Healing trauma requires focusing on the body, or somatic work. When seeing someone in a relationship dealing with another person's addiction, it's important to remember that they are operating from their addicted state, which may not be ready for recovery. Instead of forcing recovery, it's crucial to provide support and resources while encouraging them to seek professional help when they're ready.

    • Understanding Addiction's ComplexityApproach addiction with empathy, ask for permission, connect from heart, offer resources, and remember they need to take the first step

      Addiction is a complex process rooted in the brain's reward system. It's a normal response to seek pleasure, but it becomes harmful when we introduce harmful substances or behaviors that raise dopamine levels excessively. People struggling with addiction can't control their actions due to the dysregulation in their brain. It's crucial to approach them with empathy and ask for permission to have a conversation. Start from a place of heartfelt connection and share how their behavior affects you. Don't focus on their actions, but rather on how their behavior makes you feel. Offer them actionable resources and support, but remember that they need to take the first step towards recovery. Sharing your own experience can be helpful, but avoid breaking down theirs.

    • Understanding addiction and trauma through personal stories and insights from a bookReading a book that shares personal experiences with addiction and trauma can offer valuable insights and support for individuals on their recovery journey. The Recovery Management Agency also provides comprehensive resources and support to address underlying symptoms.

      Reading a meaningful book, like the one the speaker wrote during her journey to sobriety, can provide valuable insights and help individuals understand their addiction and trauma. The speaker's book, told in story form, is prescriptive and intertwines her personal journey with those of clients, offering a unique perspective on addiction and trauma. Additionally, the speaker founded the Recovery Management Agency, an integrative platform designed to address underlying symptoms of addiction, mental health, trauma, and chronic pain. The agency aims to provide comprehensive resources and support to help individuals navigate their recovery journey.

    • Merging scientific expertise with lived experience in health managementEffective health management requires a personal connection, asking thoughtful questions, and acting as a guide through assessments, combining scientific knowledge with empathy.

      Effective health and wellness management involves a combination of education, advocacy, and personal connection. Alisa Vitti, a functional nutritionist and founder of InnerBalance Health, emphasizes the importance of being there for her clients as their health managers, asking thoughtful questions, and acting as their guides through various assessments. Her approach goes beyond textbook knowledge, making it a deeply personal and empathetic process. This conversation highlighted the significance of merging scientific expertise with lived experience to create a relatable and effective approach to wellness. Alisa's passion for this work shines through, making her a valuable resource for anyone seeking to improve their health and wellbeing.

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