The individuals that decide to come on this podcast never cease to amaze me with their daringness, compassions, and willingness to share the details of their backgrounds and struggles. And today, as I continue my interview series with members of my online community Trauma Therapist | 2.0, my guest, Eva Eakins, is no exception. Eva, who is a trained grassroots advocate for Domestic Minor Sex trafficking, has been diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder, and in this interview she shares in a detailed and intimate way, the experiences of her life and what it means--and feels like--to live with this disorder. Eva is currently in a professional transition-phase to begin working in the mental health field as a Peer Support Specialist. One of the things that Eva said that really struck me was that when she initially thought about joining Trauma Therapist | 2.0, she didn’t think that it would or could be for her at all. She goes on to talk more about this in the interview, but it really made me think about how I, as the facilitator of the group, have to do more to let others know that, Yes, you are welcome. You don’t have to be a therapist, or a counselor, or a yogi or a trauma worker at all. Whether you’ve experienced trauma or not, if you’re interested in learning more about trauma-informed treatment you are welcome. Therapists and survivors alike.
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