Significant trauma often leads to suffering in silence; feeling alone in grief, shame, hurt, and sadness. It can be hard to imagine that we can ever overcome our trauma or see it as having any benefit towards our personal growth and development. Yet with so many of us living with a history of trauma, a new perspective is needed. That’s where Stephanie Hutchins comes in. Stephanie has made it her life’s work to help shift painful beliefs around trauma into a sense of empowerment from the courage shown to overcome them. On this episode I have a beautifully inspiring conversation with Stephanie about what it means to grow and thrive after trauma. She shares incredible guidance and resources to navigate that path from trauma to triumph. We discuss how to begin looking at trauma not as a place of disadvantage, rather as a place of power and strength and to have pride over what we have been able to perceiver through. How we can change the meanings we’ve placed behind our experiences and our past in order to flourish and shine.
Stephanie herself overcame early life trauma to be be hugely successful and impactful in the healing and empowering of others. Stephanie M. Hutchins, PhD, is the author of Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth, which helps individuals overcome trauma and cope with stress. She is a Certified Life Coach, Stress Management Coach, Advanced Wellness Coach, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, and Yoga Instructor. She also owns Serotinous Life, a company that helps individuals harness the power of post-traumatic growth. Dr. Hutchins taught about the human body as a college professor for 12 years, and the capabilities of the mind and body continue to fascinate her. She guides others in harnessing the power of their mind and body to overcome tremendous hardship brought on by the inevitable stresses of life. Dr. Hutchins combines yoga principles, her knowledge of the human body, and her healing journey to empower others with tools to fuel massive personal and professional growth.
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