In this series wrap-up, Valerie is joined by Dr. Todd Frye and they dig into some of the nuances of trauma recovery work especially unpacking their hunches as to why Cami was so resilient in the face of such an intense trauma.
Cami and Valerie explore several experiences that helped Cami learn that trauma recovery is a process and that sometimes the emergence of symptoms (ongoing struggles with ‘bad days’, experiences of dissociation, and nightmares) are normal and that each experience has the potential to help her learn how to heal as she brought these into the light and shared them with those who love her.
In this powerful episode, Valerie and Cami describe the experience that they shared that for Cami “changed everything” and reassured her that she was in fact going to heal from the multiple rape kidnapping experience. She knew from that moment on that “I am going to get better. I can take back my life.”