Here are two recent podcasts I’ve been on to talk about Still Just A Geek, beginning with Radically Loved:
The Long, Challenging, But Worthwhile Healing From Trauma
Each person you have encountered, whether at work, out on the street, or a bus, is hurting in their own way. Everyone has been through a painful and traumatic experience. Although you have no control over what already happened in the past, you do have control over how you heal. Healing is rarely easy—it’s tricky, messy, and scary, but it’s possible.
In today’s episode of Radically Loved, Wil Wheaton shares the trauma that he experienced growing up and how he was able to heal from it. He talks about his struggles during his healing from trauma and what you can do to also work through yours. Listen as Wil takes you along his journey so that you can also heal and find radical love as he has.
If you’re struggling with trauma and looking for healing, this episode is for you!
Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:
- Find out how to confront your pain and trauma by reflection and writing.
- Learn how to free yourself from toxicity and undergo healing from trauma through communication, therapy, and reading.
- Discover how to break generational trauma with an authoritative parenting style.
I just loved this conversation.
I also spoke with Live Happy about mental health:
Wil Wheaton burst into the spotlight in 1986 in the iconic coming of age movie Stand By Me. He went on to play many more roles throughout his teen and young adult years, including starring as Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation and playing a version of himself on the hit TV show, The Big Bang Theory. But his success hid a childhood filled with trauma and abuse that led to a lifetime of depression, anxiety and complex PTSD. In his new memoir, Still Just a Geek, Wil opens up about his life and explains how he came to grips with his past. This week, he talks about why it’s so important to him to talk openly about mental health.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- What led Wil to revisit his life in his new memoir.
- How writing the book helped him find empathy and compassion for his younger self.
- Why it’s so important for him to normalize the conversation around mental health.
One thought on “Recovering from trauma is hard work. You are worth it.”
The specifics that you provide about life on the set of “The Curse” left me horrified. And filled in a lot of blanks. There’s a hard place in Hell for monsters like that. How many other kids in Hollywood, both then and now, are emotionally damaged/abused/exploited/destroyed? And, perhaps more importantly, are there adequate resources available where kids in the Industry (or even adults who were victimized as kids) can go with confidentiality for guidance, protection or help?
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