Trauma responses and trauma bonds are two things that tend to become addictive to someone who’s experienced trauma for two big reasons. First, it’s familiar. Remember, safety is not familiar to a traumatized person. Pain is. Second, the body keeps re-attempting to finally find safety. Learn about all of this and much more in today’s episode.

Also in this episode:
• why safety is required for trauma healing
• examples of fight, flight and freeze types of trauma responses
• the true meaning of being “triggered” by something
• what trauma bonds look like
• why trauma bonds happen

You can still get the FitFizz shirt that says “do the work” for 25% off with the code TRAUMAWORK through the end of July. There is a tank top and a t-shirt. Thank you for doing the work on trauma with me by taking the time to learn. Please share this with someone you care about and until next time, breathe and be kind to yourself.

Here is a link to the book I mentioned, The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

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I’m Kelly Wilson, owner of and I’m a personal trainer, nutrition coach, behavior change specialist, autoimmune disease educator and I’ve worked in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years.

I’m here to help you ditch the gimmicks, finding strength through your struggles, give you the knowledge for making the smartest choices for your own health and to remind you to celebrate victory all along the way. We are in the middle of a miniseries on all aspects of trauma. If you haven’t heard the first two, I highly recommend those and there will be two more episodes after this week.

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