Overcoming Adversity: Discover Your Authentic Self by Retraining Your Brain for Success and Sustainable Happiness with Amy Morin & Rachel Grant
Original Air Date Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The most powerful resource we have as human beings is our mental strength. If we are strong in our minds, resilient in our heads and have a strength of heart we can pretty much accomplish anything, including moving forward after sexual abuse. Did you know that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience some form of sexual abuse or assault in their lifetime? Making your voice heard is a pivotal step in healing past conditioning and trauma. During this episode, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks to two women who through their work have proven that it is possible to strip away past influences to become your best, most wonderful self. Amy Morin is a Global Expert on mental strength. She provides strategies women can use to build mental muscle and navigate the patriarchal world. And, Rachel Grant is a coach who creates and facilitates programs to help trauma survivors regain their mental health and wellness.
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- After a series of losses in her life, Amy wanted to know what made some people resilient and others not. [1:47]
- The subtle differences between men and women in their resilience. [3:48]
- The modern-day dangers women and girls face and the things mentally strong women don’t do. [4:54]
- The importance of making your voice heard. [15:46]
- How uplifting and supporting one another can change life for the better. [21:57]
Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor, and psychotherapist. She is the author of the national bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, as well as 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do.
Book: 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do
- Rachel shares the personal journey that led her to create the Beyond Surviving program to get survivors the support they need. [26:41]
- The three stages of abuse recovery to heal trauma. [32:30]
- Understanding how trauma affects the brain and nervous system. [44:21]
Rachel Grant, MA is the owner and founder of Rachel Grant Coaching. She is also the author of Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse. She works with survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are sick and tired of feeling broken and unfixable. She provides a compassionate and challenging approach for her clients while using coaching as opposed to therapeutic models.
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