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New book from NYT bestselling author Lewis Howes is now available!


Dr. Mariel Buqué

The Trauma Expert: 7 GENERATIONS Of Trauma Lives In Your Body, This Is How You Break FREE | Dr. Mariel Buqué

break the cycle of intergenerational trauma & heal your past pain!

Today, Dr. Mariel Buqué, an Afro-Dominican psychologist and intergenerational trauma expert, takes us on a profound journey towards healing. Dr. Buqué’s holistic clinical approach, which blends ancient healing practices with modern therapy, empowers listeners to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma. 


Through her book “Break the Cycle,” she shares valuable insights, and in this episode, you will learn how to heal trauma without medication, recognize trauma within your body, and calm your nervous system with practical techniques. Dr. Buqué’s wisdom also delves into the impact of unaddressed trauma on our relationships and how to navigate healing when one partner is ready, but the other isn’t. You’ll discover that every day presents an opportunity to break the cycle and choose a path of healing and growth!

Buy her book Break The Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma

"Every single day presents us with an opportunity to break a cycle, all you have to do is take it. Every day you have a choice to continue that same cycle and pattern, or integrate a different alternative to how you can engage with your relationship." @drmarielbuque  

And now let’s jump into episode 1555 of The School of Greatness!

“Many of the metabolic conditions that we know about... can be mapped back to stressors in life. So when we start thinking about what the body is telling us, the body when it’s in that state of disease, it’s telling us, “I don’t feel well because I’m not being taken care of emotionally.” @drmarielbuque  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How can we heal trauma without medication?
  • When we feel our past trauma start to resurface, what should we focus on within the body to start healing and working through this process?
  • How can you ‘scan’ and recognize trauma within your body?
  • What’s the greatest gift a parent can give their children?
  • What happens when we don’t confront trauma, but instead numb ourselves to ease the pain?
  • For so many people that have incredibly busy lives, careers, children, this work seems impossible. What would you say to someone who can’t seem to fit healing inner trauma into their busy lives?
  • How much are our partners and families picking up on our inner wounds?
  • How can parents reflect on their approach to parenting and recognize their pitfalls, but grow from them in a positive way?
  • What are practical techniques to calm the nervous system?
  • How does someone navigate if one partner is open to healing and breaking the intergenerational cycle of trauma, but the other isn’t open or ready yet?
  • From your experience, what has been the hardest trauma to overcome?
  • As a parent, is it worse to expose them to the world and let them experience it all first hand, or overprotect them?
  • Is trauma genetic?
  • What is positive reinforcement and how does it help us or postpone or trick us intro thinking we are healing and growing?
  • If someone hasn’t healed from past trauma and they enter into a new relationship, what emotional baggage will they bring into that new relationship?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to heal trauma without medication and practical techniques for inner healing.
  • How to recognize and scan trauma within your body.
  • The importance of confronting trauma instead of numbing it.
  • Ways to reflect on your approach to parenting and break intergenerational cycles.
  • The profound impact of unaddressed trauma on relationships and strategies for healing together.
  • Plus much more…
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