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Gabrielle Bernstein ON: Childhood Trauma & Why You Must Be the One to Heal Yourself From the Inside Out

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

06/27/22 • 62 min

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Jay Shetty sits down with Gabrielle Bernstein to talk about how past trauma affects our daily life. Within us is our protector self, that part of us that takes over when we face fear, danger, sadness, longing, and feel hurt. And our protective self can sometimes stop us from taking chances, from taking risks. It can possibly hinder our growth and healing. Let’s tap into this inner version of us and make peace with our wounded self.

Gabrielle Bernstein is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back, Super Attractor, and has written six additional bestsellers including her latest book, Super Attractor. Gabrielle was featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday as a “next-generation thought leader,” and The Oprah Winfrey Network chose Gabby to be part of the “SuperSoul 100,” a dynamic group of 100 trailblazers whose vision and life’s work are bringing a higher level of consciousness to the world. The New York Times identified her as “a new role model.”

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What We Discuss:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:02 What is happiness?
  • 05:27 The concept of being present
  • 11:54 We’re all running from trauma of some form
  • 15:43 Our greatest protector part is to dissociate
  • 19:25 “For my husband, Zach...”
  • 22:18 How do you help someone help you?
  • 29:36 Opening up something and not getting stuck in one place
  • 32:40 Our physical conditions are psychosomatic
  • 36:08 Carrying around shame
  • 39:10 How do you fall in love with yourself again?
  • 46:27 Dealing with your protector and exile parts
  • 48:48 It’s not about getting out of it overnight
  • 52:45 Thinking of trauma as a mother
  • 55:38 Getting through postpartum depression

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