“Trauma, when left unresolved and untreated, shows up over ones lifetime, repeatedly. A trauma response can be something as simple as a benign word or phrase that causes one to be triggered into feelings and emotions of unworthiness, self loathing, and shame based on a past experience which may have been traumatic and/or extremely stressful.
A trauma response can look like ongoing anxiety, depression, “shutting down” as in “contracting,” isolation, thoughts of hopelessness, and even suicidal thoughts. These emotions then cause us to feel unwell physically.
If we have the “conscious awareness” or the evolution in our reasoning skills, we can connect the dots and take responsibility in recognizing our own patterns of behavior in relation to our suffering.
THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT WHICH IS OUR GREATEST CATALYST FOR CHANGE.
All we need to remember is that WE ALL HAVE MENTAL HEALTH, and the first step in healing is to listen to, and be guided by, our own truth…and then…to ask for support. This is our greatest form of self care.
”Self care are the actions that we take to achieve wellness, and wellness is where we stand in our power.”
Wendy Blanchard, MS, CHHC, CPS