501: Stop Pushing Your Trauma Down & How You Can Start Healing From It Today | Dr. Paul Conti
Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/501drpaulconti
Dr. Paul Conti is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatry training at Stanford and at Harvard, where he was appointed chief resident. Paul then served on the medical faculty at Harvard before founding a clinic.
He’s the author of Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic: How Trauma Works and How We Can Heal From It.
Have a listen to see if you’re being impacted by trauma and how to begin the healing process.
In this episode, we discuss:
- The definition of trauma
- How do we prevent trauma?
- How to identify trauma in yourself and others
- 80% of mental health challenges involve trauma
- Why the brain shifts into defensive mode after a traumatic event
- Trauma changes your memories
- Fear leads trauma
- Why shame and guilt are tied to trauma
- The catalyst behind Paul’s shift into medicine
- The response to trauma has been lacking
- The broken healthcare system + how psychiatrists can help
- The power of reframing
- The world around us imposes 24/7 stress
- Where our hope lies
- Everyone needs to work on their individual traumas
- How to assess when you need clinical help
- The stigma around mental health challenges
- Building coping skills before trauma occurs
- The basics of self-care
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