Breaking free from hidden shame.
Hitting rock bottom was the point where everything changed for Caroline Strawson. A lifetime of exhausting people-pleasing, experiencing four miscarriages, and grieving the loss of her mum, had all taken their toll.
Then, recognising she was in a psychologically abusive marriage and navigating the escalating trauma associated with her divorce from a covert narcissist - only to discover they were in crippling debt which was to lead to repossession of their family home - all resulted in Caroline experiencing anxiety, depression, complex PTSD and self harm.
Caroline’s mission began with the recognition that only she could break free from the life-long invisible cage of expectation, now compounded by her experience of grief, shame and loss.
In this inspirational conversation trauma-informed coach & therapist, Caroline Strawson, describes how realising that she alone had the key to change was the point at which her journey to healing and recovery began.
Now she helps others to overcome narcissistic abuse after completely turning her own life around.
This episode is for anyone who wants to unlock the hidden shame associated with narcissistic abuse, or understand how to deal with internal conflict in a way that helps you get unstuck and move forward.
ABOUT YOUR HOST: SUE REVELL
Sue is on a mission to STOP women playing small so that they can create the legacy they want to leave in the world. With over 30 years coaching and leadership experience, Sue loves nothing more than disrupting the unhelpful thinking that often holds women back, so that they can think, dream and BE bigger in leading the change they want to see. Coaching internationally, Sue’s clients are primarily world-changing women who want to lead with confidence, increase their impact and live a life that matters.
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RESOURCES REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE:
Divorce Became My Superpower by Caroline Strawson
The Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Podcast with Caroline Strawson
WOAM Episode 7 – Why More Isn’t Better with Allison Crow
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
Trauma Informed Coach & Therapist
Caroline Strawson is a multi award winning ICF Accredited Trauma Informed Coach and Therapist and founder of CPD Accredited School of Embodied Trauma Informed Living. She uses a unique integration of brain-body based therapies such as Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, breath work and positive psychology and specialises in narcissistic and domestic abuse with the wounds that are unseen.
Having been in a narcissistic marriage culminating in over $100,000 debt and losing her family home, Caroline was diagnosed with complex PTSD, depression, anxiety and self harm. She hit rock bottom and is now driven to support, educate and inspire others to overcome narcissistic abuse after completely turning her own life around.
She is #1 best selling author of Divorce Became My Superpower, host of #1 iTunes podcast with over 1 million downloads, The Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Podcast.
She has appeared on national television, newspapers,Magazines and Radio and supports thousands with her deep nervous system healing programmes to help them step into post traumatic growth.