Trauma has many faces. How can we, as therapists, broaden our understanding of trauma and its many symptoms to better serve the people seeking out help?
Unhealed emotional trauma is usually not the result of a past event, nor another person’s abusive actions, but, rather, the result of what we do to ourselves on a daily basis.
Person 1: I am the definition of ugly.
Person 2: No, you are surrounded by ugly.
People react to pain differently and deal with it differently. This is even truer when it comes to someone who has been emotionally hurt.
The invisible wounds cannot be seen by anyone else.
If we face sexual, physical or emotional abuse (abandonment, rejection or victimization) in our intimate relationships, it can have long term debilitating effects on our lives.
There comes a time where we have to become the ruler and creator of our own lives and break away from the stories that keep us hostage to our past.
The family environment where one grows up can tremendously impact an individual’s emotional, psychological, moral, social and overall development.
There’s a direct link between past life trauma and present-day fears, phobias, and panic attacks.
The impact of childhood trauma is such that, it can end up potentially destroying a person’s future relationships and everything along with it.