We hear about trauma all the time, but do we really understand what it is, how it is affecting us today and how it is shaping our future?
If you are reading this, it’s likely that you are wondering the same. How do we know if we have been affected by trauma?
You might be surprised to learn that ‘trauma’ doesn’t always have to be caused by a catastrophic event to be classed as trauma.
Read on to hear what Carol has to say and watch our chat to find out more.
I hope you enjoy,
A message from Carol of Moveon Counselling
Being a parent or carer is hard work!! Especially if the person you are caring for needs a lot of support and displays behaviours that need a lot of patience and understanding. It can be pretty overwhelming and never ending!
When you’ve had a life that’s thrown you a lot of challenges, then having to cope with the day-to-day problems that come with caregiving and living with disability just seems unfair.
Surely life was never meant to be this hard??
When we are born and throughout our childhood, we are discovering, learning and working out what the world is like.
Is it safe?
Is there a place for me?
Am I lovable?
Beliefs are developed at this time and sometimes they’re negative. They can stay with us for the rest of our life, despite working hard to change it and have a positive outlook.
These early experiences become our blueprint of how we believe the world works and how we fit in.
Perhaps you’ve experienced distressing times as a child? Loss of a loved one, abuse, neglect, bullying, a near-death experience or you weren’t loved or cared for in a way that you needed. Maybe other distressing events have happened, it doesn’t matter the size. Then you could be left with a deep feeling of not being safe, or not feeling good enough and a deep sense that something is just not right.
Stuck on Replay
These memories of distressing life events live in your nerves and unconscious mind and replay like a stuck record, causing emotional and physical symptoms.
It can feel like you are on constant high alert, you become over-reactive and volatile, prone to flying off the handle.
Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain and fatigue are just some of the physical symptoms you may experience as the body holds the score.
The Good News
The good news is, it doesn’t have to stay this way. Check out this interview with Cassie Day to see just how we can start to pave a new pathway for a happier future. During the interview, we discuss trauma, how to restore calm to your mind and body and How I can help you!
Check it out here: