Author, teacher, lecturer & motivational speaker

Let's talk about not being afraid of being different. 

"... his work and his teachings are game-changing."

Maria Menounos ~ 2x New York Times best selling author & host of “Better Together with Maria Menounos”

Your past changed you and continues to significantly influence your future, but it doesn’t have to.

Brian D. Mahan, SEP is not a traditional talk therapist. He is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, specializing in working with anxiety, PTSD, developmental trauma, shock trauma and shame. Brian once struggled with the life long impact of developmental trauma and shame, not realizing it was the root cause of so many of his problems. After years of fruitless efforts to change, he discovered the missing links to profound and long lasting healing. He is now an internationally renown expert on healing trauma and the trauma of shame. 

His life’s mission is to help 1,000,000 heal from trauma.

signature topics

  • Transmuting Toxic Shame into Healthy Shame
  • Healing from Trauma
  • Healing Developmental Trauma
  • The Value and Power of Anger
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety
  • Reclaiming Your Authentic Self
  • The Foundation And Pillars Of Healthy Relationships

signature Trainings

  • Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries and Protecting Them
  • Finding Your Passion and Purpose to Align and Supercharge Your Goals
  • Transforming Corporate Culture
  • The Eight States of Embodiment
  • Kicking Your Inner-Critic to the Curb

Brian empowers individuals to embrace their authenticity and thrive socially and professionally. He is a teacher, lecturer, and motivation speaker with 17 years of experience and the author of I Cried All the Way To Happy Hour - What To Do When Self-Help Or Talk Therapy Haven't Really Helped. He specializes in breaking patterns and changing limiting beliefs by healing shock trauma, developmental trauma, and toxic shame. 

“Brian is profoundly talented ...and deeply committed to helping people heal. I’m proud to call him a teacher and a friend.”

Gabby Bernstein

#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe has Your Back

“Brian’s compassion, wisdom, and humor [guide] us onto a path of profound healing and transformation.”

Marie Forleo

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything is Figureoutable

“Brian creates a safe space to start with the “facts”. At first glance, it seems like you’re just helplessly looking at the pain. And then you realize—it’s an unfailing tool that masterfully releases it.”

Nicole Ari Parke

Actor, Producer and Parent

“Brian has the profound ability to lead me towards the truth. Always.“

Annabelle Dexter Jones

(HBO ‘Succession’) Actor, Director

Collaboration opportunities

Keynote Speaking | seminars & trainings

Book Brian for keynote and guest speaking opportunities. He is also available for full-day and half-day seminars and multiple training series. His presentations are easily adapted for specific audiences.

Media Source For Subject matter expertise

Brian is available for:

  • Broadcast News
  • News Magazines (Print/Online)
  • Podcast Interviews
  • Guest Blog Article
  • Social Media Expert Commentary
    • YouTube Live
    • Facebook Live
    • Instagram Live
      • Content for Reels and Stories

Areas of subject matter expertise:

  • Trauma
  • Shame
  • Breaking Patterns
  • Elevating Workplace Culture
  • Personal Transformation
  • Healthy Relationship Dynamics

Media Highlights

Brian has garnered media attention in magazines and internet editorials, including being named one of LA’s Model Citizens by WNWN Magazine and was profiled by C Magazine as an ‘Urban Healer’. Other features include Better Together with Maria Menounos, DailyCandy, Yogi Times Magazine, LA Yoga Magazine, Healing Lifestyles and Spas E-zine,,,, and

Featured Interviews

Maria Menounus
Better Together

youtube interviews

Dianne Allen

someone gets me

youtube interviews

Adrenal Repair


Michael Lennox Conscious Embodiment

podcast interview

Dr. Carly

Healing Ground Movement

podcast interview

"...Both laugh-out-loud funny and terrifying—Brian weaves personal experience with deep knowledge... [bringing] you a road map for healing..."

Matthew Carnahan
Creator of Emmy Award-winning series HOUSE OF LIES and author of SERPENT GIRL

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