Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews David Fraijo (part 2 of their conversation). David and Paul discuss how to listen to your own intuition, dealing with codependence, difficult family systems, recovery from trauma and the many paths to becoming a healer.
“I’m an indigenous member of the human tribe of the universal nation…and my philosophy is: As I resonate a different energy, I effect people.”- David Fraijo.
“The identity we have created to survive is, perhaps, not the identity that will set us free.” - David Fraijo
ALSO DISCUSSED: Redefining values, redefining belief systems, codependency, love, healing oneself to heal others, real change, changing one’s own feeling in the body, what does it mean to a healer?, being oneself, what is real recovery, healing from trauma, intuition, family systems, scapegoat, organized religion, what is a shaman, ego, victim-hood, childhood trauma, ACES, meditation, trauma-informed counseling methods, making rattles, healing tools, anything can be meditation, tree-huggers anonymous, being open to new ideas and information, appearances, communication, the world need healers, alcohol and drugs, toxic family systems, Rod Bearcloud, Sedona, pros/cons of coaching others, dealing with loss, loss of a daughter, listening versus hearing, emotions, murdering the wrong identity, living in peace and calm, co-creation, environmental trauma, social equity, Thomas Pickety, Dr. Bruce Perry Ph.D., paradigm shift in medicine and therapy, “What’s wrong with you VS what happened to you?”, substance use, the ripple effect, Mesquite trees, consider redefining your identity. How and why are we different? Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, being weird, cultural programming, “knowing stuff” versus doing your own inner work, etc.
“The world going to be in need of healers now, and if we wait for everyone to get papers, we’re f*cked.” -David Fraijo paraphrasing Randy.
“My first affirmation was ‘Duck!’” - David Fraijo
David Fraijo is a native Arizonan. He is a healer, an author, a public speaker, and has run a healing circle for years. For years David worked in the swimming pool deck industry before a number of personal factors brought him to do his own healing work and get into recovery from codependency, childhood trauma, and substance overuse. David believes that by working on himself he can affect others. David states “My only client is myself…if I work on myself, I can help others…but I am not going to try to fix anybody.”
Learn about David’s book: Emotional Detox: Redefining Self- Moving through trauma to a new identity
Learn about David’s current work: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch David’s DEBX talk: https://debxtalks.com/video.php?id=86&debid=7
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