How do I know if I've been impacted by
“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness”
If you're a human, you've likely been impacted by trauma. AND welcome to the team.
We're the coolest team in the world.
We might have experienced something 'too much, too soon'; 'too little too long', or 'too much too fast'. Or it may be a combination of all of those things. (Welcome to the team. Truly. We're glad to have you.) We may just find that we don't feel safe walking around in the world, or that we haven't ever been able to find the "safety" people talk about. We may find ourselves chronically stressed out, and unable to feel as though we can change how our stress impacts us. We might experience anxiety, depression, paranoia, panic attacks, CPTSD, PTSD, problems with sleeping or eating, chronic pain, or even autoimmune conditions. The good news is we can gently, and lovingly support ourselves into greater regulation. We can find a home within ourselves by using our bodies as our guide to more ease and comfort in our lives.