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Carolyn Spring is a writer and speaker in the field of trauma recovery and mental health. Her podcast is an encouraging, inspirational and yet candid look at some of the key issues, for both survivors and helping professionals, in reversing adversity. Check out her website at www.carolynspring.com

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    • 4.9 • 97 Ratings

Carolyn Spring is a writer and speaker in the field of trauma recovery and mental health. Her podcast is an encouraging, inspirational and yet candid look at some of the key issues, for both survivors and helping professionals, in reversing adversity. Check out her website at www.carolynspring.com

    Podcast #20 – How therapy transformed me

    Podcast #20 – How therapy transformed me

    Therapy can be, and often is, transformational. But why? I benefitted greatly from the empathy and attunement offered by my therapist, but over time I also had to adjust my expectations about how change would occur in me. I had to learn to consider what's really going on when we feel misattuned-to as well. I needed validation and acceptance, but I also needed to be challenged. Here's the story of how that played out in one particular therapy session, and the question that at first offended, and then transformed me.

    • 28 min
    Podcast #19 – How do we learn to trust people after trauma?

    Podcast #19 – How do we learn to trust people after trauma?

    Trust is so key for smooth human relationships, but it's also invariably damaged after we have suffered trauma, especially abuse. So how do we learn to build it again? In this episode I talk about how there aren't 'three top tips', but how it's a meticulous process of firstly learning to trust ourselves, to tune into our internal radar, and then to bring our front brain online to assess the data we're presented with – especially when we say 'no' to people.

    • 30 min
    Podcast #18 – How to keep going through challenging times (part 2)

    Podcast #18 – How to keep going through challenging times (part 2)

    In this second and final part, I look at the cognitive mindsets and practical approaches I've employed to keep going even when everything in me wants to give up: because 'keeping on keeping on' matters to me, not least because by doing so, things do invariably improve.

    • 26 min
    Podcast #17 – How to keep going through challenging times (part 1)

    Podcast #17 – How to keep going through challenging times (part 1)

    There's often nothing we can do to prevent challenging times happening – they're part of life. But when they hit, how do we keep going? In this episode (part 1 of 2), I look at the painfulness of overwhelm of trauma, the heart-cry of which is often 'There's nobody there' and the need for us, in learnable ways, to develop self-compassion.

    • 26 min
    Podcast: #16 – Trauma needs a solution

    Podcast: #16 – Trauma needs a solution

    Trauma teaches us that we are helpless to act in the face of danger. But recovery from trauma involves learning to act, learning to take steps, learning to start to find and create the solutions. In this podcast, I talk about the symptoms of trauma and how they drive us towards a solution.

    • 37 min
    Podcast: #15 – Trauma is not just a distressing event

    Podcast: #15 – Trauma is not just a distressing event

    Trauma isn’t something we’re supposed to get over easily. It’s supposed to impact us. It’s supposed to change us. That’s part of why it’s so hard to shift. The problem isn’t with us. In this podcast, I talk about the impacts of trauma and how it isn’t something that we can get over easily.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

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You are exactly what needed I have such respect for you and I’m listening feeling hearing your insights and sharing your podcast with my clients and my friends and keeping you by my side thank you

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Brilliant addition to my study plan!

Excellent podcast, helping with my final year before I qualify. Carolyn’s work will stay with me on my career path and I am forever grateful for the resources she provides.

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Incredible Safe Space for Healing

This is a fantastic podcast! Every episode offers genuine lessons, tools, and resources for finally healing past traumas. What a gift! Carolyn’s mission creates such a safe space - one that fosters clear practical growth - unlike any other I’ve come across!

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