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Ep. 9: Trauma Doesn't Like to Be Touched

Narrated by: Esther Perel
Length: 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (959 ratings)
Regular price: $0.00

Publisher's Summary

[Contains mature themes] A newly-married couple comes to Esther for guidance on how to create a space of safety and physical intimacy, while also giving voice to past trauma.

Step into the office of renowned relationship therapist and TED Talk sensation Esther Perel, and listen in as she counsels couples in crisis due to infidelity, sexlessness, loss, and disconnection. The result? Astonishing insights on how they can make love work – and takeaways for you on ways to repair and restore your own relationships.

About Esther:

Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships. A celebrated psychotherapist who has helmed a private practice in New York City since 1983, she has over three decades of experience navigating the intricacies of love and desire.

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Safe space

If you could sum up Episode 9 in a few words, what would they be?
Trauma and PTSD.

Would you listen to Esther again? Why?
Yes, definitely. Esther is a master of her craft.

What was the most compelling aspect of this episode?
That they could reach each other in the end.

Any additional comments?
Just listen.

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Beautiful

It was beautiful. Thank you to the couple that shared their story with us. I wanted to cry at the end, in a good way.

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The reveal is at the end, worthy of your time.

Her goal is to change the narrative that the couple come in with so listen for that.

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This is so good for trauma survivors!

My advice: focus on the similarities and not differences. This meant so much to me.

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Not what I expected

Not for me. I felt uncomfortable, like an eavesdropper listening to strangers laying their lives bare. A real session is too intimate. It carries the same weirdness of reality TV. I can't even imagine rating the performance and the story, because these are not performers, and this is not a story. This is real people living their reality.

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Esther Perel is truly a master at what she does...

She has a ability to hear what is unsaid and see into the depth of a person without judgement.

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wow

brought up feelings I have been pushing down for a long time. trying to hide, stay in the shadows. maybe nobody will see me.

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touching, incisive, insightful.

Esther has the ability to penetrate into the depths of things. She finds the heart of the matter and exposes it in a gentle, sensitive and thoughtful way. Hearing her help these two men opened my mind up to a lot of things going on with me and in my relationship with my girlfriend.
I am so grateful that Esther is out there helping people in this way, and sharing the insights and breakthroughs that she and the couple she works with are discovering.

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Slow start but great revelations towards the end

I think I had higher expectations for what I works president be able to get from this session so I felt a little disappointed when the story started slow. Of course esther came through and provided lots of good insights in the end.

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enjoyed it so much... looking forwards to more

very informative...can be used for gay and straight couples. very informative. hurt comes in many ways and affects you for lifetime

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  • A. K. Sagoo
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so, so moving.

this wonderful podcast opened a place inside me. it showed me how I long to be loved, to be seen and to feel safe. "to need more is ok" -- that was an eye opener for I've been comfortable with the "crumbs". I highly recommend this and allow yourself to really feel your own feelings.