“After trauma happens, the body holds what the mind cannot.” 

Dr. Mariel Buquè is a Columbia University-trained licensed psychologist, holistic mental health expert, and sound bath meditation healer. She talks about the not-so-ouvert signs of trauma that can be passed down from one generation to the other, collective stress, dealing with burnout on top of trauma, and how to access ancestral wisdom. Dr. Buquè also shares holistic modalities that work for her and her patients and the root of her joy.

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My Favorite Takeaways From This Episode:

-Healing from trauma does not occur just in the mind, it occurs in the body and in the Spirit, and Dr. Buquè talks about how she uses the Spirit and soul within her practical framework.

-A question she shares on the episode is: how is your soul? She explains the significance of that in the context of burnout as well.

-Epigenetics and intergenerational trauma, how that can be passed down and the roles that nature and nurture play in the transference of trauma

-How different generations hold onto and express trauma differently

-Trauma symptoms have been so normalized in day to day culture and how so many people are living in these layers of trauma and collective stress

-What is ancestral wisdom and how to tap into it

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My Favorite Quotes From Dr. Buquè:

“Perhaps like being keyed up, and irritable is something that is natural and normal, because that’s all we’ve ever known. That’s what our parents did. That’s what we do, right? However, we don’t notice that, that way of being is also being modeled forward into the next generation.”

“Well, burnout is basically in mind, body and spirit, you have depleted your own energy or whatever is happening has depleted your energy to the extent that it’s, you’re not having the capacity to catch up. And so your body will likely need a lot more time and a lot more intention behind your wellness practice in order to get back into baseline.”

“The important thing about the heightened stress that is collective that is ongoing, is that at some point in time, just like with any other stress, we need a break, we need a pause, we need to retract…If we’re talking about minimizing stress and collective stress, then we have to talk about really moving through society the messages and ideas around taking sacred pause.Taking a break, stepping outside of the day to day outside of the consumption of stressful information, and really resetting and recalibrating so that our bodies and our minds and our spirits don’t become overwhelmed by the stressor, and then have nothing else to give, because that opens up the opportunity for trauma.”

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