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On a journey of healing childhood trauma? If so, you're not alone. I'm so glad you're here.

As a former trauma therapist and survivor, I share information, inspiration, and stories to help you understand yourself better from a place of compassion, not judgment or shame. I’ll share practices to help you internalize and integrate it all to help you trust and feel grounded in the truth of who you are and all you’re worthy of.

Grab a cup of tea, your favorite journal and join me as we take this journey together.

This podcast is for informational purposes and is not mental health advice.

Courageous Journeys® ~ Impact & healing from childhood trauma Peggy Oliveira, MSW

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On a journey of healing childhood trauma? If so, you're not alone. I'm so glad you're here.

As a former trauma therapist and survivor, I share information, inspiration, and stories to help you understand yourself better from a place of compassion, not judgment or shame. I’ll share practices to help you internalize and integrate it all to help you trust and feel grounded in the truth of who you are and all you’re worthy of.

Grab a cup of tea, your favorite journal and join me as we take this journey together.

This podcast is for informational purposes and is not mental health advice.

    The Unexpected in the Search for My Biological Father

    The Unexpected in the Search for My Biological Father

    This episode originally aired on YouTube. The link mentioned is further down in the description.

    About a year and a half ago I spit in a tube and sent it off to 23andme to learn more about my ancestry. I ended up getting a little more than I bargained for…

    There have been some interesting and surprising things that have arisen since learning my father is not who I believed he was.

    In this episode, I'm opening up about the unexpected journey this revelation has taken me on - the searching, the surprising revelations, and the complex emotions that have surfaced. It's been an experience that has made me question things I thought I knew and see my past through a completely new lens.

    If you've gone through a similar story, I'd love to hear your story too. And even if you haven't, I imagine there are some aspects of this journey that you can relate to as well.

    Links mentioned:

    My surprising results from a DNA test:  

    https://youtu.be/kusn0XaWSGg

    Don’t want to wait for the next episode? Head over to my YouTube Channel, PegygOliveiraMSW, with over 300 videos about Impact & Healing from Childhood Trauma. 

    Join the community!

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courageousjourneys

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@courageousjourneys

    Website:https://courageousjourneys.com/

    If you have a question you’d like me to answer related to healing from childhood or emotional trauma, please send to qanda@courageousjourneys.com

    This podcast is for informational purposes and is not mental health advice nor a replacement for professional mental health treatment.

    • 16 min
    Healing Childhood Trauma - Self-care, Supporting Others, World Crises

    Healing Childhood Trauma - Self-care, Supporting Others, World Crises

    This episode originally aired on YouTube. 

    Whether it’s watching fiction on television or the 24 hour news and images of the devastation across the world, it’s nearly impossible to not feel the impact of the trauma so many are experiencing.

    For survivors of childhood or complex trauma, the impact can feel even heavier because it tangles into the web of our own trauma… fear, betrayal, heartbreak, and grief.

    In this episode, I share something I hope serves as a reminder of the importance of honoring yourself while still being present with other things that matter to you. I also share a guided practice to help us ground as a collective.

    Don’t want to wait for the next episode? Head over to my YouTube Channel, PegygOliveiraMSW, with over 300 videos about Impact & Healing from Childhood Trauma. 

    Join the community!

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courageousjourneys

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@courageousjourneys

    Website:https://courageousjourneys.com/

    If you have a question you’d like me to answer related to healing from childhood or emotional trauma, please send to qanda@courageousjourneys.com

    This podcast is for informational purposes and is not mental health advice nor a replacement for professional mental health treatment.

    • 20 min
    Internalizing Moments Along the Healing Journey - Healing Childhood Trauma

    Internalizing Moments Along the Healing Journey - Healing Childhood Trauma

    This episode originally aired on YouTube. 

    You know those moments when you hear or experience something and your way of thinking or perspective suddenly changes? Those “aha” moments.

    These are pretty common along this healing journey. However, there are a few that are “AAHHHAAAA” kind of moments. An experience or realization that becomes more like a tectonic shift.

    In this episode I’m sharing something that came up in a recent session that is a great example of this.

    Her experience is something everyone experiences on some level, to some degree throughout the journey. What makes it so pivotal is being in a place where you can internalize and trust it.

    Join me as I share examples of how this can show up for you and how to use it for healing.

    You are so, so much more than you believe you are. ❤️

    Don’t want to wait for the next episode? Head over to my YouTube Channel, PegygOliveiraMSW, with over 300 videos about Impact & Healing from Childhood Trauma. 

    Join the community!

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courageousjourneys

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@courageousjourneys

    Website:https://courageousjourneys.com/

    If you have a question you’d like me to answer related to healing from childhood or emotional trauma, please send to qanda@courageousjourneys.com

    This podcast is for informational purposes and is not mental health advice nor a replacement for professional mental health treatment.

    • 21 min
    Boundaries for Survivors of Childhood Trauma - Navigating Guilt and Fear

    Boundaries for Survivors of Childhood Trauma - Navigating Guilt and Fear

    This episode originally aired on YouTube. 

    One of the major challenges people face when trying to set boundaries is dealing with the unhappiness and pushback from others. It can be so difficult, especially if you've spent much of your life being a people-pleaser and putting others' feelings above your own.

    In this episode, I'll share one of the most important things to remember as you consider setting a boundary. I’ll also talk about how and why setting boundaries often feels so uncomfortable, sometimes even after you've done a lot of healing work. I'll share tips on how to honor your own needs, wants, and feelings without judging yourself.

    Have you ever felt guilty, selfish or scared about setting boundaries? This episode is for you and I’d love to hear about your experience. 

    Don’t want to wait for the next episode? Head over to my YouTube Channel, PegygOliveiraMSW, with over 300 videos about Impact & Healing from Childhood Trauma. 

    Join the community!

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courageousjourneys

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@courageousjourneys

    Website:https://courageousjourneys.com/

    If you have a question you’d like me to answer related to healing from childhood or emotional trauma, please send to qanda@courageousjourneys.com

    This podcast is for informational purposes and is not mental health advice nor a replacement for professional mental health treatment.

    • 17 min
    Navigating Trust and Safety as Survivors of Sexual Trauma - Bear VS Man

    Navigating Trust and Safety as Survivors of Sexual Trauma - Bear VS Man

    This episode originally aired on YouTube. 

    There's a video going around on TikTok asking the question "Would you rather run into a bear or a man in the woods?" It has sparked a really interesting… and affirming, yet alarming conversation. Today, I want to dive into that from a bit of a different angle.

    For survivors of sexual trauma or harassment, there is so much self-doubt around trusting our instincts and deciding if our feelings of unease are valid or if we are overreacting. In this episode, I'll discuss how, regardless of history, we are shaped by experience, uncertainty, and fear and offer insight for navigating these complex emotions.

    Don’t want to wait for the next episode? Head over to my YouTube Channel, PegygOliveiraMSW, with over 300 videos about Impact & Healing from Childhood Trauma. 

    Join the community!

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courageousjourneys

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@courageousjourneys

    Website:https://courageousjourneys.com/

    If you have a question you’d like me to answer related to healing from childhood or emotional trauma, please send to qanda@courageousjourneys.com

    This podcast is for informational purposes and is not mental health advice nor a replacement for professional mental health treatment.

    • 16 min
    Myths and Misconceptions: What it means to be a survivor of childhood trauma

    Myths and Misconceptions: What it means to be a survivor of childhood trauma

    This episode originally aired on YouTube. 

    When we think of a survivor of childhood sexual trauma, we tend to have preconceived ideas, expectations, and images that come to mind.

    In today’s episode, I talk briefly about where they come from and the misconceptions that abound in them. Then , I talk about the diverse realities of being a survivor of childhood trauma, shattering the notion of what society tends to perpetuates.

    I’d love to hear from you. What ideas came to mind when paused to consider what a survivor looks like? Know someone who might benefit from hearing they are not alone? Please consider sharing this video with them. #TogetherWeHeal ❤️

    Don’t want to wait for the next episode? Head over to my YouTube Channel, PegygOliveiraMSW, with over 300 videos about Impact & Healing from Childhood Trauma. 

    Join the community!

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courageousjourneys

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@courageousjourneys

    Website:https://courageousjourneys.com/

    If you have a question you’d like me to answer related to healing from childhood or emotional trauma, please send to qanda@courageousjourneys.com

    This podcast is for informational purposes and is not mental health advice nor a replacement for professional mental health treatment.

    • 19 min

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