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Dr. Shefali

How to Understand Your Trauma & Relationships

Have you hit rock bottom yet?

We all experience times in our lives when we feel like it can’t get any worse.

But then it does.

That’s called rock bottom.

I know I’ve hit rock bottom in the past. When I was injured, unable to play pro football, and sleeping on my sister’s couch, I was convinced that things couldn’t get worse. I thought that my life would amount to nothing and that there was no point trying to pursue greatness. Life would only knock you down.

But when my sister kicked me out, I had no choice but to make a change.

Rock bottom was a clean slate for me. Stripped of my ego, I had the opportunity to rebuild my identity in a healthy way. I reached out on LinkedIn to find mentors, and that journey led me to create this podcast.

You might be experiencing rock bottom right now — and it’s a difficult place to be — but today’s guest will help you see the potential in starting over.

Please welcome Dr. Shefali to The School of Greatness!

“Once the ego has hit rock bottom, it’s the most amazing place to start. It’s ground zero.” @DrShefali  

Dr. Shefali received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. She has written four books, three of which are New York Times best-sellers, including her two landmark books The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family.

As an acclaimed author, international speaker, clinical psychologist, and wisdom teacher, Dr. Shefali teaches workshops and courses both online and in-person around the world. Her online courses have helped hundreds of adults and families around the world. They cover topics like anger, anxiety, purpose, meaning, relationships, and conscious health. In addition, she regularly teaches group-meditation classes virtually and in-person as well.

Dr. Shefali also founded the CPMCP — a highly tailored and formatted coaching program replete with specific strategies and techniques to train coaches to specifically help parents help their children to unfold into their fullest potential.

It was a pleasure talking with Dr. Shefali about relationships, how to break from the victim mindset, and how we can heal the needs of your inner child. She has a wealth of knowledge, and I’m so thrilled to share it with you today!

Join me on Episode 1,110 to learn how to understand your trauma and relationships with the incredible Dr. Shefali!

“It’s your destiny to be your authentic self and live free, so claim it and don’t believe giving it up is a virtue.” @DrShefali  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • If someone goes through something traumatic, how does someone not shame themselves for taking a longer time to grieve and heal?
  • Once the ego has hit rock bottom, how should we evaluate our trauma so we can heal them and move forward?
  • What happens if your partner won’t grow with you?
  • We only act badly when we feel bad in relationships. How should we respond in an argument?
  • What can women do to overcome their disadvantages in society?
  • If someone is a people pleaser, what action steps do they need to take to move forward?
  • What happens when we live in a feeling of unworthiness?
  • How many people are in control-based relationships? What happens in them?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to awaken yourself and break free from your past.
  • The difference between victim consciousness and victimhood.
  • Why hitting rock bottom can be a good thing.
  • How to get to the root of what’s causing issues in your relationships.
  • How to heal the needs of your inner child.
  • How to re-evaluate the type of relationships you’re in and the boundaries you’re setting.
  • Plus much more…
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