When you think about healing from emotional trauma, do you picture Olympic-style weightlifters, loud clanking barbells weighing hundreds of pounds, or even that dusty pair of dumbbells tucked away in your closet?
You should, says a respected trauma practitioner and pioneer. Now after 330 episodes, you most likely know by now that Dr. Pam is a resistance athlete, Senior Olympic athlete, and weight lifter - so this is right up her alley.
Joining us today to talk about healing trauma through resistance training is Laura Khoudari. She is is a trauma practitioner, certified personal trainer, and corrective exercise specialist. Widely recognized within the trauma and fitness communities, her work has been featured in Buzzfeed, UpWorthy, Outside Online, Medium, Tonic, and Girls Gone Strong. She is also the author of Lifting Heavy Things: Healing Trauma One Rep at a Time.