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Episode 254: How Developmental Traumas Shape Our Lives: Wisteria Edwards

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Welcome to another insightful episode of the Fearless Freedom with Dr. G podcast, where we explore the transformative journey of Wysteria Edwards, BA, Ed.M. An acclaimed author, playwright, and influential educator, Wysteria is also the proud founder of Simple & Deep TM, a platform designed to empower women to comprehend attachment, delve into their stories, and lead purposeful lives.

In this episode, Wysteria shares her profound insights into the primal wound of attachment and its pivotal role in overcoming adversity and violence. Her wisdom goes beyond addressing symptoms, offering a holistic approach to healing. The roots of her revelations trace back to personal struggles, battling behavioral addictions and self-sabotage, which became a catalyst for monumental changes in her personal and professional life.

With over two decades of experience in education, Wysteria discovered the transformative power of securing attachment, unlocking hidden potentials in individuals. Her journey takes a poignant turn in 2018 when a troubled young boy in her classroom captured her heart. Determined to make a difference, she turned to the beloved show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for attachment repair techniques, witnessing astounding results—from rewiring neural pathways to fostering secure attachment and building stronger social connections.

Inspired by these experiences, Wysteria gained access to Mister Rogers’ personal papers in 2019, unveiling his own journey through developmental trauma. This revelation served as the inspiration for her innovative teaching approach, focusing on attachment, attunement, and intention. The culmination of this journey is her powerful book, “Waiting for Mister Rogers: Teaching with Attachment Attunement, and Intention”—a compelling call to action for anyone interacting with children to prioritize emotional well-being.

As we delve into Wysteria’s narrative, we are reminded to access empathy for the child we once were, engaging with developmental traumas full of stories that need to be named, articulated, pondered, and blessed. Join us in this captivating exploration of attachment, attunement, and intention with the remarkable Wysteria Edwards.

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Guest Bio: Wysteria Edwards BA, Ed.M., is changing the way we live with attachment, attunement, and intention. She’s a respected Kindergarten teacher in Eastern WA, who has perfected the art of creating a classroom filled with care, hope, and healing. Her passion for teaching even led her to gain access to Mister Rogers’ personal papers to write the groundbreaking book, “Waiting for Mister Rogers: Teaching with Attachment, Attunement, and Intention.” Prepare to be amazed as Wysteria’s unwavering dedication to attachment repair transforms educational practices and reshapes our perspectives on adversity and developmental trauma. She’s the visionary behind Simple & Deep TM, a company that empowers women to comprehend insecure attachment through engaging stories and intentional living.

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