Sacred Psychology: Episode 39 with Robert Cox

In this podversation:

  • How a therapist can predict you might have trauma in your background
  • Does it matter if my traumas are not “big traumas” like war or rape?
  • The way trauma re-wires the brain
  • Some of the ways trauma shows up in our relationships, even years later
  • The push-pull with a desire for intimacy
  • “Yes, you will be hurt but it will be worth it”  & “It hurts because it was real”
  • There is no greater high than love and connection
  • Limbic responses showing up as anger or anxiety and more in real time with our partners
  • “If you risk nothing, you gain nothing”
  • Cultural contributors to intimacy issues
  • Taking time to indulge the angry or hurt child
  • How to become what you never had

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Meet Robert Cox

Robert Cox mindful recoveryRobert is a therapist in the Kansas City area who specializes in trauma, addictions and autism. He uses mindfulness as a way of teaching his clients to create an emotional space where they can learn to choose their course of action rather than simply reacting.

His podcast, Mindful Recovery, is a resource for teaching these methods to individuals recovering from trauma and addictions.

Robert is currently in the final stages of writing a book about the treatment of autism from a trauma perspective. To connect with him further, please check out:


Meet Tamara

Spiritual Empowerment CoachTamara 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.”

Passionate about holding sacred space for the rebels and mystics of the world – the healers, the visionaries, and the creatives, she guides them in bringing their soul driven purpose to the planet in a very practical and powerful way.

Learn more about her and her services here.

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