On Episode 38 of You, Me, Empathy, Tony the Therapist is back to explore the power of feeling safe, trauma teddy bears (or transitional objects), and why trust is a huge part of healing.
This episode is a follow-up to my conversation with Hayli Nicole, and explores how to heal after sexual assault, the comforting and centering aspects of tangible objects such as Barnabus the Trauma Bear (see image), how losing a loved one can make us feel like we need to make dramatic changes, the necessary distraction and disconnection we experience after traumatic experiences, slowly integrating our traumas, and getting outside of ourselves through travel.
Plus, look out for a special song from me (future phone jingle???? :D)!
What does "safe" mean to you in your mental health? Do you have a tangible object in your life that centers you?
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Anthony Ramynke is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, license number LMFT47805.