89 episodes

Welcome to Mamahood After Trauma Podcast!

I’m Emily Cleghorn, a mama of 2 learning how to navigate mamahood at the same time I heal my childhood trauma.

This podcast is for mamas who are ready to give it their all to break the generational cycle of toxic and dysfunctional relationships in their family to embrace love for themselves and others. 



You can expect stories of hope and interviews with other mamas who have risen above adversity to create the life of their dreams as well as hearing from me the things that I have discovered and used on my own journey.

Want more info? Check out withemilyc.ca

Mamahood After Trauma Emily C.| Holistic Trauma Recovery Coach

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    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to Mamahood After Trauma Podcast!

I’m Emily Cleghorn, a mama of 2 learning how to navigate mamahood at the same time I heal my childhood trauma.

This podcast is for mamas who are ready to give it their all to break the generational cycle of toxic and dysfunctional relationships in their family to embrace love for themselves and others. 



You can expect stories of hope and interviews with other mamas who have risen above adversity to create the life of their dreams as well as hearing from me the things that I have discovered and used on my own journey.

Want more info? Check out withemilyc.ca

    S3E66: Resilient Mamas: Transforming Trauma into Empowerment

    S3E66: Resilient Mamas: Transforming Trauma into Empowerment

    Have you ever felt like a part of you was frozen in time, trapped in the past while the rest of you moved forward? For trauma survivors navigating motherhood, that sense of being pulled in two directions is all too familiar – a tug-of-war between the present joy of nurturing life and the echoes of pain that still linger.
    But what if those echoes hold the key to unlocking a deeper sense of wholeness and becoming the mother you strive to be? This candid conversation dives into the often-overlooked intersection of trauma recovery and motherhood through the lens of Laura's personal journey.
    Despite her best efforts to leave the past behind, she found herself grappling with intense emotional triggers in the early years of parenting – from the panic of letting her children play at others' homes to crippling travel anxiety that left her, quite literally, soiled. Yet her resilience shines through as she guides you to:
    • Recognize when you're caught in a trauma loop by tuning into your body's signals
    • Release the pressure of arbitrary timelines and give yourself permission to fully feel
    • View recurring triggers as renovation, not relapse – opportunities to address trauma's impact methodically
    • Model emotional intelligence by giving yourself space to process difficult feelings in healthy waysLINKS:Join the Mamahood After Trauma Inner Circle:https://bit.ly/MATinnercircle Get FREE access to the Mama Untriggered Starter Kit: mamahoodaftertrauma.ca/mama-untriggered

    • 24 min
    S3E65:Reclaiming Inner Peace: Homeopathy's Gentle Approach to PTSD

    S3E65:Reclaiming Inner Peace: Homeopathy's Gentle Approach to PTSD

    In the darkest depths of our experiences, trauma can leave invisible scars that ache long after the wounds have healed. For survivors walking that arduous path, the weight of the past can feel suffocating – each breath an anguished battle as the darkness threatens to extinguish hope's faint flicker forever.
    But what if even the dimmest spark still burns within?
    This powerful conversation follows one woman's courageous journey harnessing the gentle remedies of homeopathy to reclaim her inner light from the grip of PTSD. Through raw vulnerability, Kathryn Berg shares over two decades of hard-won wisdom walking alongside countless trauma survivors as they navigate:
    Understanding how trauma physically alters the brain, validating your experiences
    Channeling emotions through creative outlets to process the unimaginable
    Practical first steps for embarking on your unique path to post-traumatic growth
    The critical importance of feeling difficult emotions, despite the pain it brings
    How surrounding yourself with compassionate community bolsters healing efforts
    Links: Join the Mamahood After Trauma Inner Circle: https://bit.ly/MATinnercircleGet FREE access to the Mama Untriggered Starter Kit: mamahoodaftertrauma.ca/mama-untriggered 

    • 22 min
    S3E64: Handling Grief and Rage Responsibly in Trauma Recovery

    S3E64: Handling Grief and Rage Responsibly in Trauma Recovery

    Are you in the midst of processing grief and feeling anger or rage bubbling to the surface but aren't sure how to handle those emotions? This conversation with Faith Sage may help you to navigate those emotions. Links:Join the Mamahood After Trauma Inner Circle: https://bit.ly/MATinnercircleGet FREE access to the Mama Untriggered Starter Kit: mamahoodaftertrauma.ca/mama-untriggered

    • 16 min
    S3E63: Unshakeable Bonds: Protecting Your Family from Toxic Entanglements

    S3E63: Unshakeable Bonds: Protecting Your Family from Toxic Entanglements

    Have you ever felt like an outsider in your own family? Like the very people who should offer unconditional love are the ones inflicting deep emotional wounds? For many mamas, toxic in-law relationships can feel like a suffocating weight, each interaction an arduous battle to protect their boundaries and inner peace.
    If this resonates, you're not alone. In this raw, candid conversation, one mama courageously shares her journey through the turmoil of strained family ties. Despite enduring years of emotional upheaval, her resilience shines as a beacon of hope, guiding the way to reclaiming your power.
    Through profound vulnerability and hard-won wisdom, you'll gain:
    Powerful Strategies for Nurturing Your Marriage
    - Learn how to foster open communication that reinforces you and your partner as a united front- Discover tools for navigating differing in-law relationships while staying true to your core values - Understand the critical importance of validating each other's experiences without judgment
    Insights for Safeguarding Your Children
    - Powerful reminders that your sacred role is shielding little ones from collateral damage- Practical tips for maintaining honesty while limiting exposure to toxic behaviors- Examples of how to prioritize your child's emotional well-being above all else
    Guidance for Breaking Free from Resentment
    - Explore methods for releasing anger and bitterness through radical self-compassion- Learn how to interrupt the cycle of hurt by meeting yourself with kindness - Understand why forgiveness is an inside job, not dependent on others' actions
    Inspiration for Reclaiming Your Self-Worth
    - Reminders that you have agency in choosing the family dynamic that serves you best- Stories illustrating that your boundaries and inner peace should be the top priority- Insights into separating your self-worth from external validation or approval
    As the host shares, "At the end of the day, you know what you're presenting is the truth. And it's uncomfortable, but having that comfortability in yourself will keep you going."
    Are you ready to step into your power and manifest the healthy family bonds you deserve? Let this mama's resilience be your guide, lighting the path forward one brave step at a time.Links: Join the Mamahood After Trauma Inner Circle: https://bit.ly/MATinnercircleGet FREE access to the Mama Untriggered Starter Kit: mamahoodaftertrauma.ca/mama-untriggered 

    • 29 min
    S3E62: Resilience Redefined: A Mama's Path to Self-Love After Abuse

    S3E62: Resilience Redefined: A Mama's Path to Self-Love After Abuse

    In the thick of motherhood, it's all too easy to feel suffocated by the weight of past traumas. The darkness clings like a stubborn shadow, each day an arduous battle to keep that inner light flickering. For survivors walking the path of healing, that sense of being trapped can feel inescapable – a waking nightmare where hope seems an impossible dream.
    But what if the faintest spark still burns within, waiting to be fanned into an unstoppable blaze?
    This powerful conversation follows Caitlin's courageous journey from a childhood wracked by abuse to becoming a teenage mom still grappling with trauma's grip. Despite enduring unimaginable pain that once threatened to extinguish her light forever, her resilience shines through as she vulnerably shares her path to reclaiming herself.
    Through the rawness of Caitlin's experiences, you'll gain insight into:
    Why surrounding yourself with an understanding community is critical for sustaining healing efforts
    How reparenting your inner child helps cultivate more empathy and patience in your own parenting
    Practical first steps for beginning – or restarting – your healing journey, even after setbacks
    The vital importance of feeling your emotions fully, however excruciating that may feel
    Maintaining faith that freedom from the past's hold awaits when you persist
    "Don't give up," Caitlin shares from hard-won wisdom. "Recovery is possible. You are worthy just because of who you are." No matter how formidable the road ahead may seem, her vulnerability and resilience prove an unshakable truth: the power to reignite that inner fire lives within you.
    Are you ready to fan the faintest flicker into an unstoppable blaze of healing? Let Caitlin's story inspire you to keep taking courageous steps forward, one at a time.Join the Mamahood After Trauma Inner Circle: https://bit.ly/MATinnercircleGet FREE access to the Mama Untriggered Starter Kit here

    • 12 min
    S3E61: Untangling Emotions: A Mama's Guide to Identifying Trauma Triggers

    S3E61: Untangling Emotions: A Mama's Guide to Identifying Trauma Triggers

    As a mama, have you ever felt the weight of past trauma casting a shadow over even the joyful moments with your little ones? The emotional turmoil can leave you grappling to understand your triggers, struggling to find that peaceful presence you so desperately crave. But what if you could finally break free from that grip and reclaim your strength?
    In this candid conversation, Emily gets real about her personal journey learning to regulate her nervous system amidst the chaos of colic, acid reflux, and the constant noise of young children. Despite the overwhelm, she found a path to healing by tuning into her body's signals and uncovering the root memories fueling her triggers in the present. You'll gain insight into:
    • Developing emotional awareness by creating a safe space to feel your feelings without judgment• Identifying your unique emotional triggers and the questions to ask for reframing• Practical first steps to begin your journey of nervous system healing
    As Emily shares, the numbing of difficult emotions in childhood created a disconnection from herself. But by turning inward with curiosity, not condemnation, she began to recognize how past trauma was manifesting physically. "We have the choice, the task of learning how to regulate our emotions...so our kids don't pick up our habits of blowing up [or] stuffing emotions."
    Healing your triggers is about more than just feeling better in the moment. It's about breaking the cycle for the next generation by modeling emotional regulation. It's building the skills to respond from a place of peaceful presence, not reactivity. And it's the inspiration that despite the tangles of the past, a joyful, connected mamahood is possible when you do the inner work.
    Are you ready to untangle the knot of trauma and step into the warmth of emotional freedom? Let this raw, relatable conversation be your first step toward reclaiming your peaceful presence as a mama.Join the Mamahood After Trauma Inner Circle: https://bit.ly/MATinnercircleGet FREE access to the Mama Untriggered Starter Kit: mamahoodaftertrauma.ca/mama-untriggered

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

LadyBlackwood ,

Awesome Emily

This was such a great podcast to be a part of! The host knows exactly what to ask, how to frame the questions in intelligent and comprehensive ways, and shares genuine enthusiasm for what the guest is expressing or discussing.

Ingrid.me ,

Excellent discussion

A welcoming environment and warm conversation. Thank you for a lovely interview!

Goody1128 ,

Really helpful discussions!

Emily and her guests have great (and deep) conversations about real world issues and challenges. She offers up real solutions for her audience. She is doing valuable work!

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