223 Pamela Gay

Pamela shares her family’s story of being disrupted by her father’s mental illness. When her parents dropped her off at college, she felt abandoned and her trauma escalated. Pamela’s repressed memories were stuck in her body, but after many years ‘wanted out’. Her trauma therapist helped her release the feelings of abandonment and she felt like an observer of her life rather than a participant. Pamela shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
– we’re all born into someone else’s story
– everyone has a story
– we can have empathy and still keep our stories
– wounds do not have to control us
– end with hope, a place of possibility
– move towards renewal and hope
– consider EMDR therapy, if you’ve experienced trauma


tags: Pamela, Gay, I’m, so, glad, you’re, here, memoir, Homecoming, professor, emerita, Binghamton, University, flash, memoir, fiction, story, stories, that, empower, empowering, empowerment, inspire, inspiring, inspiration, encourage, encouraging, encouragement, hope, light, podcast, Sean, https://storiesthatempower.com


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