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20 Ways Childhood Trauma Shows Up In Your Adult Life

Wonder why you do what you do? Feel like you feel? What shaped you? Listen to this episode and check for these twenty ways you could be feeling and behaving that are result of things you may not even think about in your childhood. Good step towards enhanced emotional well-being.

It’s NOT direct cause and effect. People and events in your early life CAN lead to the way your feel about yourself in relationship in your later life. Important to recognize so that you can make conscious decisions about what is best for you. Two children in the same family can have very different perceptions and reactions to the same event. Everyone is different. AND, some of these may resonate for you. Others may be validating. All are good to think about!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE:

  • 20 possible responses to what you learned about yourself and others in your family
  • Not everyone is affected in the same way
  • Why it’s wise to consider these
  • Knowing what you’d like to change is a powerful start for reclaiming your personal power
  • What contributes to your ability to trust
  • Why you may never feel safe

I’m here to help. Let’s talk soon.

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Watch the livestream recording for extra Q&A at the end. There’s always more to talk about!

Dealing with childhood trauma can be difficult and often feels like an uphill battle. Research has shown that traumatic events experienced during childhood can lead to difficulties in relationships, trouble managing emotions, and even physical implications later in life.

The importance of recognizing the signs of trauma cannot be understated, as it can take time for the effects of traumas to manifest both mentally and physically.

Fortunately, there are many therapeutic approaches that have been proven to help reduce the impact of traumatic experiences on our lives. By increasing one’s awareness of the circumstances during their early years, they may begin to recognize how those events still linger today and better understand what is needed to move forward and heal.

It is important to remember that everyone’s experience of childhood trauma is different, and no two people will experience the same effects. Childhood trauma impacts each individual differently, depending on what their specific circumstances were and the other factors at play within their lives. Some individuals may develop lasting psychological issues, while others may display symptoms such as bouts of depression or anxiety from time to time. Compassion and understanding are key in helping those affected by childhood trauma find the best route for recovery, whatever form that may take.

Therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and somatic experiencing can help reduce the impact of childhood traumas. Through these therapies, individuals can gain insight into their own experiences and recognize how their feelings are linked to past events. This understanding often helps an individual develop better coping mechanisms for managing difficult emotions and stress

 

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