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Sep 25, 2021

In Episode 61 of The MINDset Game® Podcast, Vered Kogan speaks with Dr. Kate Truitt, neuroscientist, clinical psychologist, and CEO of the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles.

In this episode, you will learn how past traumatic experiences influence your mindsets and what you can do to release the tension, pressure or constriction caused by the trauma to feel more relaxed and think more clearly.

Dr. Kate Truitt is neuroscientist and clinical psychologist with an MBA in Healthcare Administration. She has dedicated her life to advancing the treatment of “trauma and stress-related” disorders. She is the founder and President of Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates—a neuroscience-based “group therapy” practice in Pasadena, CA and the CEO of the Trauma Counseling Center, with offices throughout Los Angeles. She founded Viva Excellence to provide cutting-edge training and seminars globally that bring together the newest advancements in the fields of neuroscience and resiliency, as well as stress and trauma treatments. Her clinical practice, scientific studies, and trainings are specialized in the treatment of PTSD/Complex Trauma, panic disorders and anxiety, phobias, as well as other stress-related disorders.

Dr. Truitt founded and is the Chairman of the Board for the Amy Research Foundation, a “501 C3” organization to advance research into the innovative treatment realm of neuroscience-based mental health treatment. She is also a Certified Trainer as well as the Global Director of Continuing Education for the Havening Techniques®

To learn more about Dr. Kate Truitt and the various programs that her organizations provide, please visit or

You can also visit her YouTube channel to access numerous videos about how to heal traumatic experiences and understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.


Key Takeaways to Tune in For: 

[01:02] - Vered introduces Kate Truitt

[07:10] - How traumatic experiences from our childhood inform our mindset.

[16:16] - Vered shares a real-life story, and Kate describes what happened internally in Vered’s mind and body.

[21:20] - How the limiting belief “I’m not good enough” may connect to potential trauma from the past.

[25:19] - The amygdala’s three core values.

[26:50] - What to do when you become conscious of a habit and CPR for the amygdala.

[34:15] - What happens in the brain and body when we have a conversation with all parts of ourselves.

[40:21] - Learn more by visiting Kate’s Youtube channel, “Dr. Kate Truitt”. Connect with Kate on Instagram and Clubhouse at Dr. Kate Truitt. Visit her website at Kate will be hosting a self-havening workshop on November 16th, 2021, and a mindfulness workshop on October 19th, 2021. Learn more about them both on


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