Episode 73: You Are Not Broken — an Embodied Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma with Michelle Roberton
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In this episode, sexual trauma survivor and healer Michelle Roberton and I...

  • talk about dissociation as a protective mechanism for surviving abuse
  • discuss how Michelle's process of embodiment resurrected buried memories and flashbacks of her sexual trauma and how she worked through that
  • discuss how talk therapy re-traumatized Michelle and how felt sense and somatic work helped her heal and reclaim her sovereignty
  • share several ways that our sex is traumatized beyond physical sexual abuse, including menopause, childbirth, and religion
  • explore the reclamation of creativity, expression, play, fun, pleasure, and more when we heal our sex
  • share the ways nonphysical sexual trauma shows up in men
  • discuss the overall detrimental effects of porn on our sex
  • explore how sex begins outside the bedroom and what that looks like
  • discuss the role of acceptance and forgiveness in healing sexual trauma
  • share how Michelle deals with triggers and her daily practice of talking to herself
  • share how Michelle playfully and creatively changed her language to create a reality in which she was whole and not broken
  • talk about patterns of self-sabotage and noticing the feelings in our bodies while offering nurturing and nourishment to our whole selves

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Belief Beyond the Binary self-paced course

No Bad Parts by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

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