I first met today’s guest about 15 years ago, when she was first considering leaving her job as a top Hollywood agent to begin a more fulfilling career. Now, Dr. Elisa Hallerman is a successful drug and alcohol counselor who uses her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology and Somatic Studies to inform her work with clients. She recently wrote her first book, Soulbriety: A Plan to Heal Your Trauma, Overcome Addiction, and Reconnect with Your Soul to help people who she wouldn’t be able to reach through her traditional practice alone. In today’s episode, I chat with Dr. Hallerman about how soul-centered healing has the potential to help everyone overcome trauma and addiction. Plus, a guide to understanding your own soul journey.
- 03:10 Dr. Hallerman’s origin story: How a crisis of purpose-inspired her to write Soulbriety
- 05:35 How soul-centered work can lead to deep meaning and self-discovery
- 17:40 Recognizing and treating trauma with a focus on the subconscious
- 25:40 The behind-the-scenes writing challenges Dr. Hallerman faced