Oct. 19, 2022

E022 - How Trauma Keeps us Playing Small and Ways to Get Past it with Tracey Brown

E022 - How Trauma Keeps us Playing Small and Ways to Get Past it with Tracey Brown

Tracey Brown is an United States Coast Guard Veteran. After many years of undiagnosed
PTSD, Tracey was educated as a Director of Physical Rehabilitation and had been working for
over twenty-five years to help clients get free from physical pain. For over a decade, she has
specialized in pain reduction via scar tissue therapy and helping others move from the "pain" of playing small to the joy of playing full out, increasing joy and growth personally and in business.
Tracey learned that physical and emotional traumas have so many similarities. This "scar tissue therapy" was where she learned how to "reorganize" her understanding of how to heal her soul to allow herself to "get out of the box." Being open to new understandings and ideas and participating in our healing process can create more freedom and joy in life and business.
Tracey works with clients eager for more joy, stamina, and overall health in their personal and
business life. Her signature speech, "The Dis-ease of Playing Small," can be found on the
Amazon Prime Video Series "Speak Up" Season 4, episode 5. She has 2 #1 best-selling books:
Rescue to Recovery, a national #1 bestseller, and Women Who Boss Up in Health, Wellness,
and Life, a #1 International bestseller.

During this episode, you will learn about;
[00:00] Episode intro and a quick bio of the guest; Tracey Brown
[01:21] Who is Tracey Brown at a personal level?
[05:27] Signs of PTSD she observed
[10:20] Tracey’s definition of trauma, its different forms, and how it has affected her
[16:14] How you can protect yourself from moral injury and burnout crisis in medicine
[21:00] How Tracey was motivated to document her traumatic experiences in a book
[24:46] Tracey’s view of the success of her book
[29:20] How she got into Amazon speaking events
[33:56] Why we tend to play small in times of stress
[35:22] Her work with high-performance CEOs in their mental health
[38:54] How can you reach out and connect with Tracey

Notable Quotes
● There’s nothing abnormal about post-traumatic stress. Every human being goes through
it. [06:24]
● In the medical field, pain, whether physical or emotional, is an indicator that something is
wrong. [08:44]
● There’s a lot of shame attached to asking for help. However, it’s shameful not to ask for
help. [12:58]
● Exercise is eight times more effective against depression than any medication on the
planet. [17:40]
● Find somebody and talk about what you are experiencing. Sometimes, just saying it out
loud and getting it out of your head helps the process of healing from trauma. [19:10]
● Saying YES to one thing opens doors to many other things. [35:25]

Get Tracey’s Book
1. Rescue To Recovery: A Veteran's Story Of Hidden Scars And Personal Discovery by
Tracey Brown: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/173496040X/
Connect With Tracey Brown
Website: https://www.rescuetorecovery.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/traceybrown_official/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/traceybrownconsulting
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySTrP5y1nO0
Linktr.ee: https://linktr.ee/TBConsulting