Heal Depression, Trauma & Shame/Learn to Love Your Imperfect Self

June 8, 2022
Hosted by Dr. Ellen Albertson

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“Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.” Anne Wilson Schaef What do you do when your life looks perfect on the outside, but inside you’re miserable and even depressed? It’s an issue that impacts millions of women at midlife. In fact, midlife women have the highest rate of depression for any group based on age and gender. According to the CDC about 1 in 8 women between 40 and 59 have depression. Perimenopause plus stressors at midlife such as a health crisis, divorce, empty nest, elderly parents, and striving for work-life balance create a perfect storm which can trigger depression. Rather than then dealing with our painful emotions or asking for help many women survive by creating and hiding behind a perfect-looking life. This strategy leaves you feeling trapped and alone rather than free and connected. Today’s show will help you stop hiding and starting healing. You’ll discover: • How trauma can create a survival strategy that results in a perfect-looking life. • The core traits of the syndrome of perfectly hidden, trauma-based depression. • How classic depression differs from perfectly hidden depression • The five stages of healing that can lead to greater self-acceptance and self-compassion. • How to love your perfectly imperfect self • How to know your Spiritual Divinity • How to find and follow your second calling

Rock Your Midlife

Wednesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

ROCK YOUR MIDLIFE will help you get real, discover who you are, and give you the tools to navigate your life. Based on Dr. Ellen’s (aka The Midlife Whisperer™) groundbreaking work, it’s your midlife roadmap – the blueprint you need to roll with change, transform yourself, and create a fabulous next chapter. Whether you’re struggling with menopause, want to find work-life balance or live more authentically with passion, Rock Your Midlife provides answers on how to deal with major midlife challenges and transform them into opportunities. Each week, we'll explore big picture changes using seven pivotal steps that will empower you to become who you want to be fast… without frustration, discouragement, or confusion. Each episode will focus on one of these steps: Know yourself, love yourself, energize yourself, reprogram your brain, empower yourself, rehab your relationships, and enlighten yourself.

Dr. Ellen Albertson

Dr. Ellen is a Psychologist, Registered Dietitian, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Radio Talk Show Host, Reiki Master, and Mindful Self-compassion Teacher. Known as The Midlife Whisperer™, she helps women raise their vibration so they have the energy, confidence, and clarity to make their next chapter their best chapter. A bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and expert on women’s wellbeing, Dr. Ellen has appeared on Extra, the Food Network and NBC World News and has been quoted in Psychology Today, Forbes, Eating Well and USA Today. She has written five books and articles for SELF, Better Homes & Gardens and Good Housekeeping. Her latest book is, Rock Your Midlife: 7 Steps to Transform Yourself and Make Your Next Chapter Your Best Chapter! She brings over 30 years of counseling, coaching, and healing experience to her holistic practice and transformational work. She lives on the Champlain Islands of Vermont with her high-tech, raw-food loving partner, Ken and her tree climbing Border Collie, Rosie.

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