A Conversation with a Psychologist born with a Congenital Heart Defect


In this episode of Heart to Heart with Anna, Dr. Liza Morton rejoins Anna to talk more about polyvagal theory, how feeling safe is important to those born with congenital heart defect, especially when they are in vulnerable conditions (such as when they’re facing hospitalizations or experimental procedures) and how understanding the embodiment of their experiences can be both empowering and healthy. She also addresses how Heart Warriors may come to experience at least one kind of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She even relates how older Heart Warriors may have experienced attachment problems due to common medical practices in the 1950s, 1960s and even 1970s or 1980s. To find out what kind of PTSD circumstances are common for those born with congenital heart defects and what they can do about it, tune in to this episode of Heart to Heart with Anna.

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