Trauma is a powerful word. Many people almost stagger when I mention that I believe they have experienced “trauma.” When clients hear me label some of their most disturbing and unhealthy experiences as “trauma” they look puzzled.
This article will focus on 7 ways trauma negatively affects us and offer tips on how to cope or move forward.
Some of my previous clients have come into my office already labeling their experiences as traumatic and seemed to be fully aware of the fact that they have experienced trauma. But a select few shy away from the term.
I’ve concluded that most reservations is because trauma is difficult to understand. It is also difficult to heal from. Most people believe that because the event is past them, so too is the effects of the trauma. This is often furthest from the truth.