#208 How Unhealed Trauma Leads to Symptoms and How to Heal with Benjamin Fry

09 Aug 2023

There is growing recognition that many mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, poor cognition and memory (as well as physical issues), are the results of the high prevalence of trauma, post-traumatic stress and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and that only by addressing trauma and rebalancing the nervous system can we address these mental and physical health issues successfully and sustainably.

What I wanted to know from my guest today Benjamin Fry, a leading psychotherapist in the UK, was what are the signs someone has unhealed trauma in their life? And how can someone heal from that trauma without the use of supplements, medications or psychedelics?

Throughout my medical career I’ve suspected the role of trauma in the root cause of patients conditions beyond the diagnoses of a typical mental health illness like anxiety and depression, but actually in AI conditions such as IBD and even type 1 diabetes and so to have the opportunity to explore some of these ideas with Ben was a pleasure.

Today we discuss internal threats, perception, gratitude and how we can reframe our natural negative dispositions and why we reflect and respond to trauma differently.

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GUEST: Benjamin Fry

Benjamin is the Founder of Televagal, Khiron Clinics and Get Stable. He is an accredited psychotherapist, author and entrepreneur.

He has had a rich and varied career, combining his interests in psychology, the media and business. In his twenties he founded two small businesses before starting a family, training as a psychotherapist and writing his first book which led to presenting a television series for the BBC.

More recently he has combined his business experience, clinical training and media skills to set up Khiron House, a residential mental-health clinic, to lobby for more effective treatment in the public sector through his non-profit Get Stable and to found Televagal which delivers nervous system informed technology for a variety of health solutions.

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