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Heal Your Nervous System to Heal Your Relationships

With Sarah Baldwin

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Trauma Coach

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Our Guest: Sarah Baldwin

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Trauma Coach

If you are into personal growth, you may be wondering what all the buzz is about the nervous system these days.

It’s for good reason and is a personal passion of ours and woven deeply into the work we do with couples, especially when it comes to helping partners develop secure attachment with one another.

Today, we are so excited to invite you to join expert Sarah Baldwin, training staff at the Polyvagal Institute, to receive revelatory insights into your own nervous system, and learn how regulating it can bring about profound shifts in your ability to relate to yourself, others, and the world.

This particular podcast episode is a bit more like a mini-training, rather than simply an interview, because Sarah is just so gifted as a trainer and is a beloved shining star in the world of understanding polyvagal theory and the nervous system.

I adore how clearly and compassionately she explains things and how she speaks openly of her own harrowing journey of an entire childhood filled with abuse and neglect and the impact it had on her — and her way out of trauma and into healing.

There are two things I continually hear Sarah say in the work she does:

– “You make sense.”

– “If my nervous system can do it, so can yours.”

So beautiful.

​TIMESTAMPS

2:15 – How Sarah’s complex childhood trauma inspired her work in somatic healing

4:30 – Why going to talk therapy for complex trauma is like going to the ophthalmologist for a hip injury

6:30 – How to discharge traumatic energy from our bodies

11:15 – A good place to begin your healing journey

13:00 – Dysregulation and learning how to drive the vehicle that is your body

18:25 – How our very own “Special Ops Team” keeps us safe

38:27 – You make sense, and you are not alone

40:30 – Words of wisdom for when we see our partner in a dysregulated state

44:55 – How our childhood creates the blueprint for our adult relationships and how to see your partner differently in challenging times

53:55 – Helpful ideas to regulate and come to the safety of the present moment, and the role of Bob Ross and Mr. Rogers in Sarah’s life

1:02:48 – What having a thriving relationship means to Sarah

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Sarah has a huge heart, a deeply empathetic and grounded presence, and is an inspiration for countless people longing to find their way out of pain and towards the love, inner freedom, peace, and connection we all long to feel.

She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Trauma Coach who is trained in Polyvagal interventions and is on the training team at the Polyvagal Institute. She specializes in somatic trauma healing, attachment work, parts and inner child work, and nervous system regulation.

Find her on Instagram here and on her website here.

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