RESILIENCE: Why Integration of Trauma Stories is Necessary to Healing with Trauma-Warrior, Writer and Speaker Teri Wellbrock

Dec 02, 2021

Nervous System Activation Warning: In this episode, Teri Wellbrock shares her stories of Big T Trauma including physical, emotional and sexual violence. 


The word “Resilience” is thrown around a lot these days in healing communities. 

But have you stopped to think about what that really means? 

Likely, it brings up thoughts of someone who has gone through difficult experiences and has learned coping strategies. Maybe it brings up a memory of someone you know. 

Teri Wellbrock has experienced the smorgasbord when it comes to trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Honestly, it’s a lot to digest in one human life. And after our interview, it got me thinking about what makes her story of resilience so compelling. 

Honestly, I wish there was a word for “resilience” that was a verb, because resilience is not just a thing that sits there like the noun implies. Nor is it an inherent character trait like the adjective. Resilience is perhaps the most active part of the healing journey. It is the capacity to experience hardship, acknowledge said hardship, understand how this fits into the context of your life and take accountability for what you have ownership over. 

Now, don’t get me wrong here. Taking accountability is not blaming the victim. It is about recognizing where you did or did not have control and/or responsibility over and tending to your nervous system to learn from your experiences and live another day.

Teri Wellbrock is a trauma-warrior, having survived and thrived after learning to cope with her C-PTSD symptoms and 25 years of severe panic attacks by utilizing EMDR therapy and learned coping skills along with a foundation of faith and positivity. She is a writer, therapy dog handler, blogger and host of the Healing Place Podcast. 


What You'll Learn in this Episode:

  • Understanding what ACES (adverse childhood experiences) are
  • Creating resilience through integration rather than letting go
  • Fostering flexibility in your emotional + nervous system toolbox
  • Anger as a powerful mover of energy 


Listen To This Episode If…

You have identified a trauma story in your life that feels particularly sticky. Let’s begin the process of unhooking from narratives that do not serve you.

Your Speakers:

Kat Lee  is an Intimacy + Relationship Coach, host of The Empowered Curiosity Podcast and Creator of The Heart Lab. She guides pattern-breakers to alchemize their emotions and embody their healing journey to cultivate intimacy as a spiritual practice. 


Teri Wellbrock  is a trauma-warrior, writer, speaker, podcaster, therapy dog handler, founder of the Sammie's Bundles of Hope Project, teacher, wife, mom, and thriver.


This podcast is made possible with sound production by Andre Lagace.


I facilitate conversations through 1:1 coaching and various community offerings to guide curious humans to remember their True Self - who they are beyond the conditioning, the "shoulds", the trauma stories + the overriding of desires. If you need permission to step into the wholeness of your emotions and Being, let me show you that you’ve been the one holding the pen.

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