Treating Trauma with Dr. Rachel Yehuda: A Conversation on Intergenerational Trauma, Epigenetics, Psychedelic Therapy, Post-Traumatic Growth and NOW

inbodied life podcast Apr 20, 2020


Rachel Yehuda PhD is a pioneer in the field of intergenerational trauma, epigenetics and PTSD treatment. We speak together about her career working with Vietnam War veterans, Holocaust survivors and their offspring, as well as pregnant mothers who survived the attacks of 9/11 and their children. Rachel continues to pave powerful pathways for progress with psychedelic treatments in the VA.

In this conversation, we also speak about the impact of the Corona Virus as a form of trauma, creating a mental health pandemic. Rachel expresses her serious concerns, but her message is infused with a commitment to resilience and post traumatic growth. We dive into the risks and opportunities that this historic moment holds while she offers education, hope, and some real talk.

What you will Learn:

  1. How science and spirituality co-mingle
    How trauma can be passed down from one generation to the next, and impact a person’s biology (epigenetics)
  2. The purpose of therapy in trauma treatment, and why MDMA is such a promising intervention possibility. Rachel likens the process to giving birth - to new life - and sees the therapists as midwives!
  3. The importance of dislodging trauma material as a therapist and the value of groups for both therapists and clients
  4. How treatment can serve post-traumatic growth, and why a trauma survivor should go to therapy at all
  5. What one woman’s experience has been like in the field, and how change is always possible


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