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Biology of Trauma® Podcast
With Dr. Aimie Apigian

Episode 22: The Role Trauma Plays In Highly Sensitive People

Show Notes

Have you ever wondered if you could turn being a highly sensitive person into your superpower? My guest today is Dr. Natasha Fallahi, a chiropractic functional medicine physician who specializes in mind-body medicine to treat the whole patient, and she has done just that! Since many people identify with being an empath and/or a highly sensitive person, it is critical to know what is going on in the body and your nervous system and to know that they are related to stored trauma. This show will teach us the role trauma plays in highly sensitive people.

 

You’ll learn:

What can a highly sensitive person look like? Trauma is overwhelm The different categories of overwhelm How overwhelm can lead to autoimmunity and chronic health conditions How to build your capacity as a highly sensitive person

Once we can recognize our sensitivities, this is where biology comes into play. We can recognize where we feel sensitive within our bodies, thereby recognizing our own vulnerabilities. Our vulnerabilities and our ability to protect ourselves allow us to stay present in the moment during stress responses. When we fail to do this, our body becomes overwhelmed and forces us to store that trauma away rather than releasing it.

 

Timestamps:

  • [1:54] Dr. Natasha’s journey into understanding herself as a sensitive person and doctor
  • [5:01] What a highly sensitive person can look like and why labels aren’t always helpful
  • [7:00] Trauma is overwhelm and how that affects our emotional and physical well being
  • [13:30] Trauma is overwhelm – three states of the nervous system (parasympathetic, sympathetic, and dorsal vagal)
  • [16:37] The different categories of overwhelm
  • [22:42] How overwhelm can lead to autoimmunity and chronic health conditions
  • [27:17] How to build your capacity as a highly sensitive person

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