Trauma Survivors Unite: Christian Emotional Recovery

Trauma Survivors Unite: Christian Emotional Recovery

Rachel Leroy

Rachel Leroy

Hi there! Welcome to Christian Emotional Recovery, a podcast for survivors of childhood trauma, childhood emotional neglect, childhood narcissistic abuse, and any form of trauma. Many of us spend years trying to heal, and don't get anywhere. We don't always target the trauma itself, which is so often what keeps us stuck. The nature of trauma is that it literally becomes lodged in our brains and bodies. Trauma must be targeted where it's at, deep in our bodies and minds. This podcast is where faith meets science. I’m Rachel Leroy, a college professor and trauma survivor. I’m an emotional recovery expert with twenty years of experience applying healing modalities that helped me start making progress after nothing else worked. I'll show you how to do the same. We use traditional methods for drawing close to Christ, but we also use strategies and modalities such as meditation, EFT, and body work. Each week we'll cover a topic that will show you how to heal trauma for good. I'll teach you to access the deeper parts of your mind where the key to healing resides through specific and concrete strategies that will help you get into those deeper places in the mind--the places where you'll find the healing you've always sought and never gotten. God does heal, but not always in the ways we expect. Recovery takes time.This podcast is for people who are serious about healing and are willing to do the hard, difficult work to heal. Healing ain't for the faint-hearted! This groups offers actionable strategies that target the nature and root of trauma and get actual results. Please check out the website and show notes at Christianemotionalrecovery.com and join the Facebook community, Trauma Survivors Unite: Christian Emotional Recovery. Subscribe to Christian Emotional Recovery Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4a5jGXZ0-qzPINAspnLwPw?view_as=subscribe
Episode 8 Season 4: Therapies and Practices to Release Trauma From the Body
July 08, 2024x
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Episode 8 Season 4: Therapies and Practices to Release Trauma From the Body

Episode DescriptionIf you have experienced trauma, these experiences get stored in your body's memory, literally on a physical or somatic level. This unreleased trauma manifests in our emotions, behaviors, and health since it hasn't been resolved or released, and we pay a price. However, there is hope. We are not stuck with trauma. God has given us modern techniques to help us...

Episode 7 Season 4: Coming out of the F.O.G.
June 24, 2024x
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Episode 7 Season 4: Coming out of the F.O.G.

Episode DescriptionIn Coming out of the F.O.G., we discuss the acronym, Fear, Obligation, and Guilt, which creates the acronym F.O.G. Much like the word "fog," emotional manipulators will often use fear, obligation, and guilt to confuse and control people, particularly those who are sensitive, compassionate, empathetic, and may be prone to codependency. This can make sensitive...

Episode 6 Season 4: Healing Unworthiness: Just a Reminder That You Matter and You Are Loved
June 03, 2024x
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Episode 6 Season 4: Healing Unworthiness: Just a Reminder That You Matter and You Are Loved

Episode DescriptionThis week, this episode reminds you of your worth, both in Christ and your intrinsic worth. Your value comes from both the fact that you are in Christ and that you are you. Sometimes we need to be reminded that we are worthy, that we have unconditional value at our core, and that nothing that has happened to us or that we feel changes that. We may have been ...

Episode 5 Season 4: Subtle Types and Forms of Abuse and What to Do About Them
May 20, 2024x
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Episode 5 Season 4: Subtle Types and Forms of Abuse and What to Do About Them

Episode DescriptionIn Subtle Types and Forms of Abuse and What to Do About Them, we discuss the hidden nature of certain types and forms of abuse and why these forms of abuse often go unnoticed, why the survivor doesn't always believe it is abuse, and how certain people use these forms sow doubt and confusion in the survivor as a form of control and manipulation. The unique na...

Episode 4 Season 4: Trauma Reenactments
April 29, 2024x
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Episode 4 Season 4: Trauma Reenactments

Episode DescriptionIn Trauma Reenactments, we discuss what trauma reenactments are, why they happen, and practices to help us identify, stop, and prevent them from happening again. Trauma reenactments are patterns we repeat again and again similar to traumas in the past. They can be pervasive and difficult to notice, because we may believe they are "just the way things are." B...

Episode 3 Season 4: The Power of Shame and What to Do About It
April 15, 2024x
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Episode 3 Season 4: The Power of Shame and What to Do About It

Episode DescriptionShame is probably the most powerful and deeply rooted core wound we can have, and it's often a result of abuse, neglect, and trauma. In The Power of Shame and What to Do About It, we discuss what shame is, its origins, and the insidious nature of shame, including how it comes from the enemy. This episode discusses the deep power of shame, what it does to us,...

Episode 2 Season 4: Dealing with Uncertainty
April 01, 2024x
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Episode 2 Season 4: Dealing with Uncertainty

Episode DescriptionDealing with Uncertainty is something we all deal with. For those of us on the healing path, dealing with difficult emotions, and trying to work through trauma, uncertainty can be even more challenging bring up a lot of anxiety in the body at times. This episode discusses what to do during times of uncertainty from a trauma informed approach, how meditating ...

Episode 1 Season 4: Staying on the Healing Path
March 18, 2024x
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Episode 1 Season 4: Staying on the Healing Path

Episode DescriptionWelcome to a new season. Staying on the Healing Path starts the new season by sharing with you tips to help you stay on the healing journey. We often think of the healing journey as linear, but it tends to have ebbs, flows, and cycles, even though we move forward overall if we stay on the path. This episode discusses the nature of the healing journey, how th...

2024 Podcast Update #2
March 05, 202400:12:378.7 MB

2024 Podcast Update #2

Welcome to Season 4! I'm excited for a new season of Christian Emotional Recovery. This episode includes updates on Season Four of Christian Emotional Recovery and the expenses that go into the podcast for transparency.Ever wonder what goes into making a podcast? When will the new season be out ?What's happening in 2024 on the platform?These questions will be answered, plus yo...

2024 Update
January 19, 202400:06:134.33 MB

2024 Update

Check out the resources at the website, podcast website, and check out opportunities to support the podcast and free resources linked in the shownotes.Christian Emotional Recovery ResourcesPodcast WebsiteAccess Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook GroupJoin Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube ChannelSubscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Po...

Episode 17 Season 3: Don't Make Trauma Your Whole Identity
November 27, 2023x
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Episode 17 Season 3: Don't Make Trauma Your Whole Identity

Episode DescriptionDon't Make Trauma Your Whole Identity, discusses how trauma survivors have their entire brains rewired when they experience trauma. As a result, when we become aware of what has happened to us and start our healing journey, it can be challenging not to make trauma our entire identity. It's easy to get into a loop of overidentifying with trauma and what has h...

Episode 16 Season 3: What's the Connection Between Love Languages and Healing Trauma?
November 13, 2023x
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Episode 16 Season 3: What's the Connection Between Love Languages and Healing Trauma?

Episode DescriptionWhat's the Connection Between Love Languages and Healing Trauma? discusses how we can harness the Five Love Languages, based on Gary Chapman's 1992 book of the same name, to cultivate a sense of safety, connection, and practice to help us heal trauma. This episode explains what the five love languages are, how they operate, and how people's love languages ar...

Episode 15 Season 3: An Interview With Megan Owen Cox
October 30, 2023x
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Episode 15 Season 3: An Interview With Megan Owen Cox

For FULL Description, GO HERE.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cHI9NbBGvQg5UbcaQrS-R0HQ9r-fDhwOh8r7K2FNa14/edit?usp=sharingMegan's Bio:Fully-certified since 2012 as a crisis pastoral counselor (MAR, Pastoral Counseling), Megan has been successfully companioning clients all over the country while facilitating their self-growth. She offers crisis & spiritual process group...

Episode 14: Season 3: Rethinking Our Thoughts Part II: What Is Learned Helplessness and How Can I Overcome It?
October 16, 2023x
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Episode 14: Season 3: Rethinking Our Thoughts Part II: What Is Learned Helplessness and How Can I Overcome It?

Rethinking Our Thoughts Part II: What Is Learned Helplessness and How Do I Overcome It? is the second part of a two part series. Last episode, we discussed cognitive distortions and how they contribute to the trauma cycle. Similarly, learned helplessness is "a condition in which a person has a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succ...

Episode 13 Season 3: Rethinking Our Thoughts Part I: What Are Cognitive Distortions and How Can I Overcome Them?
October 02, 2023x
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Episode 13 Season 3: Rethinking Our Thoughts Part I: What Are Cognitive Distortions and How Can I Overcome Them?

Episode DescriptionRethinking Our Thoughts Part I: What Are Cognitive Distortions and How Can I Overcome Them? discusses how hope is not just something we have in Christ, but is also something we can cultivate on the healing journey, even if we're feeling hopeless. We learn hope by practicing it daily. Investing in our healing and taking daily steps toward progress today can g...

Episode 12 Season 3: The Power of Hope in Emotional Recovery
September 04, 2023x
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Episode 12 Season 3: The Power of Hope in Emotional Recovery

The Power of Hope in Emotional Recovery discusses how hope is not just something we have in Christ, but is also something we can cultivate on the healing journey, even if we're feeling hopeless. We learn hope by practicing it daily. Investing in our healing and taking daily steps toward progress today can give us hope for the future. Think about a time you made good choices or...

2023 Podcast Update
August 14, 202300:21:5715.15 MB

2023 Podcast Update

2023 Podcast Update This unofficial episode includes updates to the platform and podcast. Check out this episode to learn the following: What's new with the podcastUpcoming episodes to the podcastWhy I'm taking a *temporary* break from the podcastHow you can help the podcast to grow and help more peopleUpcoming interviews for future podcast episodesWhat you can expect in the n...

Episode 11 Season 3: The Connection Between Trauma and Chronic Illness
August 07, 2023x
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Episode 11 Season 3: The Connection Between Trauma and Chronic Illness

Please use this link for episode description and sources. Often, there isn't enough room to include these in this space, so I include links in Google:LINK TO DESCRIPTION, SOURCES, AND RESOURCEShttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1qnfbc_nUC8cuLecY1_an7JOLRR2O5orI2K4Ip-2g97E/edit?usp=sharingChristian Emotional Recovery ResourcesPodcast WebsiteAccess Episodes, Get Free Resources, ...

Episode 10 Season 3: Integrating Our Faith and Practice on the Healing Journey
July 24, 2023x
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Episode 10 Season 3: Integrating Our Faith and Practice on the Healing Journey

Episode DescriptionIntegrating Our Faith and Practice on the Healing Journey discusses the relationship between daily practices to heal trauma and our relationship with God. While these may not be completely separated, carving out a space for each separately, as much as we're able, is important. The episode also discusses how to use discernment in the healing practices you use...

Episode 9 Season 3: What's Childhood Emotional Neglect Got to Do With Abandonment Trauma?
July 10, 2023x
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Episode 9 Season 3: What's Childhood Emotional Neglect Got to Do With Abandonment Trauma?

Description:The most downloaded episode in the history of the podcast has been Season 2, Episode 12: Childhood Emotional Neglect: A Hidden Epidemic, so there's a need to understand CEN further. What's Childhood Emotional Neglect Got to Do With Abandonment Trauma? discusses the impact of childhood emotional neglect (CEN) on survivors by exploring the connection between CEN and ...

Episode 8 Season 3: Why You Need to Be Gentle With Yourself on This Journey
June 26, 2023x
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Episode 8 Season 3: Why You Need to Be Gentle With Yourself on This Journey

Episode Description:Why You Need to Be Gentle With Yourself on This Journey is a talk God put on my heart after encountering so many trauma survivors who struggle with their faith because of harsh treatment from people within the Christian community regarding their struggles. Many people have not only not received compassion, love, and understanding, but they've been blamed fo...

Episode 7 Season 3: The Power of Gratitude in Emotional Recovery
June 05, 2023x
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Episode 7 Season 3: The Power of Gratitude in Emotional Recovery

Description:A lot of trauma survivors have been told that they "should just be grateful," as if they can flip a switch, turn off trauma in the body, and suddenly feel grateful. Gratitude for a survivor is more complex than that. We can be grateful, but it needs to be in a way that works with our nervous system, realistic for where we're at, and a natural choice, not forced. We...

Episode 6 Season 3: Inner Child Work: Reparenting Yourself, Reclaiming Your Childhood
May 22, 2023x
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Episode 6 Season 3: Inner Child Work: Reparenting Yourself, Reclaiming Your Childhood

Breakdown of Episode 0:00 Intro 5:16 What Is Inner Child Work and How Can It Help Me?15:14 The Nature of Inner Child Work22:28 My Experience With Inner Child Work6:10 Reparenting Yourself and Allowing God to Reparent Us34:00 Signs Inner Child Work May Help You36:12 Inner Child Work Exercises for HealingEpisode Resources:Inner Child Healing: 35 Practical Tools for Growing Beyon...

A Little of My Story and Asking for Help
May 19, 202300:27:1818.78 MB

A Little of My Story and Asking for Help

Anything you give helps the podcast to continue, allows more people like you to be helped, and enables me to continue God's call to create the podcast, YouTube, and Facebook group and expand it. Donating monthly is especially helpful in sustaining the podcast. But there are two ways to donate, monthly, and one-time. Any donation is appreciated! If you add these to your bookmar...

Episode 5 Season 3: The Four Trauma Responses and How to Heal Them
May 08, 2023x
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Episode 5 Season 3: The Four Trauma Responses and How to Heal Them

Episode Description: In The Four Trauma Responses and How to Heal Them we discuss the four major ways our bodies respond to trauma. Fight, flight, freeze, and fawn are the main ways people who've experienced trauma respond to extreme stress and traumatic situations. Everyone has these responses to some degree, and they are healthy in certain situations. Fight, flight, freeze, ...

Episode 4 Season 3: How Toxic People Use DARVO to Manipulate and How to Protect Yourself
April 24, 2023x
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Episode 4 Season 3: How Toxic People Use DARVO to Manipulate and How to Protect Yourself

Check out FULL SHOWNOTES HERE INCLUDING TALK RESOURCES, PODCAST PLATFORM RESOURCES, FREE RESOURCES, AND BREAKDOWN OF EPISODE:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tv8o3T-gg6HHZrJAjlOpXllQE2t04K3g83k4xCx4Fhk/edit?usp=sharingEpisode Description:This episode is a repurposed YouTube video on the YouTube Christian Emotional Recovery Channel. Check out and subscribe to the channel (li...

Episode 3 Season 3: Real. Relevant. Relationship. The Role God Plays in our Recovery
April 10, 2023x
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Episode 3 Season 3: Real. Relevant. Relationship. The Role God Plays in our Recovery

Episode Description:Real. Relevant. Relationship. The Role God Plays in our Recovery is a concept God put on my heart, and I didn't know what I would say until the podcast was recorded. The role God plays in our recovery is everything. Some will say if you aren't recovering from difficult emotions, trauma, depression, anxiety, or abuse, you don't have enough faith in God or yo...

Episode 2 Season 3: How Internal Family Systems Can Help You Heal Trauma
March 27, 2023x
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Episode 2 Season 3: How Internal Family Systems Can Help You Heal Trauma

Episode Description: How Internal Family Systems Can Help You Heal Trauma describes a therapy called IFS for short, what IFS is, how it can help you heal trauma and difficult emotions, and how you can use this therapy for your own healing journey with a therapist or on your own. We learn about how IFS is broken down into parts and self, how these parts and self interact based ...

Episode 1 Season 3: Twelve Steps Recovery and How it Can Help You Heal Trauma and Abuse
March 13, 2023x
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Episode 1 Season 3: Twelve Steps Recovery and How it Can Help You Heal Trauma and Abuse

Welcome back! Twelve Steps Recovery and How it Can Help You Heal Trauma and Abuse is the first episode of the new season. Most people are familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and how it helps those recovering from alcohol misuse, but many people don't know there are programs for other forms of recovery. We'll discuss what twelve-step programs are, how they can help those no...

What Will It Be in 2023?
February 20, 202300:25:3717.68 MB

What Will It Be in 2023?

Episode Description: Welcome to Season 3! I'm excited for a new season of Christian Emotional Recovery. This episode, What Will It Be in 2023? includes updates on Season Three of Christian Emotional Recovery--the podcast, Facebook group, and Youtube channel:  When will the new season be out and what updates will the podcast include?  What's new with the YouTube chan...

Season 2 Episode 19: Tips for Cultivating Peace During the Holidays
December 12, 2022x
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Season 2 Episode 19: Tips for Cultivating Peace During the Holidays

Tips for Cultivating Peace During the HolidaysIn this episode, we discuss updates to the podcast and YouTube channel at the end of the year and in the new year. We also discussion strategies for cultivating peace, coping with stress, and dealing with difficult people and loneliness during the holidays. In this episode, we'll discuss the following:Surviving holiday get together...

Episode 18 Season 2: Ten Ways to Set Healthy Boundaries
November 28, 2022x
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Episode 18 Season 2: Ten Ways to Set Healthy Boundaries

Episode Description: This episode was adapted from a recent Youtube video. Check out and subscribe to the Youtube channel linked below for more talks like this one not found in the podcast. This talk discusses what healthy boundaries are and what they are not. In the first half, we discuss what a boundary is using Henry Cloud's metaphor of property lines and why setting health...

Episode 17 Season 2: Applying Polyvagal Theory to Heal Trauma and Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Trauma Recovery
November 14, 2022x
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Episode 17 Season 2: Applying Polyvagal Theory to Heal Trauma and Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Trauma Recovery

Applying Polyvagal Theory to Heal Trauma and Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Trauma RecoveryThis episode repurposes two related Youtube videos that contain visuals. If you would like to view these, feel free to watch the two videos with visuals instead, linked here ("Applying Polyvagal Theory to Heal Trauma" AND "Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Trauma Recovery"), OR you can consult th...

Episode 16 Season 2: Somatic Practices for Healing Trauma Part II: Practices You Can Do With a Professional is Part II
October 31, 2022x
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Episode 16 Season 2: Somatic Practices for Healing Trauma Part II: Practices You Can Do With a Professional is Part II

Episode Description: Somatic Practices for Healing Trauma Part II: Practices You Can Do With a Professional is Part II of a two-part series on somatic therapies for healing trauma. This series covers practices you can do on your own or with a professional. Somatic therapy is based on more recent research and generally more effective than talk therapy for healing trauma. It'...

Update October 2022
October 24, 202200:01:461.25 MB

Update October 2022

Subscribe to YouTube channel for exclusive videos and free meditations https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4a5jGXZ0-qzPINAspnLwPwChristian Emotional Recovery ResourcesPodcast WebsiteAccess Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook GroupJoin Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube ChannelSubscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotiona...

Episode 15: Season 2: Somatic Practices for Healing Trauma Part I: Practices You Can Do on Your Own is Part I
October 10, 2022x
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Episode 15: Season 2: Somatic Practices for Healing Trauma Part I: Practices You Can Do on Your Own is Part I

Episode Description:Somatic Practices for Healing Trauma Part I: Practices You Can Do on Your Own is Part I of a two-part series on somatic therapies for healing trauma. Somatic therapy is based on more recent research and generally more effective than talk therapy for healing trauma. It's basically another name for body work (AKA Somatic Experiencing®), or connecting with the...