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Sacred Psychology: Episode 57 with Angela True

dealing with gun violence

In this Podversation:

  • Angela’s own story with violence and trauma
  • The life cycle of healing from an integrative perspective
  • “Travel heals trauma” 
  • A cautionary tale for those wanting to offer comfort
  • Escaping the label of “trauma survivor”
  • The call for common sense legislation
  • How our emotions are trying to get our attention and ask us to DO something
  • “Legacy cannot be overemphasized”
  • Change the label and change the attachment to the trauma …going beyond “survivor”
  • Is there a problem with the “wounded healer” phenomenon?
  • “Who were you before, who are you now, and who are you going to be?”

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Meet Angela True

Angela True bio picAngela True moved into the trauma recovery arena the ‘hard’ way, after her father was violently murdered when she was sixteen. Six year later her mother died leaving her orphaned and with no road map for trauma and grief.

After years of trying a myriad of avenues to help her heal, she discovered writing a surprisingly effective form of therapy. Now she regularly speaks, teaches and coaches on the topic of trauma and recovering after an act of violence. Angela has served as Executive Director of Non-Profits in Asia working with orphaned and disadvantaged children teaching them about resilience, identity, self esteem and self love. She served as Executive Director of Uplift Yourself a non profit mindfulness center. She currently serves as the chapter lead of Survivors Empowered helping gun violence survivors tell their stories. She works with clients one on one online or in person.

Angela is a mom of twin 13 year old boys, married to high school principal, she loves having coffee with friends, connecting with people. She loves elephants and pugs.

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Meet Tamara Powell

counseling pensacola fl Tamara Powell, LMHC is a licensed therapist, university psychology instructor, and empowerment coach who believes life should be lived as a journey that is “anything but ordinary.

Her work is specialized to help individuals break free from toxic cycles of distress, dysfunction, and dissatisfaction with life that are created when trying to live according to someone else’s rules. Only by living what she calls radical autonomy, can one obtain soul nourishing relationships and a sense of true life purpose and inner peace.

If you’re interested in working with her, either in person or online, you can learn more about her services here.

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