SHOW / EPISODE

90. Kidnapped then Escaped. But Her Body Kept the Score

Season 6 | Episode 90
1h 21m | Oct 18, 2023

At 15, Kara Robinson Chamberlain was kidnapped. While her remarkable bravery and quick thinking allowed her to escape, the coping mechanisms she employed to survive impeded her ability to heal from the ordeal. In this harrowing episode, Kara dives into the importance of authentic emotions in healing, and the dangers of toxic positivity culture. She sheds light on the complexity of trauma and its long-term effects on the mind and body. She also shares how the experience led her to a career in law enforcement, educating and empowering other survivors of traumatic experiences.


In this episode:

  • Long term effects of trauma on the body. 
  • The importance and impact of victim advocacy. 
  • Different ways PTSD can present itself. 
  • Disassociation of the body.
  • How to begin true healing.
  • Establishing safety and body autonomy as a mother.


Links & Resources:

Instagram: @kararobinsonchamberlain

Twitter: @KR_Chamberlain

Facebook: Kara Robinson Chamberlain

YouTube: @karachamberlain

TikTok: @kararobinsonchamberlain

Charity: South Carolina Victim Assistance Network


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