It is very easy to fall back into the old patterns. Especially if we have been hurt we feel powerless, unable to see the resources that we have within us, the options we have in front of us.
It is a conscious decision to open our eyes and see differently. To decide not to play the old role anymore.
Sometimes we make a show for the outside world: “all is well, we are a perfect family”. But what is hidden behind the facade? Ages old conflicts, manipulation, different kinds of abuse.
Yet – light can come from within the pain. If but one person stands up, acknowledges the problem and breaks the circle.
The limbic system of the brain includes the hippocampus and the amygdala among other parts. They are responsible for the emotional life of a human being and the formation of memories. The process of information exchange between them is disrupted by traumatic events – like abuse.
Numerous children all around the world experience physical, mental or sexual abuse. In your adult life after a trauma you may have upsetting thoughts, memories, or nightmares of the event. You may feel numb or cut off from other people. You may also avoid things that remind you of the event even if you are not able to remember what happened.
Other symptoms – like constant state of alarm and vigilance, depression, insomnia, lack of self-confidence, self-loathing, panic attacks, diverse psychosomatic symptoms – can disrupt your life, making it hard to continue with your daily activities.
The “magic formula” of Trauma Therapy born in the Neuroscience is to integrate. One needs to realize, recognize and integrate one’s past, one’s trauma in the life story before it stops to control ones present life.
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