Medical student by day, women's circle leader by night, Cassandra Wilder sought to discover the source of her body's pain and found the answer in her past. The victim of physical abuse as a child and a dangerous partner as a young woman, Cassandra left her corporate job and traveled to Guatemala where for the first time she experienced the safety of a women's circle. More and more as she healed herself and her practice grew, she saw how shame and trauma in her patients' lives manifested as cysts, infertility, and debilitating cycles; more and more she discovered the power of sharing one's story. In this episode, Cassandra helps identify symptoms of trauma in the body and resources for getting well.
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