Psychological Trauma and the SoulwithKaren Herrick

Books Mentioned In This Interview

karen e herrick grandma, what is a soul? karen e herrick you're not finished yet kenneth ring the omega project bill wilson my name is bill stanislav christina grof holotropic breathwork shirley maclaine out on a limb stephen porges the polyvagal theory christine wicker lily dale: the true story of the town that talks to the dead

Rev. Karen E. Herrick, PhD, is an interfaith minister and also a psychologist. She is author of The Psychology of the Soul and the Paranormal as well as You’re Not Finished Yet and Grandma, What Is a Soul? Her therapy practice focuses on adult children from dysfunctional homes. Her website is

Here she acknowledges that early childhood trauma typically leads to dissociative states of consciousness that can be conducive to psychic functioning. She describes her own process of dealing with an alcoholic parent and husband, as well as incest. She also describes a powerful spiritual rebirth experience that took place within the context of a holotropic breathing workshop. She explains the role of spiritual experiences within a psychotherapeutic context.

(Recorded on May 14, 2020)

Published on May 19, 2020


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