Day 4

When trauma happens in our close relationships and families, it requires a relational approach

Relational trauma

Rachel Brathen

How to love and let go

What you'll learn

  • Why we need to shed our defenses first in order to heal
  • What Rachel learned about how to heal childhood wounds
  • How movement is an integral piece of healing

Heather Monroe

Healing relational trauma

What you'll learn

  • Why feeling unsafe or unloved will cause trauma
  • What continued mistreatment tells our nervous system
  • How to heal our relational wounds and foster connection

Melanie Tonia Evans

Recovering from narcissistic abuse

What you'll learn

  • How to know if you're in a relationship with a narcissist
  • The first steps to take when trying to recover from a narcissistic relationship
  • Why "self-partnering" is important in recovery from trauma

David Cooley

Restorative relationship conversations

What you'll learn

  • What the Restorative Relationship Conversation (RRC) model is
  • How the RRC model promotes approaching conflict from a new paradigm
  • How to apply the RRC model and practical tips for conflict transformation and relationship repair

Dr Judith Orloff

The gifts of being an empath

What you'll learn

  • How to recognise you are an empath
  • How trauma relates to being an empath
  • How to cultivate the gifts of being an empath

Mel Cassidy

Trauma informed nonmonogamy

What you'll learn

  • The importance of taking a trauma-informed approach to nonmonogamy
  • Recognising abusive behavior in nonmonogamous relationships
  • The four pillars of trauma informed relating

Dr Richard Kagan

Treatment for complex PTSD in children and families

What you'll learn

  • How resiliency focused solutions heal trauma and attachment wounds
  • The difference between treating behavioral problems and treating trauma
  • What safety includes when children experience trauma

Turiya Hanover

Healing the trauma of the feminine

What you'll learn

  • How trauma causes disconnection
  • The impact of patriarchy on the feminine
  • How to support healing and coming home to the body

Dr Liz Powell

Kink and trauma

What you'll learn

  • The connection between kink and trauma
  • How to establish safe sex practices before, during and after sex
  • The therapeutic elements of kink

Dr Ava Pommerenk

Recovering from betrayal

What you'll learn

  • What the different types of betrayal are
  • Why betrayal is normal
  • How to recover from betrayal

Alex Howard

The 3 core emotional needs

What you'll learn

  • The impact of not having your emotional needs met
  • How to identify the impacts in your life
  • How you can learn to meet your emotional needs in your life now

Bonus Sessions

Alex Howard

In therapy: Self-care builds self-esteem

What you'll learn

  • Session 4 of Katie's in therapy session with Alex Howard.

Heather Mason

Yoga: Pleasant scent and neuroplasticity

What you'll learn

  • A guided yoga session
  • Please ensure you have enough space around you
  • Best practiced in a quiet environment 

Alex Howard

Meditation to cultivate self-love

What you'll learn

  • Running time 11 minutes
  • Best listened to in a quiet environment 
  • Includes images, music and voice

Meet your hosts

Alex Howard

Alex Howard is the Founder of Conscious Life. He is also Chairman of The Optimum Health Clinic, one of the world’s leading integrative medicine clinics. With a team of 25 full time practitioners supporting thousands of patients in 50+ countries.

Alex is an immensely experienced psychology practitioner, having delivered more than 10,000 consultations. He has also led the Therapeutic Coaching practitioner program since 2005, training the next generation of psychology practitioners. Since March 2020, Alex has been documenting his therapeutic work with real life patients via his In Therapy with Alex Howard YouTube series. 

Alex has published research in the British Medical Journal Open and Psychology and Health. His books, Why me? My Journey from ME to Health and Happiness, and Decode Your Fatigue: A clinically proven 12-step plan to increase your energy, heal your body and transform your life, are published by Hay House.

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Meagen Gibson

Meagen Gibson is the CEO of Conscious Life. Her career includes award-winning journalist, educator and entrepreneur. Meagen’s enthusiasm and energy for personal development led her to take the leadership role at Conscious Life. 

Meagen is passionate about taking complex concepts and distilling them down to simple, accessible applications we can use to take action in our everyday lives.

Meagen is an experienced teacher, facilitator, and speaker on the subjects of journalism, entrepreneurship, film and video as well as improv. 

Her previous television work in the U.S. includes The Voice and Who Do You Think You Are

Most recently, Meagen co-created and directed the series, How I Created A Cult, for Conscious Life. The series is currently available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV in North America. 

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Jaia Bristow

Jaia Bristow is a multiethnic queer content creator and group facilitator. She has been working in events and media production since 2010 and hosting groups around social identity since 2016. 

She is the creator of Beyond Boxes with Jaia Bristow, a podcast and youtube channel exploring labels and identity. Jaia runs in person workshops on power, privilege and prejudice and works as a diversity and inclusivity consultant. 

She has been practicing meditation since childhood, been a student of the Diamond Approach spiritual path since 2016 and training in nonviolent communication (NVC) since 2018. 

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