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The Podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma gets stored in the body and what you can do to heal.

Trauma Rewired Jennifer Wallace & Elisabeth Kristof

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    • 4.8 • 231 Ratings

The Podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma gets stored in the body and what you can do to heal.

    Chronic Fatigue, Functional Freeze, and Depression

    Chronic Fatigue, Functional Freeze, and Depression

    Depression is one of the most researched mood disorders, but if we look a bit deeper into how depression is able to develop, it is more nuanced than we think. This means, treating depression isn’t a one size fits all solution.

    It is agreed upon that depression is a chemical imbalance and can be treated with SSRIs or SNRIs, etc., which can work for some, but this doesn’t always work for everyone. Understanding what happens in the body and brain when it comes to nervous system outputs and how we are wired, as well as our connection to nature and sunlight, we can start to understand the complexities of depression, and find ways to treat it at an individual level.
    In today’s episode, Elisabeth and Jennifer are joined by Matt Bush to talk about depression, chronic fatigue and functional freeze, and how they are all interlinked with one another. They discuss myths about depression and how pharmaceuticals aren’t the only, or best, way to treat depression. Also, how we may become wired toward depression at a young age by witnessing and mimicking caregivers in their own depressive states and how social connection, nature, and neurodrills that produce domaine, can help rewire the brain.
    Depression can look and feel insidious, but its main function is to be protective. If we reframe the way we look at depression, we can be effective in healing it. 
    Join us to learn about this and more!


    Topics discussed in this episode:
     
    Different levels of freeze responses
    The overlap of functional freeze and burnout
    Chronic fatigue as a protective output
    What is depression?
    Some myths about depression
    Are pharmaceuticals necessary to treat depression?
    How depression can be wired into us by mimicking our primary caregivers
    Social connection as a way to rewire depression
    Dopamine’s role in the correlation between addiction and depression
    How neurodrills can rewire and change brain chemistry
    Nature as a healing tool
    The socioeconomic and cultural impact on the nervous system
     
    Learn more about the Neuro-Somatic Intelligence Coaching program and sign up for the spring cohort now! https://www.neurosomaticintelligence.com
     
    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer on the Brain Based Membership site: https://www.rewiretrial.com
     
    Join the Next Level Neuro Mentorship Program:
    https://www.nextlevelneuro.com/a/2147666262/2U4AvzLR
     
    REWIRE RETREAT 
    https://www.thenatureofmindbody.com/book-online
     
    Contact us about private Rewire Neuro-Somatic Coaching: https://brainbased-wellness.com/rewire-private-neuro-somatic-coaching/
     
    Connect with us on social media: @trauma.rewired
     
    Join the Trauma Rewired Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/761101225132846
     
    FREE 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs from Athletic Greens when you use my exclusive offer: https://www.drinkag1.com/rewired
     
    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com



    Trauma Rewired podcast  is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any decisions based on what you hear. 
    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are having a negative impact on your health and well-being. 
    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911. 
    We do our best to stay current in research, but older episodes are always available.  We don’t warrant or guarantee that this podcast contains complete, accur

    • 53 min
    Burnout

    Burnout

    magine a flame that isn’t receiving adequate fuel, slowly dying down. This is a great visualization of what happens in the body when we are experiencing burnout. When we push past our capacity and boundaries, while doing things that may not be authentic or aligned with us, we are essentially burning through our reserves faster than we can replenish them.
    This is so common for people to experience in our society, with so many pressures to do more constantly. The demand it has on our physical, mental, and emotional health is greater than we think. This is not to villainize growth, growth is good, but taking the time for rest and recovery is essential for that growth to be sustainable. 
    In this episode, our hosts Elisabeth and Jennifer discuss what burnout means, and dive deep into the science behind what happens in the body when we push ourselves further than our capacities can handle, and end up feeling tired, dissociated, and uninspired. They touch on the warning signs of burnout, as well as possible causes, such as social media, self abandonment, attachment styles, and socioeconomic pressures.
    The Western world rewards those who push themselves whether that is through physical training, needing to be at every event to maintain social connections, or even in our own somatic healing. Doing more, in less time, has become so intertwined in our culture, it’s no wonder so many of us experience high levels of stress and burnout, when it doesn’t have to be that way.
    Tune in to learn about burnout and learn the importance of rest and recovery so you can live a more present, fulfilling life, with your best foot forward. 
    You don’t want to miss this one!


    Topics discussed in this episode:
     
    What is burnout? Getting real with our capacity Adrenal burnout and cortisol levels How sleep and rest is crucial for integration and repair How social media and blue light exposure adds to the stress bucket What is functional freeze? Misalignment and inauthenticity’s role in burnout How the cognitive load of high sensory input can affect stress levels Being performative as an indicator of burnout The different ways we exceed our capacity How women and men differ when it comes to stress levels  
     
    Learn more about the Neuro-Somatic Intelligence Coaching program and sign up for the spring cohort now! https://www.neurosomaticintelligence.com
     
     
    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer on the Brain Based Membership site: https://www.rewiretrial.com
     
    Contact us about private Rewire Neuro-Somatic Coaching: https://brainbased-wellness.com/rewire-private-neuro-somatic-coaching/
     
    Connect with us on social media: @trauma.rewired
     
    Join the Trauma Rewired Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/761101225132846
     
    FREE 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs from Athletic Greens when you use my exclusive offer: https://www.drinkag1.com/rewired
     
    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com
     
     
    Trauma Rewired podcast  is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any decisions based on what you hear. 
    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are having a negative impact on your health and well-being. 
    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911. 
    We do our best to stay current in research, but older episodes are always available.  We don’t warrant or guarantee that this podca

    • 35 min
    Somatic Memory

    Somatic Memory

    As humans we rely on visual memory the most, but what if we told you that memories, especially memories that were formed before we had language, live primarily in our bodies. It’s safe to say, the body keeps score, more than we know. 
    It can be extremely dis-regulating to try to retrieve memories that live in the body without proper training because the visual aspect of the memory may not correlate to the sensations that show up in the body. This is why having awareness and training is so crucial to the healing process, which is what we will be discussing in today’s episode.
    In this episode, our hosts Elisabeth and Jennifer sit down to discuss how somatic memories are stored in the body and the science behind the whole process. Our hormones, cells, and epigenetics play a crucial role, and understanding how they store and express trauma through our thoughts, behaviors, and decisions, we can start to really heal on a deep level. Possibly even heal parts of ourselves we didn’t know needed healing.
    Just as our brain and body can be wired, they can also be rewired. Through our awareness and understanding, and by learning effective tools to dig deep and re-pattern those hidden parts of ourselves. 
    Tune in to hear this and more!


    Topics discussed in this episode:
     
    How we trust visual memory over somatic memory The science behind preverbal memory The role hormones play in somatic memory Freedom in repatterning the nervous system Cellular health and cellular memory Memories are stored in our cells How water holds memories Generational trauma and our collective memory  
     
    Contact us about private Rewire Neuro-Somatic Coaching: https://brainbased-wellness.com/rewire-private-neuro-somatic-coaching/
    Learn more about the Neuro-Somatic Intelligence Coaching program and sign up for the spring cohort now! https://www.neurosomaticintelligence.com
     
    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer on the Brain Based Membership site: https://www.rewiretrial.com
     
    Connect with us on social media: @trauma.rewired
     
    Join the Trauma Rewired Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/761101225132846
     
    FREE 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs from Athletic Greens when you use my exclusive offer: https://www.drinkag1.com/rewired
     
    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com
     
     
    Trauma Rewired podcast  is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any decisions based on what you hear. 
    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are having a negative impact on your health and well-being. 
    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911. 
    We do our best to stay current in research, but older episodes are always available.  We don’t warrant or guarantee that this podcast contains complete, accurate or up-to-date information. It’s very important to talk to a medical professional about your individual needs, as we aren’t responsible for any actions you take based on the information you hear in this podcast.
    We  invite guests onto the podcast. Please note that we don’t verify the accuracy of their statements. Our organization does not endorse third-party content and the views of our guests do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.
    We talk about general neuro-science and nervous system health, but you are unique. These are conversations for a wide audience. They are gener

    • 37 min
    Memory

    Memory

    Explore the intricate world of memory and trauma and delve into how generational trauma impacts our nervous system, behavior, and even our genes. Discover the fascinating science behind neuropeptides, epigenetics, and how your body stores and processes traumatic memories. 
    The hosts explore how generational trauma manifests through behavioral, nervous system, and epigenetic changes, and discuss how consistent, daily practices can aid in reshaping the brain and healing somatic experiences. They emphasize the importance of working with the nervous system, highlighting the availability of various healing modalities and practitioners.
    Elisabeth and Jennifer  illuminate the interplay between mind, body, and soul, stressing how memories live in our bodies and influence various physiological functions, from heart rate to muscle tension. They delve into the intricacies of how early experiences, ingrained somatic memories, and emotional landscapes affect our present health and relationships.
    This episode underscores the capacity to rewire the nervous system and the empowerment that comes from understanding and transforming past traumas.
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    the impact of past traumatic experiences on individuals through biological, behavioral, and epigenetic changes.
    Consistent, daily nervous system work as a crucial part of trauma healing and reshaping brain development.
    Differentiating between explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious) memories and their storage in various parts of the brain.
    How cells in the body store and retain information, challenging traditional views of memory.
    The connection between chronic stress, trauma, and cellular health, including mitochondria and immune response.
    The role of past experiences in shaping nervous system responses and the potential for rewiring and regulation.
    The impact of trauma on physical sensations and muscle tension, leading to potential health issues like heart disease.
    The significance of emotional processing in handling traumatic memories and enabling effective memory recall.
     
    Neurosomatic Intelligence is Enrolling now. Book a Discovery Call! 
    https://calendly.com/traumarewired/nsi-discovery-call-with-jennifer



    Ready to transform Anxiety? 
    Join lead NSI educator Matt Bush for an in-depth workshop where we peel back the layers of anxiety’s complexities and reveal the pathway to lasting relief. https://neurosomaticintelligence.com/rewireanxiety/ 
     
    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer: https://www.rewiretrial.com 
     
    If you would like to WATCH the episode and/or have closed captions, check out our TraumaRewired YOUTUBE Channel 
    https://www.youtube.com/@TraumaRewired 
     
    Connect with us on social media: 
    @trauma.rewired
     
    Join the Trauma Rewired Facebook Group! 
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/761101225132846 
     
    FREE 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs from Athletic Greens when you use my exclusive offer: https://www.drinkag1.com/rewired 
     
    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com 
     
    Full Disclaimer 
    Trauma Rewired podcast is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any decisions based on what you hear.
    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are having a negative impact on your health and well-being. 
    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911. 
    We do our be

    • 40 min
    Anxiety

    Anxiety

    In this episode of Trauma Rewired, hosts Jennifer Wallace and Elisabeth Kristof are joined by Matt Bush as they unpack anxiety. The conversation starts with an exploration of how neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD and autism impact executive functioning, sensory processing, and create hypersensitivities that lead to emotional overwhelm. They highlight the importance of self-assessment and retraining of sensory systems to better manage these challenges. Elisabeth Kristof further connects developmental and complex trauma to nervous system responses, noting how trauma shapes our interpretation of signals and can keep individuals in a constant state of fight, flight, or freeze. Jennifer Wallace emphasizes the crucial aspect of self-awareness and deep self-knowledge in managing anxiety, advocating for practices that foster body awareness, emotional expression, and self-regulation.
    Anxiety is not just a mental disorder but a physiological response emanating from sensory mismatches and respiratory inefficiencies. Chronic hyperventilation, for example, sends constant threat signals to the brain, keeping the nervous system on high alert. Through regular neuro training and specific breathing exercises, individuals can better regulate their nervous systems and reduce anxiety. 
    Let’s reframe anxious thoughts and use cognitive tools to consider positive outcomes, thereby preventing the negative spiral of anxiety and trauma.
    Discuss the tangible benefits of applying neurosomatic principles to everyday life. Explore sensory mismatches, emphasizing the need to address deficits in visual, vestibular, somatosensory, and interoceptive systems to alleviate anxiety. We advocate for ongoing self-assessment and retraining as ways to establish a new baseline of wellness. 
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Impact of Neurodivergence
    Trauma and Nervous System Responses
    Self-Assessment and Sensory Retraining
    Role of Chronic Hyperventilation
    Anxiety as a Physiological State
    Cognitive Reframing of Anxiety
    Female-Specific Anxieties
    Sensory Mismatch and Anxiety
     
    Neurosomatic Intelligence is Enrolling now! Book your Discovery call:
    https://calendly.com/traumarewired/nsi-discovery-call-with-jennifer
     
    Ready to transform Anxiety?
    Join lead NSI educator Matt Bush for an in-depth workshop where we peel back the
    layers of anxiety’s complexities and reveal the pathway to lasting relief.
    https://neurosomaticintelligence.com/rewireanxiety/
     
    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer:
    https://www.rewiretrial.com
     
    If you would like to WATCH the episode and/or have closed captions, check out our
    TraumaRewired YOUTUBE Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/@TraumaRewired
     
    Connect with us on social media:
    @trauma.rewired
     
    Join the Trauma Rewired Facebook Group!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/761101225132846



    FREE 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs from Athletic Greens when you use
    my exclusive offer: https://www.drinkag1.com/rewired
     
    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com



    Full Disclaimer
    Trauma Rewired podcast is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute
    medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a
    qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any
    decisions based on what you hear.
     
    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and
    disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek
    professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are
    having a negative impact on your health and well-being.
    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental
    health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
    If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911.
    We do our best to stay

    • 57 min
    Redefining Mental Health From An NSI Perspective

    Redefining Mental Health From An NSI Perspective

    "The mental health system's adherence to the medical model not only neglects the complex interplay of genetic, developmental and environmental factors, but also serves to stigmatize and marginalize those who suffer."
     
    In the premiere episode of Season 4, hosts Elisabeth Kristof and Jennifer Wallace dive deep into the challenges and impacts of mental and physical health diagnoses from a Neurosomatic Intelligence (NSI) perspective. They share their personal journeys, battling with insomnia, anxiety, depression, gut dysfunction, breast cancer, and more, to highlight the importance of community support, validation, and autonomy during treatment.
     
    Throughout the episode, the hosts advocate for a deeper understanding and compassion towards individual sensory systems and neurodivergence, stressing the need to reduce shame and stigma. They introduce the upcoming episodes of the season, teeming with guests who will explore structural forces, therapy decolonization, healing, and identity.
     
    Both hosts share their profound discoveries from diving into complex trauma and nervous system health, promising to tackle crucial topics like depression, anxiety, ADHD, and the intersection of mind and body in the episodes to come.
     
    Topics discussed in this episode :
     
    Mental and physical health diagnoses and the impact a diagnosis has
    Understanding individual sensory systems and neurodivergence
    Depression, anxiety, ADHD, chronic fatigue, and burnout
    Structural forces, therapy decolonization, healing, and identity
    Examining trauma's impact on the nervous system
    Critique of current mental health model and systemic biases
    Link between chronic stress and disease
    Correlation between developmental trauma and coping mechanisms like addiction
    Terminology changes, dropping "disorder," and understanding neurology of identity and beliefs
    Importance of nervous system health and regulation
     
    For those eager to join the hosts on a rejuvenating retreat, further details can be found at rewireretreat.org. Don't miss out on an intimate opportunity for reflection, recharge, and rewiring your inner self.
     
    Neurosomatic Intelligence is Enrolling now! 
    https://www.neurosomaticintelligence.com
     
    Ready to transform Anxiety?
    Join lead NSI educator Matt Bush for an in-depth workshop where we peel back the layers of anxiety’s complexities and reveal the pathway to lasting relief. 
    https://neurosomaticintelligence.com/rewireanxiety/
     
    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer:
    https://www.rewiretrial.com
     
    If you would like to WATCH the episode and/or have closed captions, check out our TraumaRewired YOUTUBE Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/@TraumaRewired



    Connect with us on social media:
    @trauma.rewired
     
    Join the Trauma Rewired Facebook Group!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/761101225132846



    FREE 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs from Athletic Greens when you use my exclusive offer: https://www.drinkag1.com/rewired
     
    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com



    Full Disclaimer
     
    Trauma Rewired podcast is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute
    medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a
    qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any
    decisions based on what you hear.
    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and
    disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek
    professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are
    having a negative impact on your health and well-being.
    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental
    health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
    If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911.
    We do our best to stay cur

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

aslelgmelsmdn ,

Absolutely essential information

This podcast has been instrumental in my healing and I thank them from the bottom of my heart from helping me to understand myself. The information is presented in a way that makes the science easier to understand and each episode is hugely helpful and validating.

Gdiaz27 ,

Trauma rewired

This podcast was referred to me by a colleague. What an informative and powerful podcast! They offer evidenced based studies along with resources. Now more than ever, we need to learn how to rewire and heal our nervous system. I recommend this podcast to anyone in the mental health field or that wants to learn about mental health.

brijaime ,

C-PTSD and Me

I stumbled upon this podcast and so glad I did! Something happened to me after having Covid for a second time in 2022, it’s like flood gates opened up. I have lived with panic disorder with agoraphobia since I was 18, but I understood that and the symptoms that would come with it. But now at 43 I am realizing that the PTSD from my past and the trauma of going through Covid did something inside me. All of these memories come up randomly and I cry and cry. Lots of random crying these days. I finally was diagnosed after advocating for months to my therapist and doctor. But the shame episode really resonated with me. Since I was a kid I always felt like I was wrong, bad or not a good kid, also always nervous. My mom never expressed emotions and never talked about how she was. The only emotion I really saw from her was anger. Thanks for this podcast and for all the knowledge you are sharing with people like myself. I just want to heal.
-Brianna

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