Transforming Suffering to Freedom: Gain Greater Resilience with Dr. Elizabeth Stanley & Blake D. Bauer
Original Air Date Wednesday, April 21, 2021
When we are children, unbeknownst to us, neural pathways are being wired together in our brains. This neural-biological wiring colors all our future decisions, how we deal with stress and trauma, and our level of contentment. If we experienced trauma as children, shifting how we interact with the world is not always easy. To discover strategies and concepts that help us heal, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two authors who have their own personal, transformational journeys. Dr. Elizabeth Stanley studies the neural biological wiring in our brain as it relates to stress and trauma. She shares concepts and strategies from her book, Widen the Window. And, Blake D. Bauer found his way out of addiction through meditation and mindfulness which he describes in his book, You Were Not Born to Suffer.
Dr. Elizabeth Stanley — The Science of Resilience:
- Dr. Stanley explains her Widen the Window metaphor for resilience. [2:13]
- The thinking brain and the survival brain process stressors differently. [4:21]
- In her book, Widen the Window, Dr. Stanley studies the science of stress trauma and resilience. [6:35]
- Strategies for recovering stress and trauma and widen your window. [13:33]
- The acceptable cultural behaviors that are double-edged swords. [19:28]
- Intergenerational trauma and how it plays out in families and social environments. [21:44]
Book: Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma
- Blake shares his personal journey through drug addiction. [28:01}
- Transforming self-judgment and self-destructive habits into self-love and self-care. [35:02]
- Blake explains the concepts of unconditional self-acceptance, self-love, and functional sanity. [40:45]
- The illusion of normalcy and the difficult task of surviving this world when you are exhausted. [46:33]
- Science shows mindfulness and meditation heals and it’s free to everyone. [51:08]
Book: You Were Not Born to Suffer: Love Yourself Back to Inner Peace, Health, Happiness & Fulfillment
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