In this episode, Jan explains how and why addiction becomes a way of coping with trauma and she helps bridge the two worlds of trauma treatment and addiction.
*** Topics Discussed ***
* Jan’s early work with a group of women who survived incest.
* How trauma enacts a process in the autonomic nervous system.
* Polyvagal Model and Felt Sense
* The need for safety and how we react when we don’t feel safe.
* The collective trauma of the pandemic and how people are reacting to it.