Understanding Abandonment Trauma and The Road To Recovery

Understanding Abandonment Trauma

Approaching a therapist for abandonment trauma can also make you feel secured. The mental health professional will teach you how to establish boundaries in relationships, foster healthy bonding, and avoid toxicity or abuse. Individuals learn how they deserve to be treated by those they interact with, and those they love.

A Mental health professional will design a treatment plan (which may also include medication) based on your specific needs and teach you healthy coping skills. They may use a multidisciplinary approach to treat co-occurring disorders emanating from abandonment issues. It is important for you to avail right resources and support to treat abandonment trauma. 

4. Self-care

self-care is also addressing your own problematic thoughts and behaviours
Understanding Abandonment Trauma and The Road To Recovery

This is another powerful weapon that will help you fight abandonment trauma according to studies. Health care experts have emphasized the concept of self-care time and again whether it is dealing with physical health issues or mental illnesses. 

Self-care activities like journaling, taking walks, or drawing – help a person meet his or her emotional needs, which in turn improves friendships and relationships. Doing what you enjoy will give you a sense of fulfillment and improve your contributions to your family members, friends, or children.

Self-care may also involve residential treatment (supported by experts) for eating disorders such as following a healthy diet and recommendations given by a nutritional counselor. 

That’s all about abandonment trauma. I hope that you understood how lack of love and care in early childhood can scar children for the rest of their lives. If you think you are suffering from abandonment trauma or know anyone who needs treatment, please refer to mental health professional and avail best services and support.

Please share this article with anyone who you may think will find it valuable and helpful. 


  • Purcell, W. J. (1996). The attachment-trauma complex. The American journal of psychoanalysis, 56(4), 435-446.
  • Haynal, A. (1989). The concept of trauma and its present meaning. International review of psycho-analysis, 16, 315-321.
  • Van der Kolk, B. A. (2007). The Developmental Impact of Childhood Trauma.
  • Van der Kolk, B. A., Perry, J. C., & Herman, J. L. (1991). Childhood origins of self-destructive behavior. American journal of Psychiatry, 148(12), 1665-1671.
  • Kira, I., Lewandowski, L., Somers, C. L., Yoon, J. S., & Chiodo, L. (2012). The effects of trauma types, cumulative trauma, and PTSD on IQ in two highly traumatized adolescent groups. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4(1), 128.
  • Hurvich, M. (2004). Psychic trauma and fears of annihilation. Living with terror, working with trauma: A clinician’s handbook, 51-66.
  • Brennan, K. A., & Shaver, P. R. (1998). Attachment styles and personality disorders: Their connections to each other and to parental divorce, parental death, and perceptions of parental caregiving. Journal of personality, 66(5), 835-878.
  • Viniegra, C. C., & Aumeunier-Gizard, M. F. (2021). Facilitating integrated mental, emotional, and physical states in children who have suffered early abandonment trauma. European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 5(4), 100214.
  • Lawson, D. M. (2017). Treating adults with complex trauma: An evidence‐based case study. Journal of Counseling & Development, 95(3), 288-298.
  • Brown, M. Z., & Dahlin, K. (2017). Dialectical behavior therapy for treating the effects of trauma.

Understanding Abandonment Trauma pin
Understanding Abandonment Trauma and The Road To Recovery
Understanding Abandonment Trauma Recovery pin
Understanding Abandonment Trauma and The Road To Recovery
Pages: 1 2 3

Louisa Davis

Hi there! I'm just a normal person enjoying the process of life. Practicing Buddhism, I believe in the law of cause and effect. Reading and writing is always a pleasure. I enjoy researching on a range of subjects – science, psychology, and technology. Nothing can satiate my soul than good music, horror movies, psycho-thriller, and crime stuff. I enjoy photography, music and watching comedy videos. Talking to people, learning new experiences, sharing my knowledge through blogs, motivating others are things that I always look forward to.View Author posts