DiscoverYoung and Profiting with Hala Taha#112: Overcoming Trauma with Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Edith Eger
#112: Overcoming Trauma with Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Edith Eger

#112: Overcoming Trauma with Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Edith Eger

Update: 2021-04-192
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Hear From Holocaust Survivor and Psychologist, Dr. Edith Eger! 



 



In this episode, we are chatting with Dr. Edith Eger, a best-selling author, psychologist, and survivor of the Holocaust. In 1944, she was taken to Auschwitz as a teenager and separated from her parents, who were taken to the gas chamber. Surviving on her bravery and imagination, she was able to stay alive until American soldiers liberated the camp. She went on to move to America and received a Bachelors of Psychology as well as a Doctorate.



 



Dr. Eger is a prolific author and a member of several professional associations. She has a clinical practice in La Jolla, California, and holds a faculty appointment at the University of California, San Diego. She has appeared on numerous television programs including CNN and the Oprah Winfrey Show, and was the primary subject of a holocaust documentary that appeared on Dutch National Television. 



 



In today’s episode, we chat about Edith’s shot at competing in the Olympics as a teenager, her horrifying experience during the Holocaust, how her mental strength helped her survive. We’ll also chat more about how you can use your imagination to protect yourself, how to conquer traumatic experiences, why the label ‘victim’ shouldn’t be used, and Dr. Edith’s best tips to move forward from trauma and guilt. This is such a sobering and insightful episode that you definitely do not want to miss! 



 



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Timestamps:



 



03:06 - Dr. Edith’s Life Before the Holocaust



06:22 - Dr. Edith’s Journey through the Holocaust 



07:35 - Why Edith Couldn’t Compete in the Olympics 



10:22 - How to Deal With Being in a Minority and Potential Shame 



12:26 - Dr. Edith’s Final Moments With Her Mother 



16:09 - How Dr. Edith Survived Her Time in Auschwitz



19:18 - Daily Life in Auschwitz and Edith’s Experiences



23:54 - Dr. Edith’s Lingering Survivors Guilt 



28:21 - What Dr. Edith Did for 10 Years After the Holocaust



30:43 - How To Use Imagination to Protect Your Mental State 



36:26 - How To Fully Grieve Traumatic Experiences



39:24 - Dr. Edith’s New Book, The Gift



40:33 - What Happens When You Are A Prisoner Of Your Own Mind



42:20 - Why Dr. Edith’s Not a Victim



45:08 - How to Move From ‘Victim’ to ‘Survivor’



47:09 - How to Control Internal Negative Talk



49:35 - How to End Hatred and Make Progress



51:57 - Actionable Steps To Deal With Trauma 



57:48 - Does Dr. Edith Forgives the Nazis?



1:00:06 - Dr. Edith’s Secret to Profiting in Life



 



Mentioned in the Episode:



 



Dr. Edith’s Website: https://dreditheger.com/



Dr. Edith’s New Book, The Gift: https://dreditheger.com/the-gift-2/

Comments (1)

Tori Leach

Edith has an amazing story and such wise words. I feel like the host is a robot though, carry on the conversation, you just skip to the next question without acknowledging what edith just said.

Apr 28th
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#112: Overcoming Trauma with Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Edith Eger

#112: Overcoming Trauma with Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Edith Eger

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