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Have I Experienced Trauma?

Have I Experienced Trauma?

Any experience that is less than nurturing and causes you to change your perception of yourself, others and the world can be defined as trauma.

The truth is we all have experiences in life that affect us negatively and cause us to suffer.  The second truth is we are often unaware the negative experience affects the hardwiring of our brains.

The younger you are when this happens the greater likelihood it is this experience will stay with you.  The result can be a history of depression and anxiety. In clinical terms, we might define this as a trauma.

Trauma is experienced in many forms, from abandonment and neglect to bullying and loss. It doesn’t only occur in a war zone.

It is normal that the perspective shift that occurs with the trauma can be staggering, shocking, and disconcerting and leave you not knowing how to respond. It happens in both the big moments of life, as well as the little ones.

Experiencing trauma is part of the human condition. Some people experience unresolved feelings resulting from a trauma that results in psychological stress. A professional counselor can help you determine if this is true for you, as well as provide support and tools for dealing with your experience.

Ann Sheerin MA
Asheerin@GROWcounseling.com

Eat more attentively

Eat more attentively

Resolutions like “eat healthier” seem to be pretty common. But what if we tried to eat more attentively instead? We live in a pretty fast-paced culture. Leisurely lunch breaks are great. But sometimes “lunch” is a turkey sandwich in one hand and an iPhone in the other as we run between meetings while simultaneously answering…

Overcoming Unkindness

Overcoming Unkindness

Have you ever been in situations where you have been subjected to other people’s snide remarks or mockery (of course, under the guise of innocent teasing). When you are subjected to this type of unkindness by friends or by family members, it can be easy to make an excuse. “Perhaps they are just having a…

Denial

Denial

One of our most primitive defense mechanisms is denial. Mark Twain perfectly captured the essence of denial when he quipped, Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt. In effect, denial is an effort to avoid the pain or discomfort of reality by pretending it doesn’t exist. It is the emotional manifestation of the ‘flight’ portion…

Codependency and How to Care for Yourself

Codependency and How to Care for Yourself

Codependency can simply be described as helping others while harming yourself. Have you ever found yourself in a relationship where you felt as if you were going “crazy?” Have you ever found yourself excessively worried, preoccupied or even obsessed with your partner’s problems? Codependency involves reactions which are unhealthy forms of attachment in a relationship and may…

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