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The Love Fix

Dec 16, 2022

Sherry starts this week by sharing her own experience with trauma when the hurricane hit Florida, and how even as a trained therapist she felt the somatic and emotional symptoms of being in a trauma vortex. She and Carla also talk about how toxic positivity can sometimes impede us from feeling the real feelings we need to process our trauma. Sherry and Carla take a Love Fix question from a man dating a codependent woman, and is wondering how to help get her into therapy, but she has grown complacent. They welcome Love Fix guest Efu Nyaki, faculty member of Somatic Experiencing and a Professor of Family Constellation System Therapy. Efu was born and raised in Tanzania where she earned a Bachelor of Science, trained as a science teacher and later on was trained as a healer using holistic methods. 


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Today’s episode is sponsored by Carla’s book Contagious Love: Break Free from Codependency for Damn Good and Sherry’s book Love Smacked: How To Stop the Cycle of Relationship Addiction and Codependency To Find Everlasting Love.


Thanks to Contagious Love and Love Smacked for sponsoring this episode.


What You’ll Hear In This Episode:

  • Trauma is a powerful energy because it’s meant to protect us and even save our life. 
  • We respond to trauma strongly so that we can survive from any events that come to us. 
  • How does a traumatic event in a toxic relationship, unhealthy relationship or abusive relationship relate to PTSD? 
  • How Efu’s upbringing in Tanzania and now living in Brazil helps her work with clients all over the world. 
  • How does a traumatic event turn into PTSD?
  • More on Efu’s holistic healing, along with how to work with Sherry and Carla on overcoming codependency, dating, break-ups, healing from toxic relationships, and gaining confidence.
  • How codependency comes from developmental trauma. 
  • Efu shares examples of clients that liberated their trauma while working with her, even in just one session making a big difference. 
  • What are the first steps someone can take to move out of their trauma or PTSD? 


Disclaimer: The Love Fix Podcast content has been made available for informational, entertainment, and educational purposes only. The Love Fix Podcast is distinctly different from coaching, counseling, psychotherapy, or psychoanalysis and does not deal with the diagnosis or treatment of emotional problems. The Love Fix podcast does not constitute medical consultation or treatment, health insurance does not apply.