#126 | 4 Steps to Healing Relationship Trauma with Heather Pennell
About This Episode
Heather Pennell is a trauma-informed spirit-led mentor, co-founder of Rising Woman and creator of The Mystic Moon Calendar. Her main avenue for teaching is through Rising Woman – an educational platform offering programs to help people build a healthier relationship with themselves and others. With a growing community of over 750 thousand followers, their work is touching the lives of many and continues to expand in its capacity for facilitating healing.
Heather has dedicated her life to understanding and working with trauma, which sits at the root of most of our relational and physical issues. Through the integration of shadow work, conscious communication tools, spirit medicines, and somatic practices she continues to both learn and provide support on these important topics.
“The feminine is a very powerful force of truth. It’s a profound mirror. It’s the maya; it’s the unknown; it’s the chaos; it’s like the turning ocean… It’s a sensation that occurs in my body of tingling and pleasure and bliss and ferociousness.”
Join us for a conversation about relationship trauma origins, our path to healing and why choosing someone who chooses you is the best act of self-love. Here are the details of our conversation:
- The importance of choosing someone who chooses you
- How unresolved relationship trauma affects our love life
- Why most of us carry a broken idea of love
- The underlying belief that drives all relationship trauma
- Family’s role in how we’ve been conditioned to experience love
- What is it like when someone chooses you
- 4 steps to healing relationship trauma
- Avoiding the game of masks in relationships
- Self-acceptance and self-expression as tools to deal with relationship trauma
- And much more…
Tools & Resources Mentioned
People/Blogs to Follow
- Brit Marling – Brit Heyworth Marling was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Heidi (Johnson) and John Marling, both of whom work in real estate. She graduated from Georgetown University, with a bachelor’s in economics, and was offered a job with Goldman Sachs, which she turned down in favour of a career as an artist.
- Brene Brown – Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness.
- The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Turn the End of a Relationship into the Beginning of a New Life by Susan Anderson – Like Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s groundbreaking On Death and Dying, Susan Anderson’s book clearly defines the five phases of a different kind of grieving–grieving over a lost relationship. An experienced professional who has specialized in helping people with loss, heartbreak, and abandonment for more than two decades, Susan Anderson gives this subject the serious attention it deserves. The Journey From Abandonment to Healing is designed to help all victims of emotional breakups–whether they are suffering from a recent loss, or a lingering wound from the past; whether they are caught up in patterns that sabotage their own relationships, or they’re in a relationship where they no longer feel loved. From the first stunning blow to starting over, it provides a complete program for abandonment recovery.