Trauma often remains hidden behind closed doors. Val's journey through the darkness of family trauma to the complexities of intimate relationships serves as a powerful testament to the human spirit's capacity for healing and growth. As we delve into her remarkable narrative, we are invited to witness the raw vulnerability and unwavering determination that propelled Val towards reclaiming her own sense of agency and self-worth.
IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE:
- Gain valuable insights and inspiration from Val's trauma journey to help you navigate your own family and relationship challenges.
- Learn practical strategies and coping mechanisms to overcome family woes and relationship struggles.
- Find inspiration and hope in Val's story, knowing that it's possible to overcome trauma and build healthier relationships.
- Gain a sense of empowerment and resilience as you listen to Val's journey, feeling motivated to address your own family and relationship issues.
Introduction to Val Vaganek
Val is a retired special educator. She has 3 adult children, 1 with autism and epilepsy. Val is married to her best friend. She enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, bike riding, and creating mixed media art. Val also enjoys being outdoors as much as possible and her favorite place to be is oceanside. Val has experienced childhood abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault, and harassment. Val’s healing journey includes bibliotherapy, mixed media art, and therapy.
Every trauma has become a stepping stone on my journey to self-discovery. I embrace the lessons and grow stronger with each experience.
Books recommended by Val:
How to Do the Work by Nicole LePera
How to Meet Your Self by by Nicole LePera
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
Unattended Sorrow by Stephen Levine
The Myth of Normal by Gabor Mate
No Bad Parts by Ph.D. Schwartz
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Instagram @valloves2create https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ0wDmKkYzVVSbRRmpQSKlg
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