Jul 23, 2020
Dr. Jamie Marich is an EMDR therapy master trainer and the author of several books including, Trauma and the Twelve Steps and Trauma Made Simple. On this week’s show, Dr. Jamie discusses the healing process between the Twelve Step program and addressing your trauma. She also discusses her philosophy with the Twelve Step program and why it’s important to update the language in it to help people grow and recover.
[3:00] Dr. Jamie has recently revised one of her books, Trauma and the Twelve Steps.
[4:00] People who have worked heavily in the trauma world had a low opinion about the Twelve Steps and vice versa. Why is that?
[5:45] Wounds can come in all shapes and sizes, but healing can take on all different forms.
[9:00] People use the Twelve Steps as commands, but Dr. Jamie has always seen it as suggested steps.
[13:35] The wound itself is not the issue in trauma. It’s how it gets addressed and healed that is.
[14:20] A lot of people think they have dealt with their trauma, but they really haven’t.
[19:35] Admitting your powerlessness over alcohol or your addiction does not mean you are a powerless person.
[21:45] We have to be willing to update the language with the times. The Twelve Steps was written in the 1930s.
[28:30] Trauma is never fully healed, but it does evolve.
[32:30] We have to validate ourselves, the reality of what’s happening, and we have to validate each other, and then we have to challenge it.
[35:35] Is it true we will never truly ‘thrive’ in life?
Connect with Dr. Jamie: Dr. Jamie Marich