Season One

EPISODE 8

Sometimes You Gotta Scream w/ Veronica Burnett and Sherri Nicholson

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We’re told that strong women keep moving. No matter what. Too many women learn to pray, drink, sex, bury, and/or work away pains. We repress our screams and hide our tears even as the hidden traumas torment our bodies. It is time for that to end.

During this episode, you will receive information to help you secure the resources you need to release pain and trauma so that you can find your voice and begin the healing process.

 

CONTENT WARNINGS 

Episode 8 includes discussions about childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, drug abuse and death.

 

GUESTS 

Veronica Burnett

  • Certified Life Coach, Author, and Advocate for Healthy Relationships, Owner of Better Days LLC
  • Facebook: @VeronicaBSpeaks
  • Instagram: @betterdays.llc
  • https://veronicaburnett.com/

 

Bio: Veronica Burnett is a Certified Life Coach, Author, and Advocate for Healthy Relationships.  She began a conference series entitled Better Days that has allowed her to advocate for healthy relationships, increase awareness of domestic violence and coach those who are ready for a fresh start.   She is the author of the Better Days Vision Journal and co-author of the e-book anthology, Unmute Yourself: Speaking Our Truth Unapologetically.

She believes in empowering individuals to live an abundant life and encourages them to have multiple streams of income.  In addition to being a Life Coach, she is an Independent Insurance Agent with The Agency at National Harbor, a certified dressmaker and a full-time employee.

Veronica empowers those who work with her and attend her conferences to seek and expect healthy relationships of all kinds.  Her mission in life is to Educate, Empower and Encourage others to live their best lives, TODAY and she is committed to doing just that!

To purchase the Better Days Vision Journal or the e-book, visit www.veronicaburnett.com/publication or email at info@veronicaburnett.com.

 

Sherri Nicholson

  • Social Worker, Mindfulness Owner, and Owner of Always Love Yoga Studio
  • Facebook: @alwaysloveyoga and Sher JustSher Nicholson
  • Instagram: @alwaysloveyogastudio and @heysherhey
  • Email: alwayslovebiz@gmail.com

 

Bio: Sherri Nicholson has been an at-risk youth social worker for over 10 years and a certified yoga instructor teaching youth in school setting for 4 years. Sherri mostly provides support to students with emotional and behavioral issues. During school, many students have issues with anxiety, depression, teacher and peer relationships. Sherri teaches students social emotional skills, team building, breathing techniques for anxiety/depression/ADD/ADHD mindfulness. She also conducts conflict resolution meditations, restorative justice sessions and yoga classes.

She loves to travel the world to see how other cultures live, eat, and vibe. She also enjoys spending time with family and doing yoga! Sherri loves teaching/practicing and working with students. Sherri claims a family of 5: 1 daughter, 1 son, 1 foster son, 1 fur daughter named Sweetie-Lo.

 

HIGHIGHTS

  • Veronica and Sherri describe the professional services they provide.
  • Discussion about Veronica’s co-authored publication Unmute Yourself.
  • The prevalence of teaching children “what happens in this house stays in this house?”
  • Children can be conditioned to repress events or feelings as a result of how others have responded to them in the past.
  • How do parents identify a traumatic event that their child has experienced?
  • How can parents mitigate the effects of traumatic events?
  • Ways parents can model healthy behaviors and responses.
  • Trauma manifests in different ways. Trauma responses and coping mechanisms and ways we regain control are unique to each of us.
  • Importance of having a parenting style that allows you child to feel supported and empowered to speak up.
  • Traumatic events can include things that happen to people around you.
  • Transparency can help you regain your power.
  • Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in black community.
  • Need to understand causes of PTSD and how it shows up in people.
  • Create a self-care plan that works for you (we have to be proactive in managing triggers).
  • Disengage from the things, people and occasions that are triggering or unhealthy for you.
  • Must be able to discern when to leave and when to stay.
  • Important to have personal affirmations.
  • Be confident like Prince.
  • Steps for healing from the book Unmute Yourself.
  • Distinguish the different types of mental health professionals and how people determine which type they should seek for therapy.
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and health insurance plans may have resources or benefits that can help you obtain resources.
  • Resources for those seeking mental health resources and are uninsured.

 

RESOURCES

  • Unmute Yourself is available for purchase at https://veronicaburnett.com/
  • United Way: call 211 and tell them the resource you need (food pantry, health resources, etc.)
  • Behavioral Health Resource (provides crisis support, telephone counseling, and mental health resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) call 1-800-811-4760 or visit https://bhrstl.org/ 
  • Marquita Ell, wellness coach, https://ells-wellness.com/

 

NOTE

The information provided on SheConfidential pertaining to your health or wellness, relationships, business/career choices, finances, or any other aspect of your life does not constitute medical advice and is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by your own medical provider or mental health provider.

 

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