Navigating Trauma and Addiction: Elizabeth Kipp and Jeni Ji Cousins

In this raw and honest exploration, Jeni Ji Cousins and Elizabeth Kipp discuss navigating trauma and addiction in “When Addiction and Trauma Takes Over with Elizabeth Kipp and Jeni Ji Cousins.” They delve into the complex interplay between addiction and trauma, shedding light on the struggles that many face in silence. Through personal stories, expert insights, and real-life experiences, we aim to foster understanding, compassion, and hope. It’s time to break the silence and foster a community of support. Watch now to gain insight into this crucial intersection and discover pathways to healing.🌱


Elizabeth shares insights from her own journey

of overcoming chronic pain and addiction and the powerful tools she has utilized for healing. The conversation covers topics such as the intersection of chronic pain and addiction, the importance of fostering healthy eating behaviors, and the significance of staying true to personal values and integrity during challenging times. From breathwork and meditation to Ancestral Clearing and rescripting inner criticism, Elizabeth provides valuable strategies for relieving stress and widening one’s window of tolerance. This is a deep into the transformative power of healing and the importance of understanding and addressing trauma in our lives.

Timestamped overview:

00:00 Recovered from chronic pain and addiction treatment.

08:19 Maintaining recovery, healthy program, and beating odds.

12:28 Sugar addiction parallels opiates in brain impact. Recovery focuses on six main triggers.

16:35 Plan for holidays, intention, integrity, and relapse.

24:58 Seek help, avoid negative thoughts, be positive.

28:52 Chronic pain patients don’t tell the truth.

36:28 Different lineage traits impact individuals in unique ways.

38:42 Using Bilateral EFT tapping to quickly calm someone.

45:10 Calm nervous system for client safety regulation.

51:41 Yoga helps connect back to self, disconnection.

Key Topics and bullet points:

Introduction to Elizabeth Kipp and Trauma Therapies

  • Jeni Ji Cousins introduces Elizabeth Kipp
  • Discussion of trauma therapies such as EMDR
  • Importance of feeling safe and regulating the nervous system for healing

Connection Between Breath, Mind, and Body

  • Emphasizing the impact of dysregulated breath on the mind
  • Spiritual pain and its connection to trauma
  • Importance of seeking professional help for suicidal thoughts
  • Benefits of yoga for healing and well-being

Healing Through Yoga

  • Yoga as a practice for being present and connecting back to oneself
  • Personal experiences with yoga for healing physical pain and tension
  • Attuning the mind, body, and spirit through yoga practice

Recovery from Addiction and Chronic Pain

  • Elizabeth’s personal struggles with addiction and chronic pain
  • Impact of chronic pain on physical health and weight
  • Relationship between pain, stress, and addiction
  • Various forms of addiction and the importance of fostering healthy behaviors

Maintaining Sobriety During Holidays

  • The importance of staying in integrity and setting intentions during the holiday season
  • Coping strategies for staying sober during holiday gatherings
  • Seeking support and communication in maintaining sobriety

Overcoming Disappointments and Writing on Chronic Pain

  • Experiences of feeling let down and the toll on perception
  • Motivation for writing a book on chronic pain and the landscape of chronic pain sufferers
  • The multifaceted impact of chronic pain and the need for understanding and healing

Stress Relief and Ancestral Clearing

Addressing Trauma Related to Past Life Experiences

  • Story of a friend experiencing panic attacks related to past life trauma
  • Utilizing trauma therapy and potential services for related issues

This is comprehensive conversation covers a range of topics discussed during the podcast episode around navigating trauma and addiction.

You can sign up for Elizabeth’s free resource “Five Ways to Release Stress, Anxiety, and Fear: A Toolkit for Daily Use” HERE.

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