Feb / 2024

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As a Neuro Somatic Relationship and Intimacy Coach, safety and nervous system regulation are at the heart of Piper Rose’s work. They bridge the gap between individual trauma and collective healing in the LGBTQ+, Poly, and Kink communities, emphasizing the crucial role safety plays in self-expression, identity, and overall health. In this episode, Piper delves into this concept of collective
Feb / 2024

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Voice is a profound tool for self-expression, embodiment, and navigating the world around us. In this episode with Elise Besler, NSI-certified practitioner and voice coach joins us for a deep dive into the power of finding our voice and using it safely through the work of nervous system regulation. Our conversation opens with a discussion of how trauma impacts voice,
Feb / 2024

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“These tools and drills create the results that we’re actually looking for, and that allows us to show up more empowered, to show up more embodied, to take risks.” This quote by today’s guest, Carrie Montgomery, perfectly sums up the transformative power of Neuro Somatic Intelligence for both personal growth and professional success. As a transformational leadership coach, Carrie has
Jan / 2024

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 Listen to more episodes of Trauma Rewired HERE Exploring the intersection of Neuro Somatic Intelligence and self-compassion, this insightful conversation with applied neuro practitioner Amanda Smith sheds light on the profound impact of language and embodiment in reshaping our nervous system to promote true, transformative healing. In this episode, we delve into the critical role our internal language plays in
Jan / 2024

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This week on Trauma Rewired, hosts Jennifer and Elisabeth welcome back Matt Bush of Next Level Neuro to explore the physiology of stress and the transformative power of Neuro Somatic Intelligence. We know that connection is crucial to our survival as humans, but for those with complex trauma, even the healthiest relationships can trigger a stress response and lead to
Jan / 2024

S3 E31 TRANSCRIPT The Pelvic Floor and it’s Relationship to Healing Freeze, Dissociation and Shame

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[00:00:00] Elisabeth Kristof: Welcome to Trauma Rewired, the podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma lives in the body, and what you can do to heal. I’m your co host, Elisabeth Kristof, founder of brainbase.com, an online community where we use evidence-based neurosomatic exercises to create resilience, change behavior, and re-pattern trauma. [00:00:19] Elisabeth Kristof: I’m also
Jan / 2024

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The pelvic bowl is the center of our somatic experience, but the majority of women are disconnected from this crucial part of the body. So today, hosts Jennifer and Elisabeth are joined by Veronica Rottman of Waking Womb to address the importance of pelvic floor health. In this episode, Veronica and our hosts take a deep dive into the relationship
Jan / 2024

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“When we have sensory mismatch in the paradigm of body dysmorphia, we’re talking about mismatch being communicated between the visual system and the interoceptive system. They are not integrating and they’re saying two different things. And the way that the brain works is we don’t see what’s really there in front of us, but we see what our brain projects.
Jan / 2024

S3 E30 TRANSCRIPT Healing the Relationship with our Bodies

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[00:00:00] Elisabeth: As we take a deep dive this season into relationships, complex trauma, complex trauma as an attachment wound, it seems absolutely necessary to visit the topic of relationship to our body, relationship to our self. This is a topic that you and I love to explore. It’s really how we got started on this path of healing was
Jan / 2024

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“I always thought I was crazy. And it turns out I just have complex trauma. This conversation inspired me to take healing my deficits way more seriously, particularly in my visual and vestibular systems. Now over a year later, I can’t tell you the difference it has made in my life. And the ways that I show up in my
Jan / 2024

S3 E29 TRANSCRIPT Complex Trauma Impacts Brain Development

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[00:00:00] Jennifer: “I think trauma is brain damage. Maybe that sounds really severe. I realized it’s a spectrum and that I’m really high-functioning with an ACE score 4, but I struggle in some moments and I can easily reflect on how challenging, simple things have always been for me. Like just status quo, simple kind of things. That life is
Dec / 2023

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Can you feel your feet on the ground right now? What do your clothes feel like against your skin? The foundational reason that we, Jennifer and Elisabeth, are committed to training our nervous systems everyday is so that we can be Present in our lives. We truly want to be fully Present in our bodies, our emotions, our relationships, our
Dec / 2023

S3 E28 TRANSCRIPT Presence

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[00:00:00] Elisabeth: Hey everyone, could we just take one moment to take a collective breath together? If you’re somewhere where you can stop, stop. If you’re driving, just bring your attention to your breath. And let’s just take a gentle inhale through the nose, and then a nice long relaxed exhale. Maybe give me one or two more of those.
Dec / 2023

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“Dissociation is a big way that we keep from feeling the pain of whatever we’re about to experience when we’re caught <by a predator>. Dissociation is a normal defense mechanism that helps us cope during a traumatic event. And so it’s really natural to experience it when you’re in a natural disaster, an invasive medical procedure, or in a traumatic
Dec / 2023

S3 E27 TRANSCRIPT Dissociation

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[00:00:00] Elisabeth: The other day I was walking through the state park by my house and I lost my keys. I searched for them everywhere, I couldn’t find them, and then finally I realized I’d absentmindedly left them in the bathroom. This doesn’t sound like a big deal, but for me, it is a flag that I am in a
Dec / 2023

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“There’s typically one way that our brain finds to be the most adaptive, and that’s based on our early childhood experiences. But it certainly can change over time and it can change based on the other types of nervous systems that we’re around.” -Elisabeth Kristof, Trauma Rewired Co-Host, Founder of BrainBased.com and Founder of Neuro Somatic Intelligence Coaching Certification “Have
Dec / 2023

S3 E26 TRANSCRIPT Attachment Styles Can Change and Are a Lens that Filters Relationships

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[00:00:00] Elisabeth: Welcome to Trauma Rewired, the podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma lives in the body, and what you can do to heal. I’m your co host Elisabeth Kristof, founder of BrainBased.com an online community where we use evidence based neuro somatic exercises to create resilience, change behavior, and repattern trauma. [00:00:22] I’m also the
Dec / 2023

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“…as our brain grows and develops through infancy and early childhood, a lot of the developmental processes that occur are initiated by social interactions or social bonds. It’s like our brain is gathering repetitions or experiences and interactions in order to actually create the inputs that will drive the growth and development that has to happen. So even from infancy,
Dec / 2023

S3 E25 TRANSCRIPT: Attachment is the Root of Complex Trauma

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Jennifer: Welcome back y’all to our holiday release series. We’re starting with Complex Trauma is an Attachment Wound, originally released as episode 3 in season 3. We’re revisiting this one because it really helps set the tone for the season to come. So we hope you enjoy giving it another listen. Maybe pulling something new from it or if you
Nov / 2023

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“…it’s such a heightened time in childhood this season. There’s so much sensory stimulus coming in and so many big emotions. There’s excitement. There’s joy. There’s fun. There’s good tastes. There’s all of this, right? It’s such a big sensory experience that it really pulls up those parts of ourselves that we don’t always come in contact with our five
Nov / 2023

S3 E24 TRANSCRIPT Holidays Attachment

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[00:00:00] Jennifer: Really when you think about the holidays, they’re so loaded, it’s so layered. Whether you are isolated with no family, isolated within your family, completely enmeshed with your family. There’s just so many scenarios that someone could be in during this time of year. Not to mention the societal pressure and beliefs and values that the external is
Nov / 2023

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“…we’re all feeling stuck. Of course, we’re all feeling like, even for some of us who so well intentionally affirmed we’re not going to repeat that past that was so very painful or shameful or whatever it was for each of us. We’re still doing it because of, again, all of these perceptual systems that are driven by this neurological
Nov / 2023

S3 E23 TRANSCRIPT Secure Attachment & Nervous System Health

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[00:00:00] Elisabeth: Welcome to Trauma Rewired, the podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma lives in the body, and what you can do to heal. I’m your co-host, Elisabeth Kristof, founder of Brainbased.com, an online community where we use evidence-based neuro somatic exercises to create resilience, change behavior, and re-pattern trauma. [00:00:22] I’m also the founder of
Nov / 2023

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“…when our emotional needs aren’t met, they’re neglected, we miss out on that felt sense of being held, not only physically, but emotionally and at the level of our nervous system and our emotional expression. Then we miss out, too, on learning a lot of the nuances of emotions and the duality of emotions. Like I can be afraid and
Nov / 2023

S3 E22 TRANSCRIPT Emotional Neglect

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[00:00:00] Elisabeth: So I’m really excited to dive into this topic of emotional neglect, how it impacts our nervous system and what we can do to start healing the patterns caused by emotional neglect in our nervous system. [00:00:12] Welcome to Trauma Rewired. I’m Elisabeth Kristof, founder of Brainbased.com, a website that teaches you how to create resilience and re-pattern
Nov / 2023

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“…they [police officers] want to do good in their community, but you’re taking a person that wants to do good and putting them into a system that has been developed in some ways to do bad. And so to keep those doors open, we have to make it definitely an intentional part of the culture for police officers to acknowledge
Nov / 2023

S3 E21 TRANSCRIPT Trauma Informed Police Care

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[00:00:00] Jennifer: This is a really special recording today. And the first of its kind on Trauma Rewired. Oftentimes when Elisabeth and I are talking and dreaming about a world that we want to create, where understanding people’s nervous systems and being trauma informed is a way of life. And so what does it look like to have a trauma-informed
Nov / 2023

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“…really helping people see that colonization still occurs. And that I’m over here talking about the emotional components, the emotional companion, the cousin to the physicality of colonization. Like how the removal of land, of culture, also produced an attempted euthanization of spirit. It is a genocide attempt, any way you cut it- of culture, of spirit, of cutting our
Nov / 2023

S3 E20 TRANSCRIPT Historical Trauma and Attachment

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[00:00:00] Jennifer: Welcome to Trauma Rewired, the podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma lives in the body and what you can do to heal. I’m your co host Jennifer Wallace. I am a Neuro Somatic Psychedelic Integration and Preparation Guide. I’m also a Junior Educator for Neuro Somatic Intelligence. And I love bridging the incredible modalities
Oct / 2023

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Do you see the world through the lens of shame? How is your body speaking to you right now? Think breaking free from the shame cycles of self-abandonment and dissociation is possible? “We posted a Reel where I was in a bathing suit and it’s like,That is a new me. This is my body. The way that my body is,
Oct / 2023

S3 E19 TRANSCRIPT Shame

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[00:00:00] Jennifer: Shame is the debilitating emotional response. It’s immobilizing. We are so familiar with it here on Trauma Rewired. And from what I’ve experienced, it’s not only comes with other responses like Freeze and Dissociation, it’s a barrier to my self compassion and to the relationship to self. It has an intricate relationship with trauma. I believe this for
Oct / 2023

Birthing and Medical Trauma

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“My goal is that every nurse hears this. We have 350,000 perinatal nurses on the list to learn trauma informed care within this space. This is completely layered, nuanced, gender violence, obstetric violence, hierarchy, all of that. Once we know, we can’t unknow. We have to hold ourselves accountable also, that we are in a position of power, and our
Oct / 2023

S3 E18 TRANSCRIPT Birthing & Medical Trauma

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[00:00:00] Jennifer: Welcome to Trauma Rewired, the podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma lives in the body, and what you can do to heal. My name is Jennifer Wallace. I am a Neuro Somatic Psychedelic Preparation and Integration Guide. [00:00:15] Elisabeth: I’m Elisabeth Kristof, founder of Brain-Based Wellness and the Neuro Somatic Intelligence Coaching Certification. If
Oct / 2023

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“…so many people have an adversarial relationship with their body because they feel like the body’s punishing them because of the pain. You get angry because of the pain and resentment because of the pain. … Pain is a request for change. That’s my definition of pain. …the first step is how about you change how you view pain. Instead
Oct / 2023

S3 E17 TRANSCRIPT: Chronic Pain & Emotions

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S3 E 17 Chronic Pain & Emotions  [00:00:00] Elisabeth: Today we are joined with Dr. Perry Nicholson, the founder of Stop Chasing Pain. And we’re gonna take a deep dive into looking at applied neurology and how to work with the nervous system to create change. But more specifically, we’re really gonna look at emotional expression in the body and
Oct / 2023

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Think being regulated means living in a flatline state of calmness? Did you know that you can co-regulate with nervous systems that aren’t human? Confused about having complex trauma despite having a “good” childhood?  In this week’s episode we’re discussing co-regulation and misattunement. These are terms you’ve heard a lot on our podcast this season, and probably on social media.
Oct / 2023

S3 E16 TRANSCRIPT: Misattunement & Co-regulation

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S3 E16 Misattunement & Coregulation  [00:00:00] Elisabeth: We talk a lot on here about co-regulation. A lot of this season we’ve talked about how our nervous systems are always in interplay with one another, talking to each other across that social synapse of the unspoken language of the nervous system. One of the words we throw around a lot, and
Oct / 2023

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“…the ability to feel or sense and read other’s emotions and to experience them is one way that the brain can cope and make the world a more predictable place. If I’m in an uncertain standing with a social circle and then I’m able to actually feel what they’re feeling; then I can manipulate my own behavior, or help regulate
Oct / 2023

S3 E15 TRANSCRIPT Empathy and the Nervous System

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[00:00:00] Elisabeth: Welcome to Trauma Rewired. In this season as we are exploring relationships, it would not be complete without talking about the Empath and the Narcissist. Today we’re joined with Matt Bush, co-lead educator of the Neuro Somatic Intelligence Training, to take a deep dive into the neurology of empathy. [00:00:24] Elisabeth: I have so many clients that reach
Sep / 2023

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“…the narcissist doesn’t have emotional regulatory skills and never learned how to emotionally self-regulate and probably was very neglected, could have been around very abusive parents. I really think that the pathological narcissist comes from a deep place of pain and chaos from a perspective of cPTSD.”  -Elisabeth Kristof, Trauma Rewired Co-Host and Founder of Brain Based Wellness There’s a
Sep / 2023

S3 E14 TRANSCRIPT Narcissism

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[00:00:00] Jennifer: When I hear the word narcissism, I immediately get this pullback where I almost feel myself crawl deeper into my body. Does that make sense? [00:00:14] Elisabeth: Absolutely. I get the same response. I identify with that completely, and I think many people do. It’s a very loaded word. And it’s going to be very interesting today to
Sep / 2023

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“…everything that I teach, I can only teach if I’ve experienced it. So I am so well experienced in the Fawning response, like incredibly. So when I learned about it, it was this kind of mind blowing moment for me of, ‘oh, this thing that I’ve been doing my whole life has a name and there’s a purpose’. And a
Sep / 2023

S3 E13 TRANSCRIPT Fawn & Sexual Fawn

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[00:00:00] Elisabeth: Today we’re joined with Luis Mojica, who teaches people how to release stress and trauma through listening to their bodies. He’s an incredible somatics practitioner that we found through Instagram. And hearing his brilliant teachings and the way that he looks at our different responses relationally and how they show up in the body has really impacted me
Sep / 2023

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 “I wanna support the people that I’m close to, but not at the expense of my own health and wellbeing. I can better draw those lines and individuate because I’m not so dysregulated by and afraid of other people’s emotional experience.” -Elisabeth Kristof, Trauma Rewired Co-Host and Founder of Brain Based Wellness and Neuro Somatic Intelligence Certification Do you prioritize
Sep / 2023

S3 E12 TRANSCRIPT Codependency

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[00:00:00] Jennifer: Welcome to Trauma Rewired, the podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma lives in the body, and what you can do to heal. My name is Jennifer Wallace. I am a Neuro Somatic Psychedelic Preparation and Integration guide. [00:00:12] Elisabeth: And I’m Elisabeth Kristof, Founder of Brain-Based Wellness, an online platform that teaches you how
Sep / 2023

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“There’s typically one way that our brain finds to be the most adaptive, and that’s based on our early childhood experiences. But it certainly can change over time and it can change based on the other types of nervous systems that we’re around.”-Elisabeth Kristof, Trauma Rewired Co-Host, Founder of Brain Based Wellness and Founder of Neuro Somatic Intelligence Coaching Certification
Sep / 2023

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Jennifer: Hello and welcome back y’all to Trauma Rewired, the podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma lives in the body, and what you can do to heal.  I’m your co-host Jennifer Wallace, a Neuro Somatic Psychedelic Integration and Preparation Guide. Elisabeth: And I’m Elisabeth Kristof, founder of Brain-Based Wellness, a virtual platform that teaches you to
Aug / 2023

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“ …how do we, and for me how do I, start to regain my natural capacity for connection, but at the same time not overload myself to the point that there’s a backfire and I end up pulling away again? That is another part of what makes sense to me about this work, or this understanding of the nervous system,
Aug / 2023

S3 E10 TRANSCRIPT Our Relationship to Society Impacts our Relationship to Self

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[00:00:00] Elisabeth: I’m excited today to zoom out a little bit. I feel like we’ve been taking this relationship conversation very deep and internal with Parts of ourselves and Presence and Embodiment. Now today we’re going to fly up and have some altitude and look at the bigger context of relationships- relationship to society and social threat. And how all
Aug / 2023

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“…the ancient mythologies, the ancient texts, including the Vedas and the Bibles- are really cosmologies. They are telling us the stories of our anatomy and physiology and how we mimic the cycles of the cosmos. And how the stories of the stars are quite literally alive within us.”  -Melanie Weller, Co-Lead Educator of Neuro Somatic Intelligence Certification, Vagus Nerve Expert, 
Aug / 2023

S3 E9 TRANSCRIPT Astrology, Cosmology and Divinity: Connecting Deeper Through Regulation

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Elisabeth: Today we are going to discuss the relationship to something larger than ourselves, to the divine, to spirituality and how that impacts our nervous system and our relationships. Not just how it impacts our nervous system, but also how the state of our nervous system and having the tools to regulate and work with our nervous system to increases
Aug / 2023

Overcoming Dissociation & Emotional Repression to Create Presence

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S3 E8 “Presence, and rewiring for Presence, is the exact opposite of self abandonment. It’s you choosing yourself. It is you saying: I don’t have to “survive” this, I can make new choices. I can be here for this. I can have a new feeling in my body and I don’t have to endure the way that things have always
Aug / 2023

S3 E8 TRNSCPT Overcoming Dissociation and Emotional Repression to Create Presence

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TR S3 E8 Presence  [00:00:00] Elisabeth: Hey everyone, could we just take one moment to take a collective breath together? If you’re somewhere where you can stop, stop. If you’re driving, just bring your attention to your breath and let’s just take a gentle inhale through the nose, and then a nice long relaxed exhale. Maybe give me one or
Aug / 2023

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Continuity Of Parts with Dr. Joli Hamilton “…if I don’t acknowledge the members of my inner counsel- even the ones I do not like, even the ones that feel like too much or not enough- then I, in the immortal words of Carl Jung, will project them to the outside and see them as attackers on me. That was a
Aug / 2023

S3 E7 TRNSCPT Continuity of Parts

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[00:00:00] Elisabeth: We did an episode last season that really got everyone’s attention and it was Your Nervous System and Relationships with Dr. Joli Hamilton. Really, that’s a lot of the reason why this entire season is devoted to taking a deep dive into exploring nervous system health in the context of relationship.  There was one moment in there when
Jul / 2023

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Embodiment is Scary AF “We are creators, but we cannot be creators when we’re living in a state of survival. It’s a non-starter. So everything, every affirmation you wanna do, every manifestation program you wanna take, every energy healing thing you wanna be present for- if your inner environment is in a state of survival everything else will elude you
Jul / 2023

S3 E6 TRANSCRIPT Embodiment is Scary AF

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Jennifer: Embodiment is something that, until I was doing it and practicing it, it wasn’t something that I really understood. I could cognitively make sense of the concept, but it didn’t really hold true as a foundational experience in my body until NSI and really being the safe container and then that safe container holding the presence of me. Elisabeth:
Jul / 2023

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Setting and Receiving Boundaries “…in order to have boundaries and really even start to understand them, you have to be able to get comfortable in the discomfort of the duality between we’re all interconnected and we’re all autonomous. And both those seemingly opposite things are true at the same time.” -Margy Feldhuhn, Neuro Somatic Certified Practitioner and CEO of Interview
Jul / 2023

S3 E5 TRNSCPT Setting and Receiving Boundaries

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Elisabeth: Welcome back. Today everyone we are talking about a topic that is near and dear to my heart- boundaries. I can never talk about boundaries or think about boundaries without thinking about the quote by the somatic practitioner Prentis Hemphill, who says “boundaries are the distance at which I can love you and me simultaneously”. This season we are
Jul / 2023

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Relationships to Cultural Beliefs “…I’m doing all my internal work and I’m healing myself so that I can be strong and do the work in the world that I wanna do and support others to do that work. I have been really wanting to make sure that it’s not just an individual solution, so it’s not just about me. It’s
Jul / 2023

S3 E4 TRNSCPT Relationships to Cultural Beliefs

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[00:00:00] Elisabeth: As human beings our history evidences are tribal nature and co-dependence. Throughout time we’ve had to cooperate to survive. Going it alone led to extinction. Our brains evolved as social organs and our nervous system functions in part to keep us connected to our primary caregivers and development. [00:00:16] Into our herd as we move into adulthood. Psychoneuroimmunology,
Jul / 2023

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c-PTSD is an Attachment Wound “…as our brain grows and develops through infancy and early childhood, a lot of the developmental processes that occur are initiated by social interactions or social bonds. It’s like our brain is gathering repetitions or experiences and interactions in order to actually create the inputs that will drive the growth and development that has to
Jul / 2023

S3E3 TRNSCPT cPTSD is an Attachment Wound

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Prelude  Elisabeth: I’m so excited for today’s episode. As we were recording Season 2 I kept thinking about complex trauma. I just kept thinking ‘man, this is relational, this has to do with our attachment and this has to do with the way our nervous system developed to be in relationship and what happens inside of our body as we
Jul / 2023

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Social Connection, Survival and the Neurobiology of Relationships ‘We are shaped by memories even if we don’t remember them cognitively. Our bodies and nervous systems do remember and trauma impairs the coherence of imprinted narratives. You’ve often heard us say neurons that fire together, wire together. People who touch, talk and connect wire together and survive together. Our brains are
Jul / 2023

S3E2 TRNSCPT Neurobiology of Relationships

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[00:00:00] Elisabeth: Welcome to Trauma Rewired, the podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma lives in the body, and what you can do to heal. I’m your co-host, Elisabeth Kristof, founder of Neuro Somatic Intelligence Training, an ICF accredited course for healers, therapists and coaches to help bring behavior change, trauma resolution, and mindset change from the
Jun / 2023

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Trailer: Relationships and Your Nervous System Season 3 Trailer “It’s going to be a fun season with a lot of meaty subject matter to explore. As always we’ll be going into the science, but we’ll also be sharing our personal experience and the experiences of our clients and community. Hopefully, we’re really creating a space to start to have a
Apr / 2023

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The Fawn Trauma Response “Are you a self-proclaimed people pleaser? Do you have a hard time setting boundaries? Or maybe you set boundaries and then you find yourself overwhelmed with panic, migraine pain in your body? It feels just really scary and uncomfortable. That’s what we’re gonna be talking about today, the trauma response of Fawn.  Fawn is a behavioral
Apr / 2023

S2 E59 TRANSCRIPT The Fawn Trauma Response

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TR S2 E59 Fawn: Trauma Response [00:00:00] Elisabeth: Are you a self-proclaimed people pleaser? Do you have a hard time setting boundaries? Or maybe you set boundaries and then you find yourself overwhelmed with panic, migraine, pain in your body it feels just really scary and uncomfortable. That’s what we’re gonna be talking about today, the trauma response of Fawn.
Apr / 2023

S2 E57 TRANSCRIPT The Freeze Trauma Response

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TR2 E58 Freeze: Trauma Response [00:00:00] Jennifer: Hello. Welcome to Trauma Rewired, the podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma lives in the body and what you can do to heal. Hi, I’m your co-host, Elisabeth Kristof, founder of Neuro Somatic Intelligence Training, an ICF accredited course for healers, therapists, coaches to help bring behavior change, trauma
Apr / 2023

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The Freeze Trauma Response Episode 58 “Welcome to the Freeze Trauma Response. Unlike the other three responses <Fight, Flight and Fawn>, which are a call of action in the external world, Freeze happens in our bodies. Freeze is so fascinating. And as someone who really relates to this trauma response, I understand the dangers of it as well. It’s a
Apr / 2023

S2 E57 & 7 TRNSCPT The Flight Trauma Response

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New TR S2E57 Flight [00:00:00] Jennifer: Yeah, I’m really excited. I love that we’re breaking down the four Fs of trauma- Fight, Flight, Fawn and Freeze and taking a deeper dive into each one of these. Even as I was doing my own research for this episode, I could really see how this response has shown up a lot in
Apr / 2023

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The Flight Trauma Response Episode 57 “When we have this constant feeling inside that we are preparing to take action and it’s not safe to be still a lot of times we do move into overworking or creating things to stay busy all the time or over training, because at the level of our physiology, that’s what feels right. It
Apr / 2023

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The Fight Trauma Response Episode 56 “…anger is a very natural response. It is part of our emotional landscape, it triggers our fight and flight response, and it developed as a protective mechanism. When we had to be able to react quickly to protect ourselves against animal attacks throughout our human evolution. This is one of the tools that was
Mar / 2023

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How Trauma Lives in the Body and Why You Should Heal it in Your Nervous System Episode 55 “How can we hear our intuition? How can we know what is good for our body if we can’t hear the signals that it is sending us? How can I be someone who honors and respects and listens to my body to
Mar / 2023

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Trauma Rewired, the Healing Vortex Episode 54 “This season is a journey for people. We’ve laid it out in an easy way that it is digestible and that people can find themselves in. Not only just for your own awareness, but so that you can understand that there’s a new journey ahead of you that involves compassion, healing and forgiveness.
Mar / 2023

Visibility, Leadership and Podcasting

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Episode 53 “Fear of success is really worth noting because there are entrepreneurs that want to get visible and want to get out there and want to be more successful. Then you are more visible, the stakes get higher. … I think the real truth is, and you know I say this as an entrepreneur, but entrepreneurs are often dysregulated
Mar / 2023

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Executive Leadership, Your Nervous System and Success  “…whether you have a big organization or not, I think everybody should think of themselves as a Leader, and I think empowering yourself with these <NSI> tools is a way to have an impact no matter where you are or what you’re doing.” “…being an entrepreneur is traumatic, leading people, and I don’t
Feb / 2023

S2 E51 TRNSCPT Grief, Shame and Your Nervous System

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Jennifer: Welcome back, ya’ll, thank you for joining Elisabeth, Matt and I for the continued conversations of the Dangers of Emotional Repression, Healthy Expression and your Nervous System. If you haven’t had the opportunity, please go back and listen to that conversation. You don’t have to hear it first before you listen to this one, but it’s got some beautiful
Feb / 2023

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Grief, Shame and Your Nervous System Episode 51 “You can’t out mindset, your emotional brain, right? You can’t use your cognitive thinking skills and cognitive talking types of therapy to manipulate your emotional brain. Your emotional brain’s gonna win that battle every single time. So this is where tools like NSI are so valuable because if we’re gonna help the
Feb / 2023

S2 E49 TRNSCPT Dangers of Emotional Expression

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[00:00:00] Jennifer: So I don’t think this conversation is gonna come as any surprise for our listeners who have been following Trauma Rewired this season- in nearly every conversation, one of the three of us says repressed emotions are dangerous in the body. We sat together on November 15th for emotions in the nervous system. I feel like that conversation
Feb / 2023

Dangers of Emotional Repression

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Episode 49 If you’ve ever asked yourself ‘why am I so broken?’ This episode is sure to be eye-opening, educational and hopeful. Matt Bush, Co-Lead Educator of NSI Certification and Founder of Next Level Neuro joins us for a deep discussion about the dangers of repressed emotions, healthy expression and your nervous system. Our bodies and nervous systems are brilliantly
Feb / 2023

Food and Nervous System Regulation

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Episode 50 What if your stress eating, binges and caffeine or sugar habits are what’s keeping your nervous system and body feeling safe in the world? What if these behaviors have been your nervous system’s way to protect you? What if the guilt and shame of stress and binge eating could be lifted by understanding that these behaviors are protective
Feb / 2023

Complex Trauma, Relationships and Your Nervous System

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Episode 48 “You’re not just having your relationship, you are also having all of the past relationships that you had modeled for you. They’re all at work. And so while all of those dynamics are all playing out and all the micro stories are playing in, in your mind intellectually, they’re also playing out at the level of the nervous
Feb / 2023

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Reflections on the Neuro-Somatic Intelligence Certification Episode 47 The premise is that everything starts and ends with your nervous system, so no matter where you are implementing this type of work, it will be impactful. Neuro-Somatic Intelligence can help people feel safer in their bodies, whether they have big T or small T trauma, everyone can benefit greatly from this
Feb / 2023

Exploring c-PTSD & it’s 5 distinguishing characteristics

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Episodes 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29 We have gotten so many DMs from folks who, after listening to the Trauma Rewired series on c-PTSD say – holy sh*t, this is the missing puzzle piece of info.  If you’re all caught up on Trauma Rewired, you know we are taking a deep dive into Complex-PTSD… what is it? What are
Jan / 2023

What is Applied Neurology?

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Episode 46 What is Applied Neurology? Think of daily NeuroSomatic Intelligence practice as nervous system hygiene.  “At its most basic level applied neurology is using the latest research in neuroscience and brain science and making it applicable to everyday life to train our brain and our nervous system to function better. NeuroSomatic Intelligence training uses applied neurology to create neural
Jan / 2023

Complex Trauma & the Developmental Brain, con’t

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Episode 45 “Because of my Neuro-Somatic education and tools, I feel hopeful in my brain’s own story, in the way that I can rewire limiting beliefs, balance emotionally and start to light up different parts of my brain. Your brain is your whole body and relational world, and you can change your life by training your nervous system. I’m here
Jan / 2023

Complex Trauma & the Developmental Brain

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Episode 44 Imagine all of your childhood experiences as a pool of water. All your relationships, experiences, emotions and memories become this water that you’re swimming in. What does the water look like? How does it feel against your skin? Can you swim or do you struggle to stay afloat?  At the most basic level Trauma is an overwhelm of
Jan / 2023

Sleep is Potent Medicine

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Episode 43 Despite knowing this, many of us find it hard to rest in this hustle of the new year. Even though biologically we are wired to wind down in winter, culturally this is go time for new projects, behavior change, launches, personal development – all the things keep us from resting. When we have trauma, achieving quality rest can
Nov / 2022

S2 E36 TRNSCPT Perfectionism

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[00:00:00] Jennifer: Hello. Welcome to Trauma Rewired, the podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma lives in the body, and what you can do to heal.  [00:00:09] Elisabeth: Hi, I’m your co-host, Elisabeth Kristof, founder of NeuroSomatic Intelligence Training- an ICF accredited course for healers, therapists and coaches to help bring behavior change, trauma resolution, and mindset
Nov / 2022

Perfectionism is a Trauma Response

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Episode 36 “Perfectionism is really difficult because it is a protective response with real health consequences. …  You hear people wear their perfectionism like a badge of honor and are often rewarded for perfectionistic traits. So how do we start to distinguish between striving for excellence and putting out work that is in alignment with your highest values and being
Nov / 2022

Emotions and Your Nervous System

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Episode 35 “…our emotions create a sense of safety for us, a sense of belonging. But then when things get flipped, whether it’s from trauma or an unsafe environmental pattern, it’s our emotions that first clue us in to say, ‘Hey we’re not safe. This is not a safe survival location or safe environment.’ And we feel fear or dread.
Nov / 2022

S2 E35 TRANSCPT Emotions and the Nervous System

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[00:00:00] Welcome back to Trauma Rewired. The podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma lives in the body and what you can do to heal. Today is going to be super fun. Elisabeth Kristof from Brain-Based Wellness and Matt Bush from Next Level Neuro are here.  [00:00:16] They are both founders of the NeuroSomatic Intelligence Coaching Certification
Nov / 2022

S2 E33 TRNSCPT Dissocation

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TR S2E33 Dissociation  [00:00:00] Jennifer: Hello. Welcome to Trauma Rewired, the podcast that teaches you about your nervous system, how trauma lives in the body, and what you can do to heal. I’m your co-host, Elizabeth Kristoff, founder of Brain-Based Wellness, a virtual platform that works with your nervous system to resolve trauma, change, behavior, and mindset at the level
Nov / 2022

Dissociation

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S2E33 “Dissociation is a big way that we keep from feeling the pain of whatever we’re about to experience when we’re caught <by a predator>. Dissociation is a normal defense mechanism that helps us cope during a traumatic event. And so it’s really natural to experience it when you’re in a natural disaster, an invasive medical procedure, or in a
Aug / 2022

S2 E12 TRANSCRIPT Bingeing and Survival 2

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Jennifer: Hey ya’ll, Elisabeth and I are back today to talk to you as a follow-up to our very first conversation, Bingeing and Survival. You know we love to talk about food as one of our favorite ways to regulate our nervous system! We have several episodes really about food, but it is no coincidence that Bingeing and Survival is