Transforming Trauma: Art Therapy, Identity, and Healing With Kelsi Sheren

Jun 18, 2024 · 57m 59s
Transforming Trauma: Art Therapy, Identity, and Healing With Kelsi Sheren
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When Kelsi Sheren returned home from Afghanistan, she found herself grappling with the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress. Art therapy became her sanctuary, and her journey from crafting beaded bracelets...

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When Kelsi Sheren returned home from Afghanistan, she found herself grappling with the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress. Art therapy became her sanctuary, and her journey from crafting beaded bracelets to founding a purpose-driven business is nothing short of incredible. In this episode, Kelsey speaks candidly about transforming her trauma into empowerment through jewelry making, with her warrior bracelet becoming a symbol of hope, support, and a lifeline for veteran organizations.

We also tackle the challenges of identity and purpose during career transitions, a topic especially pertinent for veterans and those in high-stakes careers like law enforcement. Kelsi offers insightful strategies to avoid tying one's identity solely to one's profession. Through community, adaptability, and self-awareness, she provides a roadmap for maintaining a balanced sense of self and achieving personal growth.


Finally, our conversation zips from the power of storytelling in entrepreneurship to the nuanced world of psychedelic healing. Kelsi dives into the transformative effects of plant medicine like ayahuasca and the importance of safe, informed use. We also explore the benefits of practices like breathwork for managing stress and focus. Wrapping up, Kelsi gives us powerful advice on breaking limiting beliefs and taking proactive responsibility for our lives. Tune in for an episode packed with inspiration, actionable insights, and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.


Highlights:
(01:40 - 02:25) Entrepreneurial Journey From Military to Success

(03:36 - 05:26) Finding Purpose Through Creative Expression
(09:46 - 10:26) Know Your Core Values & Identity
(13:36 - 14:28) Selling With Story
(20:18 - 21:24) Focus on People, Growth, and Change
(27:30 - 28:36) Plant-Based Therapy for Veterans
(34:34 - 36:01) Canada's Controversial Assisted Suicide Laws
(44:32 - 45:46) Breathwork and Oxygen Training Techniques
(49:12 - 50:36) Coaching Impact and Mindset Transformation
(54:38 - 55:53) Respect for Time and Value


CHAPTERS 
(00:00) Building Purpose Through Art Therapy

(05:26) Discovering Identity and Purpose in Transition
(11:31) Building Community Through Storytelling
(20:37) Healing Trauma With Psychedelics
(24:57) Navigating Psychedelic Healing Safely
(33:21) Breathwork for Stress Relief and Focus
(47:41) Breaking Limiting Beliefs for Success
(57:09) Empowerment Through Self-Responsibility


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