61 episodes

A podcast about overwhelming experiences and how to cope with the traces those experiences leave.

The Trauma Tapes Dr. MC McDonald

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

A podcast about overwhelming experiences and how to cope with the traces those experiences leave.

    The Danger of Therapy Speak

    The Danger of Therapy Speak

    We discuss the article by Rebecca Fishbein "Is Therapy-Speak Making Us Selfish?" We have lots of opinions on this subject.  

    • 44 min
    Primer: Default Mode Network

    Primer: Default Mode Network

    We answer a reader question about the default mode network. What is it? How does it work? How does it relate to trauma? And is psilocybin the only thing that helps us shake it up?

    • 46 min
    The Shame of Not Sharing

    The Shame of Not Sharing

    In this episode, the letter writer struggles with the idea of sharing her trauma with family members. We talk about memories, safe spaces, and the power of protecting yourself.

    • 45 min
    Burnout, Take 2

    Burnout, Take 2

    In this episode we talk to the letter writer about the concept of burnout and suggest ways to break out of the shame.   

    • 33 min
    Book Release!!! Unbroken The Trauma Response is Never Wrong

    Book Release!!! Unbroken The Trauma Response is Never Wrong

    The book is FINALLY HERE!!! We celebrate and discuss the book!

    • 40 min
    Sharing Trauma

    Sharing Trauma

    In this episode the letter writer is tempted to make up a past instead of sharing details of his childhood. We talk about integrating your story and the importance of a relational home.  

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

PTSDemon ,

funny

The Trauma Tapes is a really helpful podcast for anyone dealing with trauma — be it childhood neglect, abuse, sexual assault or moral injury. The host is so good off the dome and funny too. The letters they use as jumping off points can be pretty intense but I always learn something, even if the story is a million miles from mine. I’ve listened to most of them four times and have found the Tools very applicable to real life and interesting to explore. If you like Bestie van der Kolk or the new Oprah/Perry book, you’ll prolly like The Trauma Tapes.

jaydenhere ,

Best Podcast in the World

You don’t even need to have experienced trauma to relate to the premium nuggets of how to navigate life from this podcast. So many jewels. This is the podcast you want to binge listen to. Changed my whole perspective on life.

el kell ,

Must listen for anyone going through a challenging time

MC is so smart, knowledgeable and insightful! This podcast helped me tremendously during a difficult time.

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