Season 3 Episodes

Episode 1: Own Your Story: The Power Of Transparency

Air Date: 09/21/23

Welcome to a NEW season of You Are Not Your Trauma Podcast! In the opening episode of Season 3, the host, Harriet M. Harris, takes shares a profound journey from hiding to embracing transparency, recounting personal experiences and the divine intervention that paved the way to empowerment and healing. It is a heartfelt call to listeners to unmask their scars and to bravely step into their truths, nurturing a spirit unbroken and unbent through the power of owning their stories.

Episode 2 Unshaken, Unbroken: The Bold Journey to Healing and Fearless Living

Air Date: 09/28/23 

In this empowering episode, I’m joined by Dr. Veirdre Jackson to discuss the transformative journey from facing trauma to embracing a fearless life.  Join us to explore essential tools, mindset shifts, and practices that facilitate true healing and resilience. 

Dr. Veirdre Jackson is a recognized leader in trauma-informed practices and DEIB, with an extensive background as an award-winning author, educator, and entrepreneur. As the CEO/Founder of Living Strong Consulting LLC, she is dedicated to fostering resilience and strength in individuals, particularly youth, families, and educational professionals. 

Episode 3 The Art and Challenge of Trauma-Informed Support


Air Date: 10/05/23

In today’s episode, we’re venturing into the intricate realm of trauma-informed care. And who better to guide us than our stellar guest, Suzanne Burns? She's not just an expert at trauma-informed support she's living it daily with her remarkable maternity home initiative.

Suzanne Burns is an internationally recognized speaker, trainer, Podcast host, and author. She also leads a thriving maternity home and is an advocate for trauma survivors. 

Episode 4 Healing Workplace Trauma and Finding Self-Love

Air Date: 10/12/2023

In this compelling episode, we address the pressing issue of workplace trauma, offering insights and advice for healing and self-growth. Joining us is Lindsey Maza, a resilient figure who turned her personal experiences with workplace trauma into powerful lessons for others.

Today’s guest is Lindsey Maza, who was once deeply embedded in the fashion industry. Lindsey faced not only burnout and trauma but also grappled with her transformation into a toxic leader. Today, she stands as a beacon of hope, sharing her journey to self-love and healing.

Episode 5 Recognizing Triggers & Trauma Responses

Air Date: 10/19/2023

In this enlightening episode, we venture into the intricate realm of triggers and trauma responses, aiming to shed light on what they are, how to spot them, and pivotal strategies to cope. We’re tapping into not just theoretical understanding, but real-life, applicable strategies.

Our guest,  Faith Koltak, is nothing short of inspiring. A trauma-conscious transformational master coach and Shamanic healer, Faith’s journey of healing is one that resonates deeply. Her story is raw, honest, and heart-wrenching, a testament to her strength and resilience. Through immense challenges, she has found her path to authentic alignment, harnessing her experiences to empower others on their journey toward healing and self-discovery. 

Episode 6 From Trauma to Trust: A Journey of Self-Empowerment

Air Date: 10/26/2023

In today’s episode we get real about moving from trauma’s challenges to the triumphs of self-trust and empowerment. We’re diving deep into healing from traumas and how to rebuild that oh-so-crucial self-love and trust.

Today’s guest is Dr. Marcia Martin. Beyond her titles as a counselor and bestselling author, Dr. Marcia’s personal journey is what makes her stand out. She’s lived it, felt it, and now she’s here to share her deeply personal experiences.

Episode 7 Transforming Trauma: Rebuilding Self through Somatic Therapy

Air Date: 11/2/2023

In this episode we tackle the intricate dance between the mind and body to explore how somatic therapy can help those grappling with past traumas.

Our guest, Abbie Westgate, a former police officer whose personal and professional journey took an unexpected turn after confronting unresolved traumas. Now an advocate for somatic healing, Abbie’s story offers a raw, inspiring testament to the power of self-renewal and the pursuit of one’s mission.

Episode 8 Daring to Believe I Matter… Even after Trauma

Air Date: 11/9/2023

In this heartening episode we dive into the importance of self-worth and the transformative power of embracing the belief that one matters, even after experiencing the deepest of traumas.

Sue Bowles is a survivor, a champion of change, and a guiding light for many. She is a Master Certified Life and Mental Health Coach, an author, and the pioneer behind the Dare to Believe Movement. Her work and her story serve as a powerful reminder that our past does not define us and that within each of us lies an unwavering strength.

Episode 9 Between Two Worlds: The Road to Rainbow Baby After Loss

Air Date: 11/16/2023

In this profoundly moving episode, we have a heartfelt discussion about the complex emotions involved in pregnancy after the loss of a baby, the subsequent joy and anxiety of expecting a rainbow baby, and the significant role of support systems through this journey.

Today’s guest is Grace Peterson, a dedicated teacher specializing in reading, special education, and general instruction. Grace opens up about her personal experiences and shares invaluable insights on coping mechanisms, preparations, and the overall impact of sharing her story. Her story is one of hope, resilience, and the power of healing through connection.

Episode 10 Confronting the Trauma of Infertility & Rediscovering Joy

Air Date: 11/23/2023

In this deeply moving episode, we sit down with Charlie Dice, whose personal battle with infertility is a profound journey of pain, empowerment, and ultimately, joy. Charlie’s story is not just about the struggle, but about the resilience and transformative power of the human spirit.

Charlie Dice, warrior of hope and a mentor of joy. After years of silently wrestling with infertility, Charlie has emerged not just as a survivor, but as a vibrant source of inspiration. She’s a coach, an advocate, and a voice for those who journey through the shadows of infertility. Charlie embodies the courage to speak out and the wisdom to lead others through their storms.

Episode 11 The Power of Your Inner Voice to Conquer Trauma

Air Date: 11/30/2023

In this episode we take a look at the transformative role of the inner voice in overcoming trauma. We're joined by Jana Wilson, who shares her journey through intergenerational trauma and how she harnessed the power of her inner voice to not only conquer her past but also to inspire her book, "Wise Little One." This episode is a blend of personal narrative and universal truths, emphasizing how our inner voice can be our greatest ally in the healing process.

Jana Wilson is a renowned meditation teacher, hypnotherapist, and author, celebrated for her work in emotional healing. Overcoming intergenerational trauma herself, Jana's insights into the power of the inner voice and inner child healing are both deeply personal and universally relevant. Her book, "Wise Little One," and her teachings have guided many towards a path of self-discovery and recovery.

Episode 12 Letting Go: The Art of Forgiveness and Release

Air Date: 12/7/2023

In this episode, I had the privilege to chat with Danielle Booher who shares her journey following the tragic loss of her brother, offering insights into the complex world of grief, trauma, and the healing power of forgiveness. This episode is a profound exploration of the challenges and transformative possibilities that come from facing our deepest pains and finding a path to peace and understanding.
Danielle Booher is a Mom, Nurse, Author, Podcast Host and Grief and Trauma/PTSD Life Coach, who helps others navigate their healing journeys. Danielle's personal experience with loss and journey of forgiveness gives her a unique and empathetic perspective that she uses to help others.

Episode 13 Healing The Lifelong Scars Of Bullying

Air Date: 12/14/2023

In this compelling episode we explore the profound effects of childhood bullying, as shared by our guest, John Britton. John's journey from a bullied child at boarding school to a self-aware adult confronting his past paints a vivid picture of the long-lasting impact of childhood bullying. This episode provides valuable insights into understanding, confronting, and healing from the scars of bullying.

In today’s episode, I had the honor of welcoming John Britton, an individual whose life story is a mix of adversity, artistry, and healing. Despite his daunting beginnings, John’s resilience and passion for the arts propelled him into a remarkable career in performance and direction. His work on stage and behind the scenes has not only been a testament to his artistic talent but also a reflection of his journey towards self-discovery and healing.

Episode 14 Embracing Childlessness Without A Choice: Paths to Healing and Self-Compassion

Air Date: 12/21/2023

In this episode we explore the complex and often overlooked journey of being childless not by choice. Our guest, Sarah Jane Smith, emphasizes the importance of self-compassion and community connections in healing, offering practical advice and insights for those facing similar challenges. 

Sarah Jane is an embodiment teacher and coach who has dedicated her life to helping women navigate this complex journey. Her expertise and personal story illuminate the nuances of this often silent struggle.

Episode 15 New Year, New Beginnings: Embracing Your Journey Beyond Trauma

Air Date: 12/28/2023

In this season finale episode of You Are Not Your Trauma™, you are invited to embark on a journey of self-discovery and renewal as you begin the new year. The episode is a deep dive into the transformative process of healing and growth, emphasizing the importance of reshaping one’s mindset and embracing change. It explores practical strategies for persevering through life's challenges and highlights the power of vulnerability and community in the healing process. 

The episode aims to inspire you to view your past not as a defining factor, but as a catalyst for creating a stronger, more resilient future.