Linda's Corner: Hope - Healing - Happiness

Transforming childhood trauma into adult freedom with Susan Gold

October 17, 2023 Linda Bjork/Susan Gold Season 4 Episode 42
Linda's Corner: Hope - Healing - Happiness
Transforming childhood trauma into adult freedom with Susan Gold
Show Notes

Susan Gold shows how to break that cyclical pattern of hurt and abused children raising hurt and abused children.  Susan has a background in television and film, is a decorated endurance athlete,  and she is the author of "Toxic Family: Transforming Childhood Trauma into Adult Freedom".  You can reach Susan at her website https://www.susangold.us.

Some of the highlights Susan shares:
Tremendous outward success including working with Barbara Walters, Andy Warhol, Taylor Swift, Jack Black, etc.  and also training with Olympic athletes and ranking nationally in endurance events.
Finding a need to look and heal inwardly after ending a painful marriage with a narcissistic spouse
Recognizing patterns of hurt and abused children raising hurt and abused children
Raised by alcoholic father and a mother who soothed with compulsive eating and diet pills (speed)
The painful awareness that I'm following the cyclical pattern set by my parents
Dealing with the fear of being abandoned and a need for attention
Overcoming codependency   
Our greatest challenges can become our greatest life teachers
Looking at our "life teachers" with compassion and gratitude
Overcoming clinical depression
Connecting with friends to create safety net to get through suicidal depression
The power of asking for help
The process of awareness, acceptance, and action to heal and transform
Exploring somatic therapies for healing from trauma
And more

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