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94: Tattoos and Trauma

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Tattoos have become more acceptable over the years but are often only seen as having decorative value.  My guest #DonnaTorrisi has written a book about the connection between tattoos and trauma.  While a tattoo sits only on the skin, the meaning of tattoos may be much deeper for some individuals, telling a story of a difficult time in their lives, a loss or a story of abuse.  In this way, tattoos are a form of self-expression that can tell you something about the person and their life’s journey.  We heal from trauma in many ways…tattoos are one of those ways.    In this episode, you will learn: How tattoos can create a bond between people who have experienced difficult life circumstances. How body markings can play a part in healing from trauma. Whether Dr. Carolyn has a tattoo and if yes, why?

anxiety, binge eating, body hatred, bulimia, bulimia nervosa, coping skills, depression, Eating Disorders, Emotional Eating, Food Addiction, food and emotions, life skills, mental health, mental illness, overeating, PTSD, stress, stress eating, trauma, weight

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