The Raw and Wild Hearts Podcast

The Raw and Wild Hearts Podcast


From Childhood Abuse to Living Unbroken with Michael Anthony

July 05, 2020

Episode Summary
Michael Anthony is the author of the best-selling book Think Unbroken and is a coach, mentor, and advocate for adult survivors of child abuse.. Michael spends his time helping other survivors get out of “The Vortex” to become the hero of their own story and take their lives back. Michael hosts The Michael Unbroken podcast and blogs weekly at www.ThinkUnbroken.com  We take a deep dive into his life story of surviving childhood abuse and trauma into eventually thriving in adulthood with accountability and intention.  His story and mission are so compelling, I am so honored to share it with all of you.  He is now talking about his experience and mentoring survivors of child abuse to create profound change in this world.  We learn about what ‘Think Unbroken’ means to him and how he began a very deep healing process through accountability, as well as what he was willing to do to create the life that he now has.  We also touch on the profound invitation that COVID and “quarantine” has given us to drop into our personal abilities and on his open letters to America about racism in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement where he highlights our society in relation to being proactive vs. reactive.  In the end, Michael leaves us with some wonderful words of wisdom about how to empower yourself in trauma work with a declaration of health and so much more!
Show Notes:

* A history of abuse and trauma
* “These 10 Aces” – “Think Unbroken” inception
* A mirror moment
* The science and understanding of mindset and trauma
* “I am a product of my product.”
* A childhood promise broken
* Becoming accountable
* “What was I willing to do to create the life that I have today?”
* Environmental triggers
* The layers of cultural masculinity in healing work as a man
* Men’s group therapy
* Creating an identity from a personal value system
* ‘Radical Acceptance’ by Tara Brach
* The COVID gift
* Meditation shifts from uncomfortable to a pre-curser
* Quick fix vs. root cause
* A parental declaration as self-preservation
* Breaking trust with physical discipline
* An open letter to America regarding racism and the Black Lives Matter movement
* Systemic racism is built for a purpose
* Being proactive vs. reactive
* A declaration of health
* How long would you carry a brick?
* Who would be your dream guest and why?

Links Mentioned:

* Michael Anthony
* https://www.thinkunbroken.com
* Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
* https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/about.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fviolenceprevention%2Fchildabuseandneglect%2Facestudy%2Findex.html
* Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
* https://www.tarabrach.com/store/
* Mindset by Carol Dweck
* https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/44330/mindset-by-carol-s-dweck-phd/
* A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
* https://www.zinnedproject.org/materials/peoples-history-of-the-united-states
* Freddie Mercury
* http://www.freddiemercury.com
* Dax Shepard
* https://www.instagram.com/daxshepard/?