15 episodes

When you experience something traumatic, who do you call for help? How much education have you received about your brain, biology and their connection to your behavior? Are you familiar with the Amygdala (“Your Feelings Creator”) and one of the six Primitive Brain Systems that are predictably programmed by psychological trauma?When you or a loved one needs psychological help, it's hard to know what to say or do. Start here! Join Dr. Alauna, Trauma Psychiatrist, who believes in a comprehensive, empathy-based approach to healing from trauma. Regardless of the events leading to the traumatic experience (ex. physical abuse, sexual trauma, climate disasters, or even invisible wounds like invalidation), the impact on the brain’s programming is the same. It's time to de-stigmatize trauma as an experience that happens to everyone and evolve our ability to self-regulate our emotions. This is your weekly go-to for all questions about mental and emotional health, trauma recovery, brain science and more!Visit www.dralauna.com to learn more about Dr. Alauna, Trauma Psychiatrist

Minding Your Amygdala - A Brain, Body, Behavior Podcast Dr. Alauna Curry

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

When you experience something traumatic, who do you call for help? How much education have you received about your brain, biology and their connection to your behavior? Are you familiar with the Amygdala (“Your Feelings Creator”) and one of the six Primitive Brain Systems that are predictably programmed by psychological trauma?When you or a loved one needs psychological help, it's hard to know what to say or do. Start here! Join Dr. Alauna, Trauma Psychiatrist, who believes in a comprehensive, empathy-based approach to healing from trauma. Regardless of the events leading to the traumatic experience (ex. physical abuse, sexual trauma, climate disasters, or even invisible wounds like invalidation), the impact on the brain’s programming is the same. It's time to de-stigmatize trauma as an experience that happens to everyone and evolve our ability to self-regulate our emotions. This is your weekly go-to for all questions about mental and emotional health, trauma recovery, brain science and more!Visit www.dralauna.com to learn more about Dr. Alauna, Trauma Psychiatrist

    Secondary Trauma - How to Cope when you Witness Tragedy

    Secondary Trauma - How to Cope when you Witness Tragedy

    We are absorbing an INCREDIBLE amount of trauma lately. From the very public medical emergency of Damar Hamlin, to the release of brutal footage of police beating Tyre Nichols, we find ourselves in the space to again, be a witness. According to dictionary.com, to be a witness is to "be present, personally see or perceive a thing; a beholder, spectator, or eyewitness."This episode of MYA is centered on the importance of building our individual trauma resilience skills. There ...

    • 32 min
    Parenting Traumatized Humans : A Look at ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events)

    Parenting Traumatized Humans : A Look at ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events)

    We are seeing the numbers of children struggling with emotions skyrocketing, and as a trauma psychiatrist, it makes sense to me. Traumas create predictable patterns in our psychological and biological health. The pandemic was/IS a shared, global trauma that all humans experienced, and if a large number of "adults" are struggling with "post-" traumatic mental health effects, then of course, the children are suffering, too. In this episode, we will dive into 3 common challenge...

    • 37 min
    The Humans are Gangbanging!

    The Humans are Gangbanging!

    Why does it seem like humanity is gang-banging right now? How we achieve Unity in such a Divided Society? We're called the "United States" but it seems we are more divided than ever. I haven't heard anyone say that they think humans are doing OK. "Mass global mental health crisis" is a term we hear more and more. There aren't even enough mental health practitioners, especially who are FULLY trauma trained to even manage the number of people struggling emotionally. What do we ...

    • 34 min
    Are We Truly "Aware" of Mental Illness?

    Are We Truly "Aware" of Mental Illness?

    In October, we observed Mental Illness Awareness Week. In that time I asked myself, as a society, Are we TRULY AWARE of mental illness? (Spoiler: NOOOOooo!)This month, we take the time to acknowledge and raise awareness of many different conditions we call “mental illness” like Depression, Schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, Dementia, Bipolar Disorder and more. However, as I listen to society debate the many pressing issues of our current society, the widespread violence and chaos, or hypo...

    • 33 min
    SOS: Saving Our Selves from Suicide

    SOS: Saving Our Selves from Suicide

    Suicide, or intentionally taking one’s own life, is complex; it involves psychological, social, biological, cultural, and environmental factors. Join us this week for an important conversation about one of the most preventable public health emergencies in our society today: suicide. Talking about it can save a life.Some statistics about suicide:Globally, there is one suicide about every 40 seconds. In the U.S., there is a suicide every 13.7 minutes. Suicide is the 10th l...

    • 35 min
    Let's Talk About Sex!

    Let's Talk About Sex!

    New Season Alert!!! Minding Your Amygdala : A Brain, Body & Behavior Podcast is Back!Sex! What a loaded word! It can mean so many different things to so many people, yet it is one of the hardest things to talk about! Which means our amygdalas have a LOT to do with the human experience of SEX!In this episode of Minding Your Amygdala, we will dive into some key elements of sex: why it's so difficult to discuss in a healthy way, why there is so much disagreement and d...

    • 31 min

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Trauma Body 101

If you have trauma, or want to understand someone in your life with trauma-related mental illness, welcome to Trauma Body 101. As the doctor says, we do not have formal education around emotions but here it is, this is the minimum of biological information everyone with a brain should understand about themselves. Not only is this a nugget of pure valuable information, the Doctor is flippin’ HILAriouS. Lol many times. I could listen to her crack jokes about trauma all day. That’s a gift.

KRenee* ,

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Each time I have a virtual encounter with Dr. Alauna, I feel like I just completed a therapy session and can’t wait until the next session. I walk away with an increased knowledge base and a profound understanding of trauma and the impact it’s had on my life and those I love. There’s so much more to learn, but I know so much more about the brain and how it works. By all means do therapy if you must, but please make sure you get training and an education from an expert! I’m counting down to the Trauma C.U.R.E workshop in June. Parting with yet another smile and Minding My Amygdala.

Kimmy Rey ,

This is what we need

Dr. Alauna is the voice we need in this space! Thank you for sharing your expertise and your story with us. This podcast is a must for anyone who is dealing with or has dealt with trauma.

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