Emotional trauma is a big problem in today’s world. Everyday life is full of commitments, problems fears, and failures, so it is not easy to find relief. Problems come one after another, and we try to deal with them as we go, but sometimes we just push them aside to take care of them later and we forget about them. So they quietly pile in, waiting for their moment to come. It is not so much the problems, but our feelings associated with those problems that cast a shadow over our well-being. That is why we often feel trapped, carrying a burden that is too big for us and we don’t see the way out.
Types of Trauma
Life isn’t always rosy for most of us – we all get hurt at some point along the way. We can experience the same pain and worry; We can react one way or another; We can show how hurt we are or hide it, but at the end of the day the true impact of pain catches up with us when we close the door and are left with ourselves. Every trauma leaves a mark, and a child’s experience of an event that is emotionally painful or disturbing can result in lasting psychological and physical consequences.
The main types of Emotional traumas include
- Acute – Resulting from a single incident
- Chronic – The result of a repeated and prolonged incident, such as domestic violence or abuse
- Complex – Exposure to varied and multiple traumatic events, often of an invasive, interpersonal nature
Fundamental wounds such as rejection, abandonment, humiliation, betrayal, and injustice can cause many physical, emotional, or mental disorders. We can put on a mask to hide and go on with our life, but at some point, the memories take over and we start to suffer, consciously or unconsciously.
Signs of childhood Emotional trauma
Childhood emotional trauma has been linked to substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and other mental health disorders. Signs of childhood trauma include:
- Problems with trust
- Self-destructive behaviors
- Nightmares and flashbacks
- Severe emotional distress
- Sleep difficulties
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Untreated childhood trauma can lead to the development of difficulties in social interaction, problems with physical and mental health, low self-esteem, and in the most severe cases post-traumatic stress disorder, self-harm, and suicide.
How to heal childhood Emotional trauma
- Admit to yourself that you have a problem
- Accept and identify the trauma as it is
- Do not isolate yourself – ask for support
- Seek professional help
- Take care of your health
- Talk about your problem with a friend
- Get rid of bad habits
- Learn to forgive and let it go
Things you can do for yourself
- Observe your thoughts – Simply notice the thoughts, watch them as they come and go
- Let go of thoughts – Let the thoughts pass – pay attention to the present moment instead of engaging with thoughts
- Pay attention to the present moment – There is no use in replaying negative things from the past, nor in fear of things that may never happen in the future. Enjoy the present moment – that is all you have
- Be mindful – Focus on your breathing
- Put on music – Enjoying beautiful music can improve your mood
- Take a nature walk – Observe the surrounding
- Talk about your thoughts – Share your thoughts with a friend
- Meditate – Have a peaceful time for yourself
- Learn to observe – Observe the problems and emotions, do not identify with them
- Remember that “BEHIND THE CLOUDS THE SUN IS STILL SHINNING”
Techniques and practices that can help
There are many techniques and practices that can help you heal and feel better and they include:
- Love yourself – Become your best friend
- Be grateful – Observe the abundance of beautiful creations around and be grateful for them
- Practice blessings – Bless every day, a person, an animal, a plant, a job, and everything that surrounds you
- Smile – Smile to yourself and smile to the world
- Sing – Enjoy the music and sing along
- Pray – By praying we surrender control over our pain to a higher power and free ourselves from pain
- Practice Ho’oponopono – The ancient Hawaiian practice of gratitude and forgiveness clears painful memories and relieves physical symptoms or unwanted situations
- Practice the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – By tapping certain points – energy meridians on the side of your palm, face, collarbone, armpit, and head saying statements relevant to your condition or any problem in the world, you can bring up suppressed emotions, change your energy around it and heal that condition or situation
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➥ DISCLAIMER: This post is not intended to replace medical treatment. The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.