Over four seasons of hosting The Mojo Sessions, some definite themes have appeared. This was brought to light recently when a listener wrote asking for advice as to which episodes I believed could help her friend who was going through a challenging period dealing with trauma. I sent her a list of my favourite conversations on that topic, and it got me thinking that the list might also be of value to others.
One of the major benefits of podcasts is that they live in the cyber world and can be saved and replayed at any time. I thought that occasionally I would do a 'rewind' and share a list of past episodes of The Mojo Sessions on recurring themes and topics that have resonated not only with me, but also with other listeners of the show.
I hope you find this 'rewind' on the theme of trauma of value to yourself or someone you know.
The Mojo Sessions: Episode 109 - Iris Gardner
EP 109: IRIS GARDNER
Building The Strength To Emerge From The Darkness
Iris Gardner spent her childhood off the grid, an ideal life in the woods for a kid, totally off-grid, heading out on horseback, confronting mountain lions, reading books, growing and hunting their food..until the day a sexual predator moved into the house, a family friend who would throw the life of a young 5 year old child into unspeakable darkness. Listen to a remarkable story from a truly remarkable lady who has emerged from that darkness with a message that will change how we view life and the life of our children.
The Mojo Sessions: Episode 110 - Preethaji
EP 110: PREETHAJI
Creating A Life of Purpose, Free From Suffering
Preethaji, one of the world’s leading female philosophers, founded O&O Academy, a philosophy and meditation school with her husband Krishnaji. She believes that you can live, as many do, a mediocre life with a purpose that is contrived, but a great life, career or relationship can only happen with an authentic purpose. Preethaji works with corporate leaders to discover purpose, connection and how to live in a beautiful state. Preethaji leads us to a whole new way of discovering love, passion, and our creativity.
The Mojo Sessions: Episode 223 - Dr Sarah Woodhouse
EP 223: DR SARAH WOODHOUSE
The Disempowering Enemy Within
Dr Sarah Woodhouse is a Research Psychologist specialising in trauma, helping people face this world and their past. Her book 'You're Not Broken' teaches us what trauma is (it's probably not what you think), how to recognise it, why it's there and how your past is likely holding you back. Sarah explains the pitfalls of ignoring awkward, upsetting episodes and how true freedom comes from looking back at your past with honesty. Using the latest research-based techniques, her own personal experience, and her twelve years of trauma research, Dr Sarah Woodhouse speaks with authority on this important topic.
The Mojo Sessions: Episode 226 - Dr Bruce Perry
EP 226: DR BRUCE PERRY
Heal Your Mental and Emotional Wounds and Move Forward
Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Dr Bruce Perry's new book 'What Happened to You?' was written with Oprah. 'What Happened to You?' is a book that helps heal our mental and emotional wounds, wounds that many carry for decades and never give it a thought. Through groundbreaking scientific & emotional insights on behavioural patterns and actual brain science, Dr Perry explores how we can shift our approach to personal trauma by asking what happened to you? Oprah believes her first conversation with Dr Perry was one of the most important and impactful of her career.
The Mojo Sessions: Episode 323 - Yemi Penn
Ep 323: Yemi Penn
Rewrite Your Story
Documentary producer Yemi Penn believes we should create our own memo. Author of 'Did You Get The Memo?', Yemi, born in Nigeria, has endured her fair share of trauma for herself and her family, including childhood abuse and homelessness. Yet, today Yemi is a self-made millionaire, owning multiple businesses across multiple countries. Yemi shares mindset adjustments to rip up our old backstory and create the new life we want, daring us to create a new narrative for our life and ultimately write our own memo.