Trauma is not limited to obvious experiences like car accidents or war zones. It can also include subtler experiences that may have impacted or shaken you, even if they may not be as obvious.
Any situation that was too overwhelming for your nervous system to process and integrate means you have experienced trauma. It could be a situation where you didn’t feel physically or emotionally safe.
It is important to recognize and acknowledge these experiences, even if they have been normalized, in order to heal and move forward.
🤍 From a soul perspective, I understand trauma as a situation that freezes a part of your soul when experiencing a very overwhelming situation so you can continue your journey and come back at a later time when you are ready to retrieve and integrate it.
Everyone is different and what may be traumatic for one person might not be for another. It is also important to understand that trauma can have long-lasting effects on a person’s mental, emotional, and physical health.
So, what can you do about trauma?
👉🏻 The first step is to acknowledge and validate your experience.
⭐️ It is important to understand that trauma is not a weakness or a personal failure, but a normal response to an overwhelming experience.
Seeking support either 1:1 or as a member of a support group can also be helpful in processing and integrating your experiences.
Remember, if you are struggling with trauma, healing is possible when you are ready for it. With the right resources and support, a traumatic experience can lead to healing and growth.
~ L, xx.