To live with the impact of being in a traumatic experience or of living through years of trauma is a huge burden to carry. You owe yourself acknowledgement for however you have done this. I encourage you to get the help to heal and allow new positive parts of yourself to emerge.
One therapy that is very helpful in the treatment of trauma is EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing.) EMDR helps to unblock the memories and feelings of the traumatic situations; internal associations are made which lead to reprocessing. New positive beliefs and feelings of empowerment emerge. Other therapy methods are part of healing and resolution, change and growth as well.
Some people who have experienced trauma have in the past or may currently suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Below is an overview of some of the symptoms of PTSD. If you recognize these, you need to know that these can end. You can have a life that opens up pathways that lead to a happier person, freer to be the person you want to be for yourself and the people in your life. Change can happen. Take the step. Make an appointment.
- Recurrent, intrusive reminders of the traumatic event.
- Extreme avoidance of things that remind you of the traumatic event.
- Negative changes in thoughts and mood.
- Being on guard all the time, jumpy, “fight or flight” behaviors.