Discover a powerful narrative of healing and empowerment in Podcast EP119: Reclaiming Power and Purpose After Trauma with Susan. Through sharing her personal experiences, Susan offers valuable insights on overcoming trauma and finding renewed strength within oneself.
Grief is a natural response to loss, a deeply personal journey that varies from one person to another. While many navigate back and forth through the stages of grief identified by Elizabeth Kubler Ross—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance—you may find yourself trapped in a prolonged, intense state of mourning that doesn’t seem to ease with time. This form of enduring sorrow is known as complicated grief (CG), a condition that goes beyond traditional bereavement, entangling survivors in unresolved emotion and pain.
Experiencing childhood trauma often means you have a hard time dealing with your emotions in a healthy way. Have you noticed this? This can lead to what’s called complicated grief when you experiences losses as an adult. Complicated grief is like being stuck in a deep sadness that doesn’t get better with time. This happens because the old hurts that were never sorted out come back up when you are mourning, making it hard for you to find peace and closure.
The CDC reports,“Stalking is a public health problem that affects millions of people in the United States. Stalking involves a perpetrator’s use of a pattern of harassing or threatening tactics that are both unwanted and cause fear or safety concerns in a victim.”
The Other Side of the Gun, Susan shares her personal journey of overcoming trauma and finding hope after experiencing gun violence. Her courageous story will captivate and inspire you, offering valuable insights into the resilience of the human spirit.