Sunday, January 29, 2012

Childhood Trauma Part 1

        Some, if not most, people have had to deal with some type of trauma while growing up. Whether it is neglect, psychological, physical or sexual abuse, or some children have to deal with the constant worry of sick or handicapped parents. Sometimes children have to learn live with the death of a parent or sibling. This kind of early trauma can last well into adulthood if not dealt with and overcome and can cause serious psychological problems and problems interacting with others.

        Overcoming early trauma is something best left to professionals but what do you do if have no insurance for counseling and psychiatrists?  There are steps you can take on your own and with a trusted friend that will be quite beneficial. These simple steps will be some of the hardest work you’ll ever do for yourself. And even if you see a psychiatrist or counselor, these things will still help you.

        The first thing you can do is buy yourself is buy a small notebook and start writing. Write about every painful thing that happened when you were a child and write how it makes you feel as an adult. Be certain to list your feelings no matter how guilty they make you feel. The number one feeling you will have trouble expressing is the one most important one you need to let out; ANGER. Now you can call it hurt, or can call it disappointment but it all adds up to same basic emotion; being down right mad.

(to be continued)

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