One chilly night in the city of Los Angeles, Kate Garza & Philo Hagen met up at a Denny’s for a rather heavy conversation. “I started childhood trauma therapy this week Kate,” Philo told his friend of several years, adding, “I just can’t take this anymore and I don’t know what else to do.” Kate responded, “Seriously? You’re not going to believe this, but I started childhood trauma therapy this week too!” While Philo had joined a life saving men’s group at Peace Over Violence, Kate had signed up for a women’s group in Long Beach, and their recovery journey began.
Over the course of the next few years the pair met every Wednesday night outside the Del Taco on Sunset Boulevard for what they liked to call “Tacos and Trauma” – sharing their experiences with one another along with some pretty tasty Mexican fast food. Over time many of their late night conversations were so inspiring to them, they started wishing they’d been recorded so others in need of trauma recovery and support could hear them too. Thus The Trauma Show podcast was born.
While Kate and Philo are not therapists, they believe in the impact that can come from having trauma survivors helping other trauma survivors. The shared experience, pain and subsequent recovery can often touch and reach some for whom other methods have failed. Today these two are grateful for the trauma recovery they’re able to enjoy, while noting a huge debt of thanks to therapists Joshua Beckett, Milena Lukic, Janet Francis-Cisneros, as well as Peace Over Violence.
The Trauma Show Podcast officially officially launched on November 12, 2020, featuring the stunning artwork of renowned illustrator Wilson Swain. Podcast episodes typically include a special guest / fellow trauma survivor who joins the pair to share their trauma recovery experience and chat about a different focus topic weekly. If you’re struggling with trauma you’re not alone. Listen in, preferably following along in chronological order from our first episode, and know that if it can get better for Kate and Philo, it can probably get better for you too.
You can help support The Trauma Show simply by listening, subscribing, rating and reviewing on Apple Podcasts or wherever you like to listen. You can also help us out with our expenses and support the podcast with a donation at our home base on Anchor. The Trauma Show is currently on Instagram and Twitter as well.