24. Turning pain into purpose with Teri Wellbrock

Actually, You Can

06-09-2023 • 51 min

Teri Wellbrock, a survivor of trauma, shares her healing journey and the tools she has used to overcome her past. She emphasizes the importance of building a coping skills toolbox and trying different modalities to find what works best for each individual.

Teri also discusses the impact of childhood trauma on our present-day experiences and the power of reprogramming the brain through therapies like EMDR. She highlights the role of mindfulness, gratitude, and positive affirmations in the healing process. Teri's work with therapy dogs has shown the transformative power of love and presence in helping others heal.

Key Takeaways:
  • Childhood trauma can have a profound impact on our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

  • Building a coping skills toolbox with various healing modalities is essential for healing from trauma.

  • Healing is a continuous journey, and it is our responsibility to take care of ourselves and seek healing.

  • Mindfulness practice, gratitude, positive affirmations, and meditation are powerful tools for healing.

  • Being present in the moment and practicing self-compassion can help us navigate through difficult emotions and experiences.

Quotes:
  • "The only way through the darkness into the light is through it." - Teri Wellbrock

  • "Pain is pain. Heartache is heartache. Trauma is trauma. You are worthy of healing." - Teri Wellbrock

  • "Just be love. Be there for someone who is hurting or struggling." - Teri Wellbrock


Resources:

MYF'S LINKS:

Website: https://www.myfgalloway.com/podcast
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myfgalloway/


TERI'S LINKS:

Website: https://teriwellbrock.com/

Head to Teri's website to find:

* blog pieces
* subscribe option for her Hope for Healing Newsletter
* Her therapy dog work and how to order Sammie, our therapy dog's, book "The Doodle with the Noodle"
* Her Resource Library filled with inspirational resources, along with links to videos on meditations, EMDR, coping strategies, and a free e-book