004: Book Review: What Happened To You?


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What happened to you? It’s a great question to ask when you find yourself falling headfirst into a bag of Cheetos. Understanding what’s happening in your brain when this happens, and why it happens, gives you the power to choose a different way to manage your stress and difficult emotions.

In this episode, we take a deep dive into Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Perry’s new book “What Happened to You: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing.” By the time you finish listening, you’ll learn:

  • How the brain reacts to stress and trauma and why it’s so easy to overeat as a stress management tool
  • Why it’s important to fill your “reward bucket”
  • Three ways to manage stress and heal from trauma

Shifting from asking yourself “What’s wrong with me?” to “What happened to me?” when you overeat replaces blame with compassion, and puts you back in charge of your thoughts, emotions and actions.

Link to Book: What Happened to You? By Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey - click here

Eating Disorders and Trauma Article - click here

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