Oprah Winfrey & Dr. Perry ON: Healing From Childhood Trauma & Becoming Self Aware, Confident Adults

Oprah and Dr. Perry join Jay Shetty in the first ever virtual book tour for the recently released book they co-authored, What Happened to You? The discussion centers around redefining childhood trauma, how experiences at a young age mold our adult life, and finding rhythm and balance to start healing yourself.

Oprah Winfrey, famously known as Oprah, is an author, talk show host, and philanthropist. Dubbed as the Queen of All Media, she’s North America’s first black multi-billionaire. Dr. Bruce Perry is an American psychiatrist, currently the senior fellow of the Child Trauma Academy in Houston, Texas.

What We Discuss with Oprah and Dr. Perry:

00:00 Intro
02:24 Meeting Dr. Bruce Perry and the journey towards understanding “What Happened to You”
05:57 Commonly misunderstood concept about trauma
09:06 Going beyond success to heal your trauma
11:05 The younger the children, the more influence you have on who they become
12:24 Oprah on Fast Five
19:05 Switch from “What is wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”
24:13 Life-long study on child trauma and how it started
27:52 The connection between childhood experience and adulthood
32:53 What should parents do differently to express love to their children?
41:27 Finding the time to create a rhythm and balance
46:24 Misconceptions about the stress response system that leads to trauma
50:14 Neglect is as toxic as trauma
53:26 Reaching an understanding so can process your pain and anger
01:06:39 The difference between coping and healing

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