Sounds True Presents

Breaking the Cycle of Trauma:

4 Pathways to Personal Healing

Countless people have experienced traumatic events that have manifested as symptoms, behaviors, and actions for which a root cause is unclear. Choose a pathway below that best describes what you’re currently facing, and access a profound teaching from one of the nation’s leading experts in trauma recovery.

Choose your FREE audio from a premier teacher in The Healing Trauma Program.

These audios showcase the following top teachers: Dr. Gabor Maté, Dr. Jeffrey Rutstein, Konda Mason, Deb Dana, and Dr. Judith Blackstone.

Audio #1: Addiction

Are you reaching for things that you know aren’t good for you? Dr. Gabor Maté is a psychotherapist at the forefront of trauma and addiction. In this inspiring interview with trauma therapist Dr. Jeffrey Rutstein, he speaks on self-agency and what it means to “suffer into the truth.”

Audio #2: Shame

Do you find yourself in a loop of negative self-talk? Konda Mason takes you on a personal journey of the importance of self-compassion by addressing the trauma of shame.

Audio #3: Anxiety

How many days have you woken up feeling frazzled, overwhelmed, or nervous? Deb Dana addresses what you can do to begin the path to self-regulation through finding safety in your nervous system.

Audio #4: Abuse

Imagine a life where you no longer blame yourself but instead embrace self-compassion. Dr. Judith Blackstone shares practices to help you create and nurture a positive and empowering relationship with yourself.

About Your Teachers

Jeffrey Rutstein, PsyD, CHT

Dr. Jeffrey Rutstein is a clinical psychologist, an expert in the treatment of trauma, a certified Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic psychotherapist, and a meditation teacher who has been in private practice for over 35 years. He has practiced meditation for over 50 years. He has devoted his professional life to helping people reduce their suffering and struggle while empowering them to claim their strengths, their talents, and their unique abilities to live a more fulfilling and rich life.

Gabor Maté, MD

A renowned speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress, and childhood development. Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.

Konda Mason

Social entrepreneur and earth and social justice activist Konda Mason sits on the board of directors of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, On Being, Lion’s Roar Publications, and Regeneration. She is the cofounder/founding CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, as well as president/cofounder of Jubilee Justice, Inc., a nonprofit creating opportunities for applied learning at the intersection of land, race, money, and spirit.

Deb Dana, LCSW

Deb Dana specializes in treating complex traumatic stress and lectures internationally on the ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical interactions with trauma survivors. She is a consultant to the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and the developer of the Rhythm of Regulation clinical training series.

Judith Blackstone, PhD

Dr. Judith Blackstone is a psychotherapist and innovative teacher in contemporary spirituality. She developed the Realization Process®, an embodied approach to personal and relational healing and nondual realization. She is the author of Trauma and the Unbound Body, Belonging Here, The Intimate Life, The Enlightenment Process, and The Empathic Ground.

The inability to see [trauma] is what keeps it going.

Gabor Maté, MD

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Join Dr. Jeffrey Rutstein and 13 premier teachers for a nine-month trauma-focused training to regulate your nervous system, embody safety, and become a healing presence.




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