Starting Over with Shannon

Ep. 25 Feeling empowered, connected and joyful after abuse and trauma w/ Emmy Marie

June 21, 2022 Shannon Jenkins
Starting Over with Shannon
Ep. 25 Feeling empowered, connected and joyful after abuse and trauma w/ Emmy Marie
Show Notes

Emmy is a shining example of someone who has transformed her pain into purpose; her first experience of romantic love from age 15 was abusive and she was left with many symptoms of trauma, including flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety and suicidal ideation. But she is now in a happy & healthy long-term relationship and she is a certified trauma-informed life coach who specialises in helping her clients create thriving lives and relationships after trauma. 

We discuss Emmy’s own experience with trauma, her healing journey and learning to love again after being hurt. We also share some differing perspectives on what ‘unconditional love’ means.

Here are a few quotes from the episode:  

  • “One of the biggest things that I've ever unlearned is that my worth as a human being is inextricably tied to what I can do for others or how many people like me.”
  • “Surviving and healing from trauma is so often a thankless process. It's so difficult and no one actually knows what it's like to live in your body and have been through everything you've been through. So your survival, your resilience, your agency, your healing deserves to be amplified and celebrated and seen for the powerful and brave act that it is.”
  • “Understand why shame is present and create a voice of self-acceptance, neutrality and then of self-compassion and self-love” 

You can connect with myself and Emmy on the links below: 

Shannon's instagram

Shannon's website

Shannon’s tiktok

Emmy’s instagram

Emmy’s website 

Music by: Flood (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn

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