Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Perry ON: Healing From Childhood Trauma And Becoming Self Aware, Confident Adults

05.24.2021 - By On Purpose with Jay Shetty

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Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Perry joined Jay Shetty in their first ever virtual book tour event for the recently released book they co-authored, What Happened to You? We talk about how they are redefining childhood trauma, why experiences at a young age mold our adult life, and finding rhythm and balance to start healing yourself.

Oprah is an accomplished author, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist. Dr. Bruce Perry is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist, currently the senior fellow of the Child Trauma Academy in Houston, Texas and today, we will find out “What happened to you”

What We Discuss with Oprah and Dr. Perry:
00:00 Intro
02:24 Meeting Dr. Bruce Perry and the journey towards understanding “What Happened to You”
05:57 Commonly misunderstood concept about trauma
09:06 Going beyond success to heal your trauma
11:05 The younger the children, the more influence you have on who they become
12:24 Oprah on Fast Five
19:05 Switch from “What is wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”
24:13 Life-long study on child trauma and how it started
27:52 The connection between childhood experience and adulthood
32:53 What should parents do differently to express love to their children?
41:27 Finding the time to create a rhythm and balance
46:24 Misconceptions about the stress response system that leads to trauma
50:14 Neglect is as toxic as trauma
53:26 Reaching an understanding so can process your pain and anger
01:06:39 The difference between coping and healing

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Episode Resources:
What Happened to You?
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Oprah Winfrey | Facebook
Oprah Winfrey | Twitter
Dr. Bruce Perry | Twitter
Dr. Bruce Perry | Website
Dr. Bruce Perry | Books

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