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Childhood Trauma effects the brain, from the third trimester in -utero, through to age 5 or 6 years old when the brain has fully developed. That wiring from childhood remains operational until deliberate intervention happens to rewire, restore and renew childhood patterns into healthier expressions.

Shannon Eastman, Podcast Host

Accent Canadian, Passport Irish, and today I get to call Waterford, Ireland home. My adventures have taken me from Canada to Ireland, the UK, the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and at this point most of Europe.

 

The areas of Mental Health and Human Behaviour have been of great interest to me for as long as I can remember. I attribute this to a very challenging early family life and an ever-present curiosity as to why people do what they do, which over time informed the more personal question - why do I do what I do.

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Since the age of sixteen, when I secured my High School Diploma, Irish passport, and left Canada, my life’s passion has been the pursuit of personal and professional development. 

 

For well over a decade, this largely consisted of personal healing through self- and group-work and the guidance of trusted mentors. 

I am an avid reader and researcher; and the area of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is of particular interest. Authors, and specialists in this area, such as Pete Walker (C-PTSD), Bessel van der Kolk (PTSD), Pete Burgess (Polyvagal Theory), Bruce Lipton (Biology of Belief) and Gabor Mate (Addiction) have been particularly influential in shaping my views and aiding my own personal development. I have also studied Carl Jung and have a 2-year Jungian Psychology Diploma obtained in 2019 from Ireland’s Jung Society led by Dr. Jasbinder Garnermann. 

After more than 20 years running my own business, in 2023, I shifted my trajectory into Academia as I set out to secure my PhD in the area of Childhood Trauma in Business. An area of enormous personal interest to me, and one I believe is accountable for a large portion of the challenges businesses face in the area of recruitment, culture, productivity, sales and innovation. 

I will be documenting and sharing me learnings on this podcast, over at the Moody Cow: Improve Your Mood blog, and delivering programs, training and workshops to enable business to perform better, over at NB3.io

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