From Survivor to Thriver

Exploring the True Impact of Unaddressed Trauma in Caregivers with Dr. Omar Reda

September 05, 2023 Erik DaRosa & Marc Fernandes Episode 126
From Survivor to Thriver
Exploring the True Impact of Unaddressed Trauma in Caregivers with Dr. Omar Reda
Show Notes

What is the true impact of trauma on caregivers who don’t prioritize nursing their own wounds? 

In this episode of From Survivor to Thriver, we sat down with Dr. Omar Reda to talk about the intense trauma you can experience as a wounded caregiver and what happens when you don’t address it. We also discuss the journey of refugees traveling to a foreign land, the mental health of immigrants, collective trauma, burnout, and soul care. 

Omar has some profound insight into life as an immigrant and what it truly is to be human and he shares why we all need to look deeper and seek care for our soul when we need it. 

Dr. Omar Reda is a world-renowned, Harvard-trained trauma expert, the author of several books, including his most recent book, The Wounded Healer: The Pain and Joy of Caregiving, and the founder of Untangled, a healing initiative that aims to break the cycles of trauma-related dysfunction through connection, support, education, empowerment, and the mastery of healthy coping skills.  

In today’s episode, we cover: 

  • What ignited Omar’s passion to be the voice of the voiceless
  • How trauma impacts our lives and the impact of human connection
  • The impact of Islamophobia on the mental health of immigrants
  • The importance of dropping the labels and embracing curiosity
  • What happens if you don’t nurse your own wounds
  • Why we have to prioritize soul care
  • Signs and symptoms of a wounded healer

We hope you enjoyed our conversation with Dr. Reda! If you want to learn more from him, we highly recommend you get a copy of his book Get a copy of The Wounded Healer: The Pain and Joy of Caregiving. We know you’ll love it! You can also follow him on LinkedIn.

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Links: 

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Visit the Healing Trauma Institute website

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“We need to look for beauty everywhere that we can.” -Omar

“There is no way to create a gap across the human experience, especially in regards to culture, without questions.” -Marc

“We can all coexist together, but we can still have our own unique identities. We don't have to take on the identity or the religion of all of those that are around us.” -Erik