Episode Description

In this week’s episode, I am excited to welcome the all-inspiring Dr. Reshie Joseph MB chB MSc from his practice in Singapore. 
Dr. Reshie started a professional career as a Doctor, having obtained my medical degree (MBBS) from the University of Sheffield in the UK. He had a great future ahead until unresolved childhood trauma caught up with him. To cut a long story, it led to a nine-year descent that ended with homelessness, sleeping in a bus shelter, and hopelessly addicted to heroin and crack cocaine. He has been in recovery since 2011.
He since left medical practice, fully retrained as a clinical psychologist with an MSc from Kings College London in Psychology and the Neuroscience of Mental Health, and now practice exclusively as a psychological professional who specializes in the treatment of PTSD, Complex Psychological Trauma, Addictions and other Disorders of Extreme Stress Not Otherwise Specified (DESNOS). His experience in addiction and psychological trauma also extends to teaching and lecturing on addiction medicine and trauma-related subjects. He recently wrote and published a book called “A beginner’s guide to Trauma.” It starts with the basics, what trauma is, how one gets it, how can one tell if you have it, etc., and spans as much of the subject ending by talking about trauma at the societal level. He does not shy away from controversial topics and addresses the fact that “Big Pharma is not the cause of the opioid epidemic” in a chapter in his book. Dr. Reshie weaves the neuroscience with stories of his actual patients to back up every point he makes. He also shares his recovery journey in the book.
This episode discusses Dr. Reshie’s recovery journey, attachment trauma, Big Pharma and the opioid pandemic, and much more.
It has been my pleasure to have Dr. Reshie join me, and I know, my listeners, that you will enjoy the episode. Please, head to Amazon or Takealot at the link and get your copy of my E-book or paperback book edition, Ray of Light, and please leave me a rating and review. It would mean the world to me.
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Enjoy the episode, and a special thank you to my listeners for joining me on this journey. If you wish to connect with DR. Reshie, you can check out his website link below.
Website: https://livingfree.today/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livingfreepsychotherapy
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/drreshie/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Drreshie/
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About The Host

Marlene McConnell

Marlene McConnell is an author, podcast host, self-love teacher and trauma survivor. She believes that trauma recovery is accessible to everyone, and that it starts with the acknowledgement that something has happened to you combined with a willingness to heal. McConnell’s book and podcast was inspired by the realization that she touched many lives by sharing her story at a support group. Her message of hope not only resonated with the survivors, but also with the family members and friends who supported them at the group sessions. Marlene is also an attorney who holds B.Proc, LLB and LLM law degrees. She loves travel, Pilates, nature, learning new languages, and good food.