Childhood trauma has many physical, emotional and social consequences that can follow us into adulthood. In this article I will talk about 5 of those consequences, and some ways we can heal ourselves and move on with our lives in a healthier way.
You know where you have to get off because you have been there before, but not at night, and that cold realisation brings up a wave of panic like a sick sort of electricity. Because as you train your focus from the rain back to reality, you recognise nothing.
In this article I will outline the various responses, before doing a deep dive into the “freeze response” including what exactly it is, how to recognise when we are freezing, and what we can do to pull ourselves out of it.
A lot of people will tell you to just “get over it” or remind you it is in the past, but those of us who have been through it understand that trauma remains in the mind, body and soul no matter how long ago it happened.
Thankfully, there are many ways to heal yourself from trauma, and I want to share with you some of the best I have found in my own journey to wholeness.
Autumn winds play with skeletal leaves. They skitter about your feet like discarded paper- like stillborn poetry. Your eyes are caught by a bright patch of moss and you struggle to keep it in focus. Your thoughts pile up like carcasses, and everything is dying. Everything is dying.