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
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 Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not...

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 Description Don'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 an...

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 Description What'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 ...

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=sharing Megan'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 pro...

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 t...

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 Description Rethinking 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 toda...

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 choi...

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 podcast Upcoming episodes to the podcast Why I'm taking a *temporary* break from the podcast How you can help the podcast to grow and help more people Upcoming interviews for future podcast episodes What you ...

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 RESOURCES https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qnfbc_nUC8cuLecY1_an7JOLRR2O5orI2K4Ip-2g97E/edit?usp=sharing Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free ...

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 Description Integrating 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 ...

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 betw...

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 bl...

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 choic...

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 Work 22:28 My Experience With Inner Child Work 6:10 Reparenting Yourself and Allowing God to Reparent Us 34:00 Signs Inner Child Work May Help You 36:12 Inner Child Work Exercises for Healing Episode Resources: Inner Child Healing: 35 Practical Tools for Gro...

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 b...

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, ...

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=sharing Episode Description : This episode is a repurposed YouTube video on the YouTube Christian Emotional Recovery Channel. Check out and subscribe to the channe...

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 f...

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 bas...

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 he...

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 Holidays In 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 ...

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...

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 Recovery This 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" ...

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-qzPINAspnLwPw Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Em...

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 w...

Episode 14 Season 2: What to Do When the Past Comes Calling
September 26, 2022x
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Episode 14 Season 2: What to Do When the Past Comes Calling

Episode Description: What to Do When The Past Comes Calling discusses what to do when old unhealthy habits, addictions, sins, and people who have contributed to trauma in your past show up unexpectedly and cause fear, PTSD, and temptation to fall into old patterns. While each of these are distinct experiences, they are also similar in that there is a temptation to go back int...

Episode 13 Season 2: Ten Ways to Avoid Retraumatizing Yourself When Trying to Heal
September 12, 2022x
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Episode 13 Season 2: Ten Ways to Avoid Retraumatizing Yourself When Trying to Heal

Subscribe to Youtube for exclusive NEW videos and free meditations https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4a5jGXZ0-qzPINAspnLwPw Video Description: Trauma Recovery is tricky work, and it's easy in everyday life and when we're doing healing work with a therapist or on our own to unintentionally retraumatize ourselves through no fault of our own. Knowing what works and doe...

Episode 12 Season 2: Childhood Emotional Neglect: A Hidden Epidemic
August 29, 2022x
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Episode 12 Season 2: Childhood Emotional Neglect: A Hidden Epidemic

Episode Description: Childhood Emotional Neglect: A Hidden Epidemic illuminates the often hidden and confusing nature of childhood emotional neglect, also called CEN. If you feel like something is wrong with you, but can't put your finger on it, there is a possibility it could be childhood emotional neglect. Because of the hidden nature of childhood emotional neglect, ma...

Episode 11 Season 2: How Grit and Resilience Can Help You Heal Trauma
August 15, 2022x
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Episode 11 Season 2: How Grit and Resilience Can Help You Heal Trauma

Episode Description: How Grit and Resilience Can Help You Heal Trauma helps you consider a balanced approach to healing trauma that works. Many of us have been shamed for not knowing how to heal, and we've been told that we don't pray enough or have enough faith. We've also been told to bootstrap our healing, and if we can't, it's our fault. This appr...

Episode 10 Season 2: Erikson's Stages of Development and Adverse Childhood Experiences
August 01, 2022x
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Episode 10 Season 2: Erikson's Stages of Development and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Episode Description: Erikson's Stages of Development and Adverse Childhood Experiences is also a Youtube Video. If you haven't please click the link below and subscribe for exclusive content different than the podcast. Adverse Childhood Experiences (or ACES) can impact our development as children. If we survived narcissistic abuse, childhood trauma, childhood emotional neglec...

Episode 9 Season 2: Series on Narcissistic Abuse: The Impact of Narcissistic Abuse on Our Relationship With God
July 18, 2022x
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Episode 9 Season 2: Series on Narcissistic Abuse: The Impact of Narcissistic Abuse on Our Relationship With God

Episode Description: The Impact of Narcissistic Abuse on Our Relationship With God is the last episode in the Series on Narcissistic Abuse. When we are raised by people with narcissistic traits, in a rigid religious environment, or we are abused or neglected long term in other ways, we believe the qualities that our caretakers have are also what God is like. Our caretakers ar...

Episode 8 Season 2: Series on Narcissistic Abuse: The Impact of Narcissistic Abuse on our Relationship With Others
July 04, 2022x
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Episode 8 Season 2: Series on Narcissistic Abuse: The Impact of Narcissistic Abuse on our Relationship With Others

Episode Description: The Impact of Narcissistic Abuse on Our Relationship With Others is part of the Series on Narcissistic Abuse. It discusses how being raised in adverse childhood conditions or by narcissistic types can impact our mental health and programming and make us codependent. This episode then describes what codependency is, the traits of codependency, how this imp...

Episode 7 Season 2: Series on Narcissistic Abuse: What You Need to Know About Narcissistic Abuse Part II
June 13, 2022x
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Episode 7 Season 2: Series on Narcissistic Abuse: What You Need to Know About Narcissistic Abuse Part II

Episode Description: What You Need to Know About Narcissistic Abuse Part II contains two parts and is the second part of a larger Series on Narcissistic Abuse. Parts I and II are episodes 6 and 7, and they include a "crash course" in narcissistic abuse. Part II, Episode 7 includes what the impacts are of narcissistic abuse on the survivor; impacts in specific kinds ...

Episode 6 Season 2: Series on Narcissistic Abuse: What You Need to Know About Narcissistic Abuse Part I
June 13, 2022x
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01:00:1041.35 MB

Episode 6 Season 2: Series on Narcissistic Abuse: What You Need to Know About Narcissistic Abuse Part I

Episode Description: What You Need to Know About Narcissistic Abuse Part I contains two parts and is the first part of a larger Series on Narcissistic Abuse. Parts I and II are episodes 6 and 7, and they include a "crash course" in narcissistic abuse. Part I, Episode 6 includes what narcissistic abuse is, why it happens, and warning signs of narcissistic abuse. This...