Are you overwhelmed by the work or even the idea of, dealing with your childhood trauma? Where do I start? Is it really possible to heal, or am I just wasting my time? My torment seems too much for me to cope with! The answer rests in the following quote.
I couldn’t afford to not deal with my past because it was driving my pain and negative behaviors. What do I have to lose? The Repressed trauma from my past was staying tight in the bud by not being remembered and it became more painful than risking remembering and working towards healing.
My trauma was repressed 100%, which means I couldn’t remember it at all from 4 years old till my 40’s. I couldn’t remember, even after 15 years of therapy with a fearless seeking to heal my unending torment which appeared to come from nowhere. I struggled to uncover what haunted me until I got to a place of feeling supported spiritually and had a strong enough sense of self. Then I could dare risk remembering.
Was it worth the crises phase of facing my truth? You bet it was. I don’t have all those negative symptoms I used to have. Like horrible nightmares, being drawn to self-destructive behaviors, and devastating moods that debilitated me. My healing from trauma, and I’m still working on it, feels like a miracle.
Are you working on healing from your trauma? Are you stuck in your torment and feeling like you don’t have the support and strength you need to do this work? I really want to hear from you. Where are you on your journey, and how are you doing overall?
If you have a suggestion of what topics you would like to discuss, such as, inner child work, learning how to love yourself, releasing rage, or self-destructive behaviors, feel free to mention them in a reply. You can also let me know if you’re interested in early, mid (crisis phase), or later stages of remembering and healing.
With Love & Hope for Your Healing,
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