DiscoverThe Tim Ferriss Show#464: Tim Ferriss — My Healing Journey After Childhood Abuse
#464: Tim Ferriss — My Healing Journey After Childhood Abuse

#464: Tim Ferriss — My Healing Journey After Childhood Abuse

Update: 2020-09-1597


For me, this is the most important podcast episode I’ve ever published.

In it, I describe the most life-shaping, certainly the most difficult, and certainly the most transformative journey of my 43 years on this planet. I’ve never shared it before.

My dance partner and safety net in this conversation is my friend Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman). She has been named one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company, and she is the host of Design Matters—a great show and one of the world’s longest running podcasts. She is also Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts and Editorial Director of Print magazine, and she has worked on design strategy for some of the world’s largest brands.

But I didn’t ask Debbie to join me because of her bio. I asked Debbie because she’s a close confidante, she’s an excellent interviewer, and she’s been an incredible support for me in the last few years, including late-night emergency phone calls. She and I have also experienced similar trauma but have taken two *very* different paths to healing using *very* different tools. So, you get a two-for-one deal in this conversation. 

All resources mentioned in this episode, and many more, are listed at

And if you remember only one thing, please remember this: there is light on the other side. I wouldn’t have believed this even five years ago, but I now consider myself living proof that deep, lasting change is possible. Don’t give up. You are never alone, and it is never hopeless. I’m right there alongside you, as are millions of others.

Much love to you and yours, 


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Comments (4)

Lynn & Josh Delahan

I am a body-based, trauma-focused therapist that has been trained in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and several other somatic therapies. About 6 years ago, I was trained in Brainspotting and have used it almost exclusively ever since. I have found it to be as powerful a tool as any of the other modalities and more flexible and efficient than any other trauma treatment I’ve used. I highly recommend to anyone looking to process trauma, that you look for a therapist trained in Brainspotting as one option for your healing journey. You can find out more at or watch the YouTube video “What is Brainspotting” with the developer, David Grand. Be well!

Sep 29th

Zia Karim

My wife has been a child trauma therapist for 20+ years..I've heard...I am sorry.

Sep 15th

Benjamin donta

Great podcast. Execpt her voice screams anti depressants.

Sep 15th

Daniel Maynes

Bravo Tim, you've done an amazing thing

Sep 15th
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#464: Tim Ferriss — My Healing Journey After Childhood Abuse

#464: Tim Ferriss — My Healing Journey After Childhood Abuse