Rachael Maddox is a trauma resolution educator, coach and guide. In this conversation, she shares with us her Map of Reclamation and a generous amount of psychobiological and theoretical information about what trauma really is. Rachael generously and gently takes us through 7 core trauma wounds, what the hyper- and hypo-araoused responses (ie: inner escalation or collapse) can look like, what a more regulated (grounded, calm, empowered) response might feel like, and how we can find our way back to health and wholeness. It’s an excellent overview and there’s so much value offered here in her model.
Rachael includes Digital Isolation as a core trauma for our age and we explore the notion of re-villaging as one potential antidote.
Naturally, since we’re talking about trauma in general, it’s very common to have specific, personal examples come to mind – likely some part of this will be very relatable for most people. Remember to go slow: it takes the body a little while to metabolize this kind of information. Press pause, take breaks, fast forward. Listen to your body as you listen to our voices.
And remember that we’re real people. You can always book in with either of us if something comes up that you’d like to explore.
If you’d like to go deeper with Rachael, she has a free video series called Becoming A Grown Goddess that includes topics like Trauma 101, Boundaries & Belonging, Sex After Trauma, and more.
Read all about Rachael’s offerings on her site, rachaelmaddox.com