Episode 25

A Deeper Wellness with Dr. Monica Vermani

Published on: 2nd May, 2022

Dr. Monica Vermani, C. Psych., and author of A Deeper Wellness joins us on the show. Caught up in the relentless pace of modern life, the demands of work, family and finances can, at times, leave us feeling overwhelmed. The demanding pace of life fosters anxiety, depression, restlessness, anger, irritability or unhealthy habits, like overeating, overworking and addictions. All too often, the daily grind can leave us struggling to keep up, with little or no time for self-care or reflection. We find ourselves merely existing, not living the life we wish to live.

In her new book, A Deeper Wellness, Dr. Monica Vermani provides the tools to create a deep, authentic sense of wellbeing. Drawing from her 25 years of clinical practice, Dr. Vermani takes readers through her tried and true steps of creating incremental, meaningful change. In 18 clear and succinct ‘chapters,’ the author guides readers through healing their pain and trauma, recognizing and confronting the thoughts and behaviors that stand in the way of their happiness and connecting to their authentic self.

Inspiring and guiding readers to create deep, transformational change in their life, A Deeper Wellness provides a focused, and practical path to healing the past, dealing with the present and building an authentic, connected future — and creating for themselves a lasting, deeper wellness.

[0:44] Introduction

[1:17] Book- A Deeper Wellness

[3:12] Trauma on an intensity scale

[3:49] How trauma impacts you

[5:00] Where is trauma stored in the body?

[6:01] Perceptions of trauma and intergenerational trauma

[7:04] Patterns of behavior developed from trauma

[9:20] Mirror neurons and mimicking behavior

[11:28] Can you be addicted to trauma?

[12:30] Habit breaking

[13:32] Learning and unlearning

[14:45] How symptoms impact your life

[15:05] Spirituality

[16:29] "I am", "should" cognitive distortions

[17:58] Asking for help

[22:09] Is trauma healing linear?

[28:04] First responders trauma and envy

[30:20] Dr. Vermani how she started her career

[35:00] Actionable resources from Dr. Vermani

[40:10] Lesson to takeaway

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Navigating trauma
Trauma sucks. This podcast will identify types of trauma and give tips to help navigate through it all from a trauma therapist. I'm on a mission to help one million people start healing past wounds!

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Hayley Adams

My name is Hayley Adams, CMHC, LPC, CCTP. I am a retired Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veteran and licensed therapist. I graduated in 2017 from Thomas University with a Masters in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Addictions. I also have credentials in trauma treatment. I understand trauma from both personal and professional lenses. My behavioral health background began 15 years ago on a volunteer basis where I worked with Native American tribes to provide mental health support to teen mothers. From there, my passion for people began to grow full force. I got my start as a therapist working in a Therapeutic Community (TC) in a prison providing rehabilitation services. I went on to work for a few dual diagnosis centers working in addictions after that. I then branched out and began curriculum development writing therapeutic content for three distinguished dual diagnosis centers. Wanting to broaden my horizons, I worked for an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). There, I specialized in working with first responders, trauma cases, crisis care, and family issues. My love for people didn’t stop growing there. I wanted to help more individuals on a wider scale. As a result I started the Traumagility podcast and coaching academy. I’m on a mission to help at least ONE MILLION individuals find healing in their lives.