When childhood trauma is still present in your adult life
Support to untangle years of confusion and turmoil to create healthy practices
Have you noticed how the past doesn't always stay where it should? Childhood trauma or emotional wounding shows up in many ways and can be incredibly draining.
The effects of unresolved trauma can be devastating. It can affect our habits and outlook on life, leading to addictions and poor decision-making. It can take a toll on our family life and all our relationships. It can trigger real physical pain, symptoms, and disease. Or it can lead to a range of self destructive behaviours.
This is a space for you to gently undo the hold trauma still has on your life today. You deserve to feel good in your body and to know that you are worthy of love, kindness and peace within. It's what I'm most passionate about - your emotional wellbeing. At times it can feel like the episodes from the past are on repeat and you may feel you will always have to struggle. I partner with you to slowly, and with love for yourself, to overcome this struggle.
One of the biggest ways trauma challenges us is in not being able to trust others; to be open and feel safe with others. So this is often a starting place for clients.
In sessions clients have also dealt with:
unhealthy coping tactics - like isolating or over eating
difficulties in managing conflicts
anxiety when meeting new people or social gatherings
allowing feelings of joy - for fear it will not last
intimacy in sexual relationships
never feeling good enough
a feeling of they are always being attacked
asking for help / speaking up
dealing with anger
feeling uncomfortable in their skin
lack of motivation and energy
low self esteem
feeling like they don't belong anywhere
self criticism /negative thoughts / hard on themselves
low resilience for stress
feeling frustrated, tired and on edge most of the time
feeling emotionally overwhelmed most of the time
As you are unique, so is your session with me. So no two sessions are ever the same. However, you will find that I encourage you:
to share your story
to feel things, to allow the tears and suppressed emotions space
to take your time
to learn new ways of self soothing
to share your triggers
to develop emotional resilience
to share what has gone on since the last time we spoke
to consider the spiritual dimension
to go within yourself and access the love that is there
... and so much more. All the time you will be held with love and kindness as I encourage you to have the same love and kindness for yourself. This is how we heal trauma.