Unf#ck Your Brain – Trauma, PTSD and Long Term Illness
March 1, 2019
This week I welcome Dr Faith Harper back to Ready for Love Radio. She’s the author of Unf#ck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers (Five Minute Therapy Book 1). I’m almost finished with the book, then have to start another one. We did 2 interviews, last week we premiered the first show about how the brain works and our brain along with anxiety, depression and how they impact the brain. If you miss either show, I’ll be including the links to both show page so you can catch up later if needed.
This week we talk about how the brain works along with trauma – in a way you can understand. We also talk about the brain, trauma and PTSD. Including a detailed explanation about PTSD – what it is and what it is not. I also got to ask several questions about emergency surgery, long hospital stays and even recovery from “pump head”. As you may have gathered from the title, there will be adult language in the show. A full list of the topics we discuss is included below, along with links to the books on Amazon, links to Dr Harper and more information about her. I can’t wait to share the information with you!
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Week one replay – Unf#ck Your Brain – Anxiety & Depression in Your Everyday Life – https://podcasts.bcast.fm/e/m84mj0ln
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- Trauma can be an illness, an accident, an injury, a loss or anything in life that kicks your ass. 7 or 8 people out of 100 will have PTSD.
- How does our brain handle trauma?
- Trigger is not just the Lone Ranger’s horse – exercise – page 30
- PTSD – what is it and what makes us more likely to be exposed to it? I initially thought it was only something people in the military had or very severe situations. (pages 38-39)
- Understanding what trauma does to our brain is so critical and I’ve experienced this myself in the last 3 ½ years. It’s a topic we discuss in a support group a lot because we struggle with it – one of these things is known as “pumphead” after open heart surgery and being connected to the heart lung machine and the mind doesn’t work quite right for at least a time after surgery. Do you have any recommendations for this sort of situation?
- Tell us about a “normal” day dealing with trauma – pages 41-46
- What if someone in our lives is dealing with trauma and we want to help – what can we do? Pages 49-50
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About Faith Harper –
Faith Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN is a bad-ass, funny lady with a PhD. She’s a licensed professional counselor, board supervisor, certified sexologist, and applied clinical nutritionist with a private practice and consulting/training business in San Antonio, TX. She has been an adjunct professor and a TEDx presenter, and proudly identifies as a woman of color and uppity intersectional feminist. She is the author of several highly popular “five-minute therapy” zines on subjects such as anxiety, depression, and grief.