Childhood trauma is something that can have an impact on your present day life. It can ruin your relationships, job opportunities and a number of other aspects of your life. However, if you take the proper steps, you can overcome these issues and lead a fulfilling life.
Most people struggle with childhood trauma as they want to escape from their past but in reality, it’s impossible to do so. You cannot change what happened in the past but you can make sure that it does not ruin your present day life, by following certain steps like accepting what happened, talking about it and letting go of anger towards others or yourself.
It should be noted that sometimes there are no quick fixes or solutions to many issues that come up during childhood. However, it is always important to try and be productive in the future by taking care of yourself and seeking out professional help, if needed.
The best way to stop your childhood trauma from ruining your life would be by addressing the problem as soon as possible and not ignoring the issue completely. In this article, we will be addressing the steps that you can take to face a similar issue.
What causes childhood trauma ?
Trauma is a major factor in mental health and psychological disorders. It can be caused by a variety of factors, such as witnessing violence, experiencing sexual abuse, or growing up in an abusive household.
Traumas can often be long-term and last for years, after they happened. These events can affect the way that you think about yourself and the world around you.
One way that people can cope with trauma is to use mindfulness techniques such as meditation, self-hypnosis, or yoga to remain calm and centered during difficult moments.
Ways of healing from childhood trauma:
Some of the ways that people can stop their past traumas from ruining their life is by doing self-care. This can include making sure you get enough sleep, eat healthy, and surround yourself with positive people.
This refers to changing how you think about yourself and your life and learning new skills in order to grow as a person. New life experiences that come into your life may also benefit you and help you become wiser and more mature.
This means thinking about what caused the trauma and forgiving yourself for it. Forgiveness is a quality that must be practiced regularly in order to maintain a healthy mental and physical state. Forgiveness can also help you improve your relationships and heal from past injustices and others’ wrongdoings.
This means understanding that there are things you cannot change from your past by accepting them so you can move forward. Some of the most difficult things in life are accepting that you cannot change anything from the past. It may be hard to accept at first, but acceptance is a necessary step towards moving on and finding happiness.
Focus on what is under your control:
One way how you can focus on what is inside of your control is by disconnecting from society. This way, you won’t let society’s judgments affect you because they don’t have any power over you anymore. It also help you ignore other things like social media or others’ judgements.
The past is not under your control, it already happened and cannot be changed. So try focusing on the future and shaping it the way you want.
Three ways that we can overcome childhood trauma include: Change of perspective, change of focus, and change of context. Changing perspective involves looking at things from a different angle or looking at things with new eyes. Changing focus involves concentrating on a more positive aspect of your life or something you enjoy doing such as art or reading. Lastly changing context; means that you remove yourself from the situation that made you feel unsafe and find support elsewhere.
Forming a stronger sense of self:
This means finding and accepting your true self. Recognizing what parts of yourself you want to build up, like your strengths and positive traits, so you know where to focus your attention when building yourself up from a negative experience. It also means telling others about your experiences and feelings, because it’s important for people to know how they are impacting you and how they should support you.
Ask for forgiveness:
Ask for forgiveness from those who hurt you. This final step is an act of kindness towards yourself from those who may have had the power to cause your trauma. To finish on a lighter note; let’s just say that these people are probably lucky that you let them live now that you’re a grown adult and fully capable of taking revenge for yourself. So if they’re smart enough they can ask for forgiveness sooner rather than later.
Trauma can happen at any point during a person’s life, in the case of childhood trauma it is often when we are not able to defend ourselves. This could be due to the fact that we have been bullied or physically assaulted by people. It can also happen because of an event that has happened in our lives such as a death or separation from family members.
If you cannot cope on your own or get it our of your head, then seeking professional help is the best thing to do.