In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I’m joined by adoptee advocate Lisa Floyd. Lisa joins me to share her story of how she was affected by being put up for adoption as a baby and how she has been able to heal from that separation by finding out who she really is.
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Lisa was adopted through a closed adoption when she was 9 days old.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
Lisa experienced low self-esteem, withdrew into herself, had difficulty trusting others, and struggled with identity issues and feelings of anger.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
Finding out where she came from and connecting with other adoptees has helped Lisa get to where she is today.
What Lisa does today:
Lisa is studying to be trauma and attachment therapist.
Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Lisa’s Answer: Things will get better and you are enough.
The Primal Wound: Understaning the Adopted Child – the book that helped Lisa
Facebook – Lisa’s Facebook profile
lisaf2_1999 (at) yahoo (dot) com – Lisa’s email address if you’d like to reach out to her
The Trauma Therapist Podcast – the interview I did that Lisa found me through
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