Special Guest Taryn Strong – Ep. 6, Part II


How does trauma affect the body and our relationships?

First Time Special Guest Taryn Strong explains how trauma works in the brain, how it affects the nervous system and in turn our relationships and offers some simple tips on how Amy (and you) can make friends with the skin you’re in.

My guest Taryn Strong, RYT, cocreator of She Recovers with her mom, Dawn Nickel, is a seen as an up-and-coming influencer in the cyber-sober world and on social media. Taryn is grateful to be in recovery from drug addiction, self-harm, disordered eating, and codependency.

Raised by recovering parents, recovery has been a part of Taryn’s everyday life for a long time, and she is dedicated to helping women shine their beauty from the inside out. She completed her 300-hour yoga teacher training in 2007 after falling in love with yogic philosophies and the power of transformation through the mind/body/spirit connection.

Taryn received her Yoga of Recovery certification from the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm and her Yoga for Trauma certification in 2014. She has since developed a unique Yoga for Recovery program which integrates yoga and meditation with spirituality and recovery principles from a wide variety of recovery pathways, including but not limited to the 12-step pathway.

Find out more about Taryn’s Yoga Membership at SHE RECOVERS https://sherecovers.org/yoga-with-taryn-strong/

In This Episode:

[3:00] Why is it important to address trauma from the perspective of the body?

[4:27] “My body needed to be tended to and it wasn’t.”

[5:33] Taryn quotes Peter Levine: “Trauma is stored in our nervous system not in the event.”

[6:20] Taryn nerds out on brain science. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

[9:14] We can re-wire our brains, and here’s how…

[10:15] How this applies to Amy’s situation – her body wanting the same experience – or brain state – no wonder it’s a challenge!

[12:35] Taryn agrees that unresolved trauma in the body can be driving the ship even without us knowing it and getting in the way of healthy, empowered relationships.

[13:30] Taryn suggests finding a trauma-informed practitioner who can lead you through an embodiment practice and support your agency and awareness.

[15:45] Mindfulness vs. Embodiment

[16:35] My plant repotting moment of bliss.

[18:15] Taryn’s beautiful metaphor that the body, when nurtured, can become like a compass and “our greatest divination tool.”

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