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Aug. 24, 2022

Isolated in India w/Rachel Manija Brown

Isolated in India w/Rachel Manija Brown

Rachel Manija Brown's parents moved her to an ash…


Rachel Manija Brown's parents moved her to an ashram in India when she was seven years old to worship the guru Meher Baba. Rachel stayed there until she was twelve, but never considered herself a follower of him. She wrote a memoir about the experience, All the Fishes Come Home to Roost. Her mother still lives at the ashram. Rachel has an MA in clinical psychology, worked as a trauma therapist (AMFT), and currently works as a life coach. She also writes professionally under her own name, Lia Silver, and as one of a group of writers who share the pen name, Zoe Chant. Rachel Brown joins Ms. Bernstein to share the traumas of her childhood in India in hopes that it might offer solace and hope to others who relate to her experiences. Together the two Rachels unpack the complex emotional journey of Ms. Brown's formative years and the difficulties that followed, the two therapists then broaden the conversation, comparing their treatment techniques for those suffering from complex post-traumatic stress. Before You Go: Rachel expands on the concept of toxic positivity that Ms. Brown described from her time in the ashram, outlining the common cliches and pointing out its inherent dangers. More info on Rachel's Counseling work here: https://www.rachelmbrown.com/ More info on Rachel's books here: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/175143.Rachel_Manija_Brown You can sign up for Rachel's webinar series LIVING IN FREEDOM here: rachelbernsteintherapy.com/webinar.html Thanks to all of our newest Patreon supporters: Kim, Janet Imp, Tori Parham, Matthew Krueger, Jennifer Loidolt, Tamsin McDonnell, Ann Gentry, Latechia Hogue, Alishia L'Heureux, MR J G GARDEN, Elaine L Garcelon, Amanda Davis, Arianna, Eliza, Jill Epps, Kim Tilley, Stefanie Schroeder, Shauna, Patricia Glica, Jill Carnay, Simrat Khalsa,and, Heidi Meyer! To help support the show monthly and get bonus episodes, shirts, and tote bags, please visit: www.patreon.com/indoctrination Prefer to support the IndoctriNation show with a one-time donation? Use this link: www.paypal.me/indoctrination You can help the show for free by leaving a rating on Spotify or Apple/ iTunes. It really helps the visibility of the show!