Biology of Trauma® Podcast
With Dr. Aimie Apigian

Episode 15: Ending The Cycle Of Trauma With Your Host, Dr. Aimie Apigian

Show Notes

Today on The Biology of Trauma, I share more of my story and why I chose to work in the field of trauma. It has to do with my grandfather and my father’s stories…


You’ll learn:

  •  Three principles of trauma work:
  • Are you living in a fortress or living in a trail? Flexibility vs. Rigidity Just take the one next best step
  • Surviving is not living, and too many people are living life feeling numb, detached, and in full-blown survival mode. In the 21-day Journey, I teach you the skills to address how your body has adapted to survive so you can revive your spirit again. By fighting for your life and doing the work, you can take control of your life again.



  • [0:40] Why my father’s experience with trauma inspired the work I do today
  • [4:10] My goal is to revive the spirit after trauma, so people don’t go through life feeling numb
  • [7:30] Implicit memory is the body’s memory of trauma that we sometimes aren’t conscious of
  • [9:30] When things overwhelm our system, our body changes and it adapts to survive
  • [10:15] Time does not heal because unaddressed adaptations will keep you in survival mode
  • [12:10] Defy your ideas of danger by increasing your stress tolerance to embrace curiosity again
  • [15:00] Trauma creates rigidity, but as you do the work, your nervous system becomes flexible
  • [18:00] Releasing trauma boosts your ability to stay present, problem-solve, and think creatively

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