Sexual trauma has a profound impact on individuals, often leading to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and even addiction. Overcoming addiction and PTSD is a challenging but possible journey. By addressing the underlying trauma through therapy, developing healthy coping mechanisms, and engaging in recovery programs, individuals can break free from the grip of addiction and regain control of their lives. It takes courage, resilience, and a willingness to confront past pain, but with dedication and the right resources, it is possible to find healing, reclaim one's well-being, and create a brighter future.
In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Kimberly Clark about Overcoming Addiction, Abuse, and PTSD
Kimberly Clark is an Author and Founder of Motivation From the Heart, she is a United States Navy Veteran dedicated to helping others overcome trauma and showing the world that recovery is possible. Kimberly is also a Certified Peer Support Specialist for the Louisiana Department of Behavioral Health, a trauma recovery specialist, a Mindset Coach, and a state leader for the National non-profit organization Mission 22.
What you can expect from this episode
00:24 Dr. Joan speaks about journaling and the subconscious
02:26 Kimberly speaks about her journaling
03:30 What it’s like to experience PTSD
05:22 Kimberly talks about her struggle with addiction, drug abuse, and hitting rock bottom
08:35 Internal and external conflict
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About Dr. Joan
Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.
Her career as an individual, couples, and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.
In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live Fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.
Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family.
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