Forgiving Yourself with Dr. Keesha Ewers
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In this episode we’re visiting with Dr. Keesha Ewers, who struggled with rheumatoid arthritis as an embodiment of repressed sexual abuse. In her study of Ayurvedic medicine, she has found that most people with autoimmune disease have the 4 Ps present:

  1. Holding on to poison from past pain
  2. People pleasing
  3. Perfectionism 
  4. Pitta of the Ayurvedic dosha spectrum

What can happen with undigested trauma, even seemingly insignificant events get meanings and actions attached to them.  Those subconscious beliefs usually can’t be fixed by yourself.  The mind that created the belief can’t fix it.  As Dr. Keesha says, sometimes you need to borrow a brain that is trained to see patterns, such as a therapist, to resolve the issues.

Later, Dr. Keesha was diagnosed with breast cancer and she was immediately able to see that the tumor came from her self-hatred over something that had happened to her children.  She had done the work to help them heal and forgive, but hadn’t forgiven herself.  

Dr. Keesha Ewers is an integrative medicine expert, Doctor of Sexology, Family Practice ARNP, Psychotherapist, herbalist, is board certified in functional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, and is the founder and medical director of the Academy for Integrative Medicine Health Coach Certification Program.

Dr. Keesha has been in the medical field for over 30 years. After conducting the HURT Study in 2013 (Healing Un-Resolved Trauma), she developed the HURT Model for understanding how past childhood trauma impacts adult health. This led to the creation of the You Unbroken online program for patients to heal their own trauma and the Mystic Medicine deep immersion healing retreats she leads at her home on San Juan Island, WA.

Dr. Keesha is a popular speaker, including at Harvard and from the TEDx stage, and the best-selling author of Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle: The Woman’s Guide to Reclaiming Emotional Freedom and Vibrant Health, The Quick and Easy Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook: Anti-Inflammatory Recipes with 7 Ingredients or Less for Busy People, and Your Libido Story: A workbook for women who want to find, fix, and free their sexual desire. You can listen to her Mystic Medicine Radio Show and find her programs at 

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