1. Forging a New Narrative: Healing from Unprocessed Trauma and Sexual Abuse Jeffrey Besecker 52:44

Unprocessed Trauma. In the aftermath of the unspeakable, our stories unfold—marked by the haunting echoes of anguish and distress. 

In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explores the profound impact of unprocessed trauma, specifically focusing on the pain and torment of sexual abuse. 

He speaks with author and inspirational speaker Cindy Benezra, who shares her journey of Resilience and redemption in navigating the healing process. 

Through the lens of cognitive reappraisal and reframing, they discuss how to reclaim ownership of one’s narrative and find solace amidst the wreckage of the past. This episode offers a compassionate hand and a guiding light for those on their own healing journey.


[00:03:41] Cognitive reappraisal and healing.

[00:04:43] Emotional abuse and healing.

[00:11:38] Taking steps back for growth.

[00:15:05] Dissociation and self-loathing.

[00:17:41] Trauma and dissociation.

[00:24:52] Suppression of emotions.

[00:27:41] Empowerment through introspection and refection.

[00:31:43] Meditation and reconnection.

[00:35:38] Cellularly changing the body.

[00:41:09] Parenting and sharing traumatic experiences.

[00:45:32] Focused on completing a project.

[00:48:55] Trusting in self and redemption. 


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Featured Guests: 

Cindy Benezra

Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound

Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

Mixing, Engineering, Production, and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio

Senior Program Director:  Anna Getz

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Jeffrey B. Besecker The Light Inside, Podcaster

Hi! I am Jeffrey Besecker. Using data-driven methodologies, we explore why we behave the way we do as human beings - think of it as investigative reporting for the soul.

We are all on the journey to discover the light inside, that beacon that guides us to live our truest, most authentic selves.

You can hear more from Jeffrey on his podcast The Light Inside where he aims to deliver actionable insights into our unconscious behaviors leading to richer, happier, and more fulfilling lives.