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Show Notes CYH Episode #58: Trauma with Dr. Jenny Severson

***Disclaimer: I am a speaker at heart! These notes are either transcripts of the podcast or notes I made in preparation. I try hard to correct them grammatically but writing is not my strength. Please forgive the inevitable errors 😘

So welcome friend to Consider Yourself Hugged episode 58: Today’s Hug: Trauma with Dr. Jenny Severson. Click here or pic to listen.

I’m Dr. Tami West, here every week to bring you tips on living a life that brings you mental and emotional wellbeing.

Earlier in the month, Jenny Severson was on the show teaching us about emotions (Click here for Episode 54.). Today, she's back, talking specifically about trauma. We recorded this before Coronavirus took the toll that it's taking, and I think the timing is perfect. Jenny talks about "little t" trauma vs "Big T" trauma. We are going through something together now that's more than we could have ever dreamed. I pray that her words speak to you today!

As always, for anything she would like for us to see, I'll post links at the end of the notes! Here's her bio, then a few suggestions for you today!

About Jenny

Dr. Jenny Severson’s mission is to add value, produce experiences that create gratitude and optimism. Jenny serves schools, corporations, churches, and speaks at conferences across the globe. Her focus on leveraging the inextricable interconnectedness of organizational and employee well-being to help transform workplaces and support people in integrating their personal and professional lives drives her passion.

Jenny has spent her career in education, speaking, presenting, coaching and training others for high-capacity results. Jenny is committed to improving the social and emotional skills, namely, gratitude, optimism, and empathy, which leads to skyrocketing performance, in workplace teams and collective efficacy. She is sought-after to help re-humanize classrooms, schools, and workplaces so that people are freed, fueled and inspired to bring their best selves to work – and home – each day.

Jenny's suggestions

  1. Get in multiple groups

  2. Be a part of community -even 12 step, alanon

  3. Slow down identify what you’re feeling, dialogue with someone else

  4. Journal

  5. Have a self-care plan If you don’t have 5 minutes you don’t have a life.

And sadly, as always, that’s our time for today. I am praying every day for our country, our leaders, our healthcare teams, and people affected. I hope you’ll join me in doing that AND in staying mentally and emotionally healthy.

As always, Please pass the show link along to a friend or two and subscribe, download, and review wherever you are listening. And look around here at to get info if you’d like me to speak at your next event and also you’ll find the promised links and info. And I’d love for you to follow me on Facebook and all those other crazy social media outlets; links are in the show notes. If you’re a woman and you haven’t joined my private FB group The Stress Club, please do that now! It’ll be your daily sources for exiting the life of stress! Link is in the show notes

Thank you so much for listening and growing our special community!

I pray that each day you remember to love, to serve, to feel worthy, to grow, to connect, to change, and to be the best person you can be for yourself AND for the other humans in your world!

And until next time, Consider Yourself Hugged 😘🤗

Jenny's links:

My links:

Phone: 615-497-7714

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