#267 – Trauma and Addiction with Dr. Christy Gibson


Veronica interviews Dr. Christine Gibson about the link between trauma and addiction, how trauma impacts our physical health and how the brain responds to trauma. They discuss EFT and how effective matrix reimprinting is in healing trauma.

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“Trauma is not the thing that happens to you. Trauma is something that happens in the body.” – Dr. Christy Gibson

Are childhood experiences shaping our lifelong health?

Today, I’m joined by Dr. Christine Gibson to explore the profound impact trauma can have on our lives. From the strong correlation between childhood trauma and various health issues to the importance of body-based therapies, like EFT and matrix re-imprinting, in trauma healing, we explore not only the effects of trauma but how we can address them and foster healing at any age.

In this episode, Dr. Christy and I talk about:

  • How to define trauma and its impact on the nervous system
  • The findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study
  • Understanding the connection between trauma and physical health
  • The stages of trauma therapy
  • Matrix Reimprinting therapy and its effectiveness
  • Havering techniques for nervous system regulation
  • Predisposition to illness and activation of trauma codes
  • How trauma affects different communities
  • Concerns and benefits of using psychedelics for trauma treatment
  • The three stages of trauma treatment
  • Post-traumatic growth as a successful outcome of trauma healing


About Dr. Christine Gibson

Dr. Christine Gibson is a family physician, trauma therapist, and author of The Modern Trauma Toolkit. You can find her on TiKTok with the handle TikTokTraumaDoc with >130k . Dr. Gibson has a masters in medical education, a doctorate in transdisciplinary studies, and has been involved in academics and education – creating Calgary’s fellowship in Health Equity. She runs an international non-profit called the Global Familymed Foundation and a company where she trains professionals on how to manage workplace trauma – Safer Spaces Training (and The Belong Foundation).

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