I wanted to share with you about some of the most common misconceptions about trauma work. First, we should understand the different trauma diagnosis that exist.
This brings me to the common misconceptions I hear about trauma work: 👉 I'll have to talk about the trauma again and again > You will bring forth the traumatic events but you will do so in order to better understand the impact and perceptions it has created for you. There is absolutely no need to go over and over the moment - AS IT WAS. In fact- in the conscious healing program we learn to reparent these events by visualizing them having happened in the most supportive to you way.
👉 Bringing up trauma memories is scary and not worth it > Whether you consciously remember your traumas or not they are effecting you. The only way to create change around them is to bring them into your conscious mind. This can be scary but learning how to regulate your emotions and nervous system will only make you stronger. Remember! The subconscious will not reveal anything to you that it feels your ego is not ready to handle.
👉 It will take YEARS of trauma therapy before I heal > It will take time to heal but you will begin to see the changes in yourself within months. Clients who went through the 8 week program found their symptoms decreased and their understanding around themselves and their trauma grew.
👉 My family will not believe me and nothing will ever change, so why bother? > You cannot find healing at the feet of those who hurt you (willingly or unwillingly). Doing trauma work will help you realize this limiting belief and how it has held you back. When you change the world around you changes to meet you. Your family may not understand but healing your core creates a more secure sense of self that is not locked into the enmeshed dynamics that family trauma can create. (Also... have to toot my own horn and say: many of my clients begin talking honestly with their family about their experiences while doing the work... just saying 😄)
👉 My therapist will be overwhelmed and not want to see me anymore > This is a belief that trauma creates. The shame and shadow of trauma keep us isolated and hidden. Your therapist of all people is trained to hold space for your trauma. You don't need to ever apologize for showing up and being vulnerable, crying, trauma-dumping, with me. I am honored that you let me see you fully.
Exploring your childhood is so that you can become consciously aware of the childhood imprinting and patterns you witnessed at this stage of development.
We don't bring up the trauma for *funsies* and then just send you out into the world, No- we bring the trauma forward to learn about how it's showing up TODAY.
In order to own your future- you must make sense of the past 💫
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You are strong.
You are capable of healing.
Healing is possible.
You are worth it!