Episode 61: Trauma and Addiction: Unveiled with Robert Cox

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What lies underneath addictions, overworking, and dissociation?  What’s coming to light with the #metoo movement, the Brock Turner case, our inability to discuss politics or religion or sex effectively?  Often, underneath are varying shades of trauma.

This unveiling is upleveling our collective understanding of not only trauma, but emotions--anger, especially--as well as our understanding of the power of our limbic systems and the nature of epigenetics.  As things simmer to the surface and people proclaim their wounds, messy responses are inevitable.  Anger is often not tidy.  There does seem to be a shift happening.  We are learning how to heal, how to be a grounding force for others, how to connect in a deeper, richer way.  We are learning how to listen.  

This is what this week’s episode is all about.  And I have my friend, Robert Cox, a Kansas City, MO based therapist known for his work in trauma, addiction and autism, here with me to talk through the interconnectedness of all of these issues and how we move forward.

 

 

Quoted in the Episode:

 “If you decide to live in that anger, then it's you that lives in that anger.” -  Rebecca Wong

“If you decide to live in that anger, then it's you that lives in that anger.” -  Rebecca Wong

 “Brokenness is where desire comes from.”  - Rebecca Wong

“Brokenness is where desire comes from.”  - Rebecca Wong

 “There is this myth out there that I have to be perfect before I walk into a room and try to help you heal.”  - Robert Cox

“There is this myth out there that I have to be perfect before I walk into a room and try to help you heal.”  - Robert Cox

 “Every bit of addiction that you're dealing with is undergirded by some form of trauma.”  - Robert Cox

“Every bit of addiction that you're dealing with is undergirded by some form of trauma.”  - Robert Cox

 

 

Resources Referenced in this Episode:

Robert’s guest blog post, “Broken Spaces: Lessons in Healing and Relationship”

Chill App 

Paper Tigers

Victor Frankl

Esther Perel 

Brene Brown 

 

Where to find Robert Cox:

LifeRecoveryConsulting.org

Robert’s “Mindful Recovery” podcast 

Robert’s “Listening to Autism” podcast 

Robert’s Book: The Life Recovery Method: Autism Treatment From A Trauma Perspective

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