Trauma is a very broad term. I define it as any experience that has been extremely painful and that has felt overwhelming, and maybe, still does when you think about it. Some examples of experiences that can be traumatic are: childhood abuse (physical and/or emotional), and neglect, domestic violence, the loss of a relationship or a loved one, and, Infidelity.
Sometimes we are very hard on ourselves for not being able to let go and for still feeling affected by our traumatic experience(s). Everyone processes experiences in different ways and times. Sometimes, there are other wounds in your life that haven’t fully healed that might be getting triggered by what is happening today. This might be partially why it is so difficult for you to cope with what you are going through right now!
You probably felt extremely vulnerable during that event.
It makes complete sense that it is hard for you to get past it that easily.
I help my clients heal from these wounds and find a way to be able to feel safe with others. Safety is crucial to create a healthy relationship and strong bonds of connection. Among other techniques, I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), hypnosis, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).
I help my clients heal from their wounds to where they do not hurt
anymore and there is a new a stronger sense of self.