Childhood trauma - the wounds don’t fade away. The roots go deep. This is the trauma that wraps tentacles around every aspect of life, pushing and pulling us according to its will. These stories of harm have been hard wired into our brain. Yet, we don’t see the connection of childhood trauma and current day pain because it has been with us as far back as we can recall. We don’t realize this trauma is the source of our struggle to feel peace, joy, and love. Instead, we live with emptiness, loneliness, anxiety and shame.
I know the effects of childhood trauma from sexual abuse and emotional abandonment. In my body and soul I carried wounds that were held in secret for decades because of deep shame and layers of self protection.
I have discovered that healing is possible. As I have opened the door and allowed wounds to be exposed, slowly, with beautiful care, the deep harm has been tended to and is healing. The wounds of your trauma can be healed. It’s a process. I’m still in process.
Processing trauma doesn’t happen in isolation, however. We need others. A dear friend, Kandace Rather, and I have been processing our trauma in a community where we tell our stories of harm and receive care. Now, we are ready to reach out to others and offer what we have learned through many years on this healing journey. I am so excited to tell you that we are launching a podcast in May where we will be talking about how to process and heal childhood trauma. Stay tuned for more information!
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