by Joanne Deaker @reconnectme_nz
Most of us think of trauma as ‘BIG T’ traumas such as major car accidents, loss of a family members or friends, sexual abuse etc but there are many many things that traumatize us as we go through life - right from in utero when we may have been traumatized by taking on an unconscious belief from struggling parents or to being bullied at school or later in a work situation. More recently we are likely to have been traumatized around the lockdowns, the fear of getting sick, the fear of injections, being excluded or having friends excluded, job threats, division due to different opinions and much more.
I believe we are all traumatized. The only difference is the degree, and the situation that led to it. Trauma is not so much what happens to us but what happens within us (it is often subconscious and plays out in our belief patterns, triggers and emotional reactions). So in order for us to start feeling better we must firstly acknowledge the possibility of its existence, then we can begin to process our triggers and associated emotions, uncover our unconscious belief patterns and process the unresolved trauma, and heal.