Vicarious Trauma is the permanent transformation of the inner experience of the practitioner. In today’s episode, Dr. Erin Elmore speaks with Dr. Christina Mally. Christina is a wellness consultant who encourages and empowers people to identify and reach their future goals especially related to overall health and wellness. Christina’s specialties include sleep problems, stress management, intuitive eating, support through life transitions, nutritional needs, hormones, fertility concerns, pre-pregnancy prep, and pre/postpartum adjustments. She also has an extensive research background in the realm of vicarious trauma. Together Erin and Christina discuss the challenges around vicarious trauma, warning signs, the effects on a body over time, the influence of the pandemic on vicarious trauma, and practices and strategies for self-care for both practitioners and lay people. Self-care is not a muscle that comes naturally at least to most people, but the more we practice it, the more it becomes a rhythm to your life so when we’re in crisis we’re going to utilize those self-care strategies and be intentional about it.