In today’s episode, Dr. Serena Sterling talks about her childhood betrayal of not being heard, what it led to, and how she recovered from it. Listen to learn about how your emotional feeling can turn physical and what you can do about it.

Serena holds a master’s in International Journalism, a doctorate in clinical psychology, and is a certified Life Coach. Overcoming chronic fatigue syndrome and finding ways to alleviate chronic pain from years of living with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis led Dr. Sterling to learn advanced stress reduction techniques to assist others in overcoming their own health challenges.

She uses her education, training, and experience in clinical psychology to help her clients understand why they’re thinking, feeling, and behaving in certain ways. Serena combines that with coaching to keep people accountable to their goals. She helps her clients identify, process and release the repressed emotions they’ve been holding onto, which allows them to alleviate physical and emotional pain.

In This Episode

  • How emotional feelings can turn into physical illness 
  • Identifying pain rooted in something emotional or mental 
  • Acknowledging, identifying, and techniques to release your trigger 


Dr. Serena Sterling’s Website 

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PBT Podcasts 

Healed or Hardened Quiz 

Post Betrayal Syndrome Quiz 

PBT Institute Membership Community 

Trust Again Book 

From Hardened to Healed Book 


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