In this podcast episode, Dr. Amelia, a certified integrative health and life coach and recovered burnt out vet, discusses trauma responses and their connection to stress, burnout, and unhealthy habits. She shares her personal experience as a veterinarian (she was stuck in survival mode without even realizing it) and highlights how trauma responses can lead to burnout in the profession. Dr. Amelia explains the flight, fight, freeze, and fawn responses and their associated signs so that you can recognize them in yourself and others to create positive change. Dr. Amelia shares how to shift out of survival mode and highlights why ditching judgment and embracing curiosity is key in order to be recognizing signs of stress in your body (even when your brain is gaslighting you), to understand why things have been feeling hard or overwhelming. and to connect with what you truly need to feel your best. She also discusses the impact of trauma responses on relationships and how recognizing these signs others can lead to greater compassion and connection.
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