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I am so excited to have another guest on the show to chat about trauma. Today I am joined by Katie Brauer, a high-performance coach, personal transformation expert and leader at the intersection of yoga and entrepreneurship. Katie and I chat about how to recognize your operating system for trauma and the different types of trauma. She also shares why you need to give yourself permission to feel and a technique to help regulate your nervous system.

About Katie Brauer:

Called a “powerhouse yogi and rising leader” by Forbes, Katie Brauer is a high-performance coach, personal transformation expert and leader at the intersection of yoga and entrepreneurship.  A trailblazer with a modern and empowering approach Katie combines two decades of experience to facilitate transformative experiences for others that result in healing, a greater sense of connection and GROWTH.  An Aussie native and former professional snowboarder, Katie has been featured in TEDx, Entrepreneur, Origins, Gaiam TV, and more.  

Inside this episode, Katie shares:

  • Down-regulating your nervous system
  • Understanding whether your default mode is fight or flight
  • Recognizing your operating system for trauma
  • Being able to shift the state of your nervous system
  • The different types of trauma 
  • The survival techniques of sympathetic charge
  • Using the Voo Breath technique to regulate the nervous system


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You can find more about Katie at:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | The Yoga of Leadership

Check out our Hungry for Happiness community for more details, programs, and tips on how to thrive as a wellness coach! Website | Samantha’s Instagram | HFH Instagram | Facebook | Book | Certification Program  

Meet Samantha Skelly

Samantha Skelly is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert who has revolutionized the weight loss industry by examining the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders. She has shared her mission on an international platform and continues to spread her message and transform the lives of thousands of people through the Phoenix Formula, motivational speaking engagements, the Hungry for Happiness podcast, worldwide international retreats, and her Amazon best-selling book, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman’s Guide From Fighting Food to Finding Freedom.