Women in the Arena

Healing from within: Unveiling the Instinctual Trauma Response with Pamela Bonilla, MS, LPC-S,ITR-ITT

May 17, 2023 Audra Agen Season 5 Episode 20
Women in the Arena
Healing from within: Unveiling the Instinctual Trauma Response with Pamela Bonilla, MS, LPC-S,ITR-ITT
Show Notes

Join us for an enlightening and insightful conversation on the podcast as we dive into the realm of instinctual trauma response with Pamela Bonilla, a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Certified Instinctual Trauma Response Therapist. With a Masters' of Science in Professional Counseling and a specialization in Child and Adolescent Disorders, Pam brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help individuals navigate the profound impact of instinctual trauma response.

In this thought-provoking interview, Pam Bonilla shares her deep understanding of trauma and its effects on emotional and physical well-being. As a Certified Instinctual Trauma Response Therapist and a practitioner of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Pam explores the intricate workings of our innate survival mechanisms and how they shape our responses to traumatic experiences.

Listeners will gain valuable insights into the fight, flight, freeze, or fawn responses that arise in the face of distressing situations. Pam offers practical strategies rooted in her training as a licensed AutPlay Therapist, which focuses on play therapy for children with autism, and her certification in EMDR for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Additionally, her expertise in the Neurosequential Model of Therapy provides a comprehensive understanding of the neurodevelopmental impact of trauma.

Throughout the episode, Pam Bonilla shares compelling real-life stories and case studies, showcasing the transformative power of addressing instinctual trauma response. Her certifications and extensive training in various modalities ensure a compassionate and effective approach to trauma therapy.

Whether you are a survivor of trauma, a mental health professional, or simply curious about the complexities of trauma and its treatment, this podcast episode will provide you with profound insights and practical tools. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of instinctual trauma response and embark on a journey of healing with Pamela Bonilla, a highly skilled counselor and advocate for transforming trauma into triumph.

Don't miss this captivating interview with Pamela Bonilla, a trailblazer in the field of instinctual trauma response. Tune in to our podcast today and discover the power of healing from within.


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***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women:

  • Joan Jett
  • Dolly Parton
  • Viola Davis
  • Ina Garten

Maybe you can help me get there****

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