Dec 24, 2019
You would be hard-pressed to find someone who’s never experienced trauma of any kind. But those of us in the LGBTQ community have endured more than our share of what mental health professionals call Big-T Traumas like abuse or even physical attack. So, how do we identify the adverse experiences from the past that are impacting our lives today? And what can we do to overcome those traumas and live the fabulous lives we deserve?
Nick Venegoni is a psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist in private practice in San Francisco, California. He specializes in supporting queer professionals struggling with anxiety, anger, relationship issues or trauma, with the goal of helping them find more joy and ease in their lives. Nick also offers holistic coaching to spiritual LBGTQ individuals globally through Queer Healing Journeys and serves as the host of The Queer Spirit Podcast.
On this episode of Queer Money, Nick joins us to share his definition of trauma and discuss why we may not even know we’ve experienced it. He explains how to identify trauma, describing the most common things we do to mask the pain of our adverse childhood experiences. Listen in for Nick’s insight around taking action if trauma is adversely affecting your life and learn about the close connection between our physical and mental health.