#031 Meet Amy Chan
There’s a reason Marie Claire calls Amy Chan “A relationship expert whose work is like that of a scientific Carrie Bradshaw.”
She went through an extremely tough breakup a few years back. She experienced anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide. The experience showed her that there aren’t many resources available for people who are struggling to heal a broken heart.
So she decided to create Renew Breakup Bootcamp, a retreat that helps people recover from breakups.
Now, she’s written a book called Breakup Bootcamp in which she explains the scientific and spiritual approaches to healing a broken heart.
Amy is also the Editor-in-Chief of JustMyType.ca – an online magazine that focuses on the psychology behind love, lust and desire.
Some of the things Amy and I talk about include:
“We have compound trauma that adds up and then that last one kind of catapults us into this journey of healing and feeling it all at once.”
“If we didn’t have a healthy model of what love looks like and feels like we were growing up our psyche subconsciously tries to recreate the scenario in hopes to change its ending. And so our chemistry compass is shaped from our earliest experiences with attachment to our primary caregivers.”
“When you judge yourself for feeling bad you just add an extra layer of shame.”
Follow Amy on Instagram – @MissAmyChan
Check out Amy’s website – Renew Breakup Bootcamp
Buy Amy’s Book – Breakup Bootcamp
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