Episode 169: Dr. Mariel Buqué – Breaking the Cycle and Healing from Trauma

Dr. Mariel Buqué is an Afro-Dominican psychologist. She received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University, where she also trained as a fellow in holistic mental health. She is a world-renowned intergenerational trauma expert and the author of the book Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma. Her clinical framework is holistic and infuses ancient and indigenous healing practices into a modern, comprehensive therapeutic approach.

She has utilized her training in holistic care to integrate holistic practices, like sound bath meditation and breathwork, into therapy, which has helped to deepen trauma healing for an entire generation of clients. She additionally provides healing workshops to Fortune 100 companies including Google, Capital One, and Meta and lectures within the psychology department at Columbia University. Dr. Buqué is widely sought out for her clinical expertise and trauma approach and has been featured on major media outlets including The Today Show, Good Morning America, and ABC News. She has been named as a School of Greatness’s 100 Greatest People Doing Good in 2022 and an inaugural Verywell Mind 25 Mental Health Champion.

We get into so much in this episode! We talk about how to identify intergenerational trauma, what it means to be a cycle breaker, our nervous systems, anxiety, and walking through all of this with our children! It got quite deep for me in this episode but I am so grateful for the depth of this conversation.

What we talked about:

4:00- Getting to know Dr. Mariel

6:10- Having a zen aura

8:40- Sound baths

13:20- Tea time

16:00- Break the Cycle

24:25- Defining your trauma

38:00- Anxiety

45:35- First steps to healing

52:35- End of podcast questions

What we talked about:

Break the Cycle

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