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Doing It Different

Nov 10, 2020

Healing trauma is a daunting task that most people wish to push under the rug. After a failed suicide attempt, this week's guest knew facing her pain head-on was the only thing she could do.

Hannah Deindorfer experienced more life than one could possibly imagine before hitting 21 years of age. Assuming responsibility for a bipolar parent as a child, being in an abusive relationship in her teens, and experiencing an eating disorder in college led Hannah down an icy road in Michigan where she attempted to take her own life.

After surviving, she was determined to face her trauma head on and start the path to healing.

In today's episode, Hannah shares what healing trauma looks like, daily practices for feeling grounded, and how she approaches having difficult conversations with family. Hannah also shares how leaning into her pain and trauma allowed her to find her passion which turned into a lucrative coaching business she owns today.

Hannah's story is filled with courage and hope, I know you're going to get so much from it.

Note: Hannah and I discuss suicide in this episode. If this is something that triggers you, please refrain from listening. If you need any mental health or suicide support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 800-273-8255.

Episode Highlights: 

  • 3:14 Discovering your upper and lower thresholds and what they mean
  • 6:48 Growing up quickly and taking care of a bipolar parent at 13
  • 9:38 Hannah's eating disorder and suicide attempt on an icy road in Michigan
  • 14:11 The importance of sitting with your pain when healing trauma
  • 16:43 Deciding to move to San Diego for a $500/month job
  • 20:11 The puzzle pieces Hannah put together to create a half a million dollar coaching business in two years
  • 24:51 What Hannah believes has been pivotal to her growth and a key part of her success
  • 28:07 Hannah's unique approach to coaching that creates successful businesses and even better humans
  • 31:47 Healing family relationships after experiencing trauma
  • 35:38 How to have tough conversations with the people you love
  • 39:67 The first step to healing trauma
  • 42:11 Daily practices for feeling grounded and safe
  • 45:17 Hannah's latest coaching program rooted in transformation and healing
  • 48:28 How to get in touch with Hannah

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Guest Bio:

Hannah Deindorfer is a business mentor, mental health advocate, suicide attempt survivor, anorexia survivor, Harry Potter nerd, writer, coffee snob, and dog mom who lives in Austin, Texas. She has a talent for helping those around her see the possibilities for their future successes and creating a path for them to get there. She has built a multiple six-figure coaching business as a solopreneur, while working less than 30 hours a week and supports others in building the online businesses of their dreams as well. Some call her a fairy, that would be accurate.

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