💡 If things shaped you and had you respond in a way that wasn’t living to your optimal potential, they may have been traumatic.
Trauma can come in many different forms and can have a lasting impact on your life.
Some of the ways in which you may have experienced trauma:
★ Overt, when adverse childhood experiences fairly obviously resulted in a traumatic experience.
★ Covert, when the traumatic experience was subtle, not so obvious.
★ One-off, when a traumatic situation happened once.
★ Multiple, when a traumatic situation happened repeatedly.
★ In your childhood, when a situation happened during your younger years.
★ As an adult, when a situation happened when you were fully grown.
👉🏻 Some of the things you may have normalized have shaped you in the most unhelpful and triggering ways, in the sense that the things you thought were just how things were, were trauma, because they shaped you and they had you respond in a way that wasn't healthy, that didn’t have you living to your optimal potential.
By acknowledging and addressing the ways in which you have been shaped by your experiences, you can begin to heal and move towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Remember, you are not alone, people around you love you, and there is professional support available to guide you and support you on your journey towards healing and growth.
I see you.
~ L, 🏻.