Welcome to Season 4, Episode 1 of The Becoming Podcast!
I can’t believe that somehow this is the FOURTH season of this podcast. Looking back over past episodes, I am filled with gratitude for the wisdom that each of my guests has shared. And I am *thrilled* about the guest line-up for this season.
You know how just about every podcast ever made ends with the host saying “oh my goodness I could talk to you for another HOUR, but…” and secretly it might just be their way of trying to wrap up the interview? Well, in this case, I REALLY wanted to talk to Rachael for another hour. Our time together flew by, and I do so dearly hope this is only our first conversation and that there will be more!
Rachael Maddox is a trauma resolution educator, coach and guide who’s helped hundreds of humans move from sexual, complex or developmental trauma into pleasure, power and trust-filled relationships.
I really wanted to have Rachael on the show today to talk about the possibility of trauma resolution as a rite of passage. Rachael is a gifted map-maker for the terrain of embodied healing and of what it means to alchemize traumatic experiences and wounds into power and potential.
Our conversation starts with Rachael’s own story of taking up the initiatory call to heal. We talk about how taking up that call, for so many of us, asks us to move from a place of “rebellion and blame” to “responsibility and creativity.” Rachael shares with us, in detail, a map of embodied healing based in nervous system regulation and orienting to pleasure, joy, and “our natural blueprint of health.” She also gives us a brief glimpse into the archetype-based model of trauma resolution she has developed. (It is brilliant, and I totally want to know more!). Finally, we talk about what it means to rest + digest after a time of major change – that it is natural for us to contract after a period of expansion, and that this can be challenging in a culture that doesn’t make it easy to rest and recalibrate.
Rachael generously shares ideas and resources throughout our interview that I know you will be able to use in your own life. Make sure you grab a pen and journal for this one! I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
Listen to the episode on iTunes
ReBloom Together – Rachael’s website
ReBloom Coach Training
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