596. Powerlifting through trauma – With Laura Khoudari

Trauma informed wellness coach and strength trainer Laura Khoudari joins me to talk about how she found Olympic lifting, powerlifting, being a “machine”, ‘The Body Keeps the Score’, why strength training is useful, body awareness, safety and trauma, collapse and victimhood, boundary issues, pulling movements, deadlifts, over-head press, being weird in the gym, vulnerability, eating disorder recovery, and not over-sharing.


A fun useful one, especially if you like hitting the gym. Find out more about Laura here: https://www.laurakhoudari.com/




Laura Khoudari is a leading trauma-informed wellness author, speaker, and practitioner empowering change in folks’ welnness approach. As a trauma-informed wellness practitioner, Laura seeks to support folks living with and healing from trauma in living a full lifestyle that is aligned with their own values, goals, interests, and strengths and is balanced among eight areas of life: physical, social, emotional, environmental, occupational, spiritual, financial, and intellectual.




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Christina Dohr

Christina is an embodiment coach and somatic educator with an MSc in Social Sciences. She's co-lead trainer on the Certification of Embodiment Coaching and Courage to Lead courses. Christina combines her work as an Aikido blackbelt, dance and improvisation in guiding groups and individuals.


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