How to make your brain stronger than your body: The story of a woman’s survival.

Season 2 Episode 3: Secrets in the City with Dr Katherine

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TW: please be aware that today’s episode includes stories of domestic abuse.

I met Sheree Schonian about 3 years ago, right here in my office. 

Considering what she had gone through, I found it incredible that her energy was exactly the opposite of what one could expect – positive, giggly and even a bit cheeky at times.

And that’s why I wanted to shine a light on her story.

Yes, she is a domestic violence survivor, but that’s only part of it.

It’s her mindset that is her true superpower. She had to make her brain stronger than her body to survive.

To me, Sheree’s story is about a woman who had to learn to regrow her self worth.

She has overcome the unimaginable and is now using her experiences to help others find strength and freedom.

Sheree is now a domestic violence advocate, speaker and the author of Love, Bruises & Bullsh!t – a compilation of the life stories of over 20 women’s survival. You can buy your copy here. 

Sheree’s story is a reminder that no one should have to suffer in silence, and that there is always hope for a better tomorrow.

The less we speak about domestic violence, the more we have to lose.

– Sheree Schonian

I think I speak for all of us when I say we are truly honoured to have her with us today.

Dr Kat xoxo


To get a hold of Sheree, head to her website which offers resources and support for those affected by domestic abuse.


Book: Love, Bruises & Bullsh!t



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