Trauma & Family Estrangement

What is trauma exactly? And how do we cope with it?
In this episode of Uncomfortable, I chat with Joyous D. Williams, a mental health professional, art therapist, and coach. We discuss trauma, the different ways to cope, and dealing with family estrangement. 

About Joyous
Joyous D. Williams is a Mental Health Professional serving the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. She is a nationally board-certified Art Therapist, specializing in brain-based, trauma-informed care. She’s also a coach studied in “Transformative Presence” and has lived experience changing the very fabric of her own life. Personally, Joy is also a Growth-Oriented Mama of 1, a Life Partner, a Dog Mom to 3 unruly beasts and a voracious reader.

Please note that there is some adult language in this episode so pop on those headphones!

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You can follow Joyous over on her website + social media:
Joy’s mailing list/Free Coaching Download: 
Instagram: @recreatingdawn and @traumaclearingbadass.
Other Resources:
Article about ACEs –   
CDC ACEs website –
Loveland Foundation –
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective –
Coping Skill Printable Resource –
If you are dealing with trauma and need help immediately then know that you can always call the Crisis Canada Hotline at 1.833.456.4566. They have amazing trained volunteers available 24/7. For more information visit their website
If you are having suicidal thoughts then please contact 1–800-SUICIDE.The LifeLine Canada Foundation also has a list of Canadian, USA and international crisis centres.
Click here for a list for a list of Suicide Crisis Hotlines in other countries.