Elisa Hallerman’s, Ph.D., J.D., inner saboteur is named Trixie. Trixie is impulsive, and can be inappropriate, loud, sloppy, manipulative and dishonest. At her lowest, Hallerman thought she was Trixie. “I started to realize that Trixie was not only a mask that I could take off, but more importantly was a part of me that I could personify and give… autonomy, that she could become my greatest ally and a teacher,” she said.
This week, Hallerman and Brilliant Thoughts host Tristan Ahumada discuss being sober for 20 years and her unique career journey from lawyer to Hollywood talent agent to opening the first-ever recovery management agency. They also delve into depth psychology, tapping into the unconscious part of ourselves, going deeper into the soul through quiet time and creativity, and doing soul work through storytelling.
Hallerman’s journey to creating a company and publishing her book was filled with a great deal of soul-centered work, including deciding to quit her job as an agent and go back to school for a master’s and doctorate in depth psychology in order to pursue what she was passionate about. Now, Hallerman discusses where the concept of “soulbriety” came from, the journey that led to her creating her company and truly understanding our different personas to keep the unknown from ruling our lives.
- Somatic Experiencing method developed by Peter Levine, Ph.D.
- Thomas Moore’s work on depth psychology and the soul
- The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling by James Hillman
- French philosopher Henry Corbin
Dr. Elisa Hallerman’s website is drhallerman.com, follow her on Instagram @drelisahallerman, and Facebook at facebook.com/elisa.hallerman. Her book Soulbriety: A Plan to Heal Your Trauma, Overcome Addiction, and Reconnect with Your Soul is out now.
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