Are you feeling stuck in a rut, unable to shake off the memories of trauma and knowing that there must be something more for you? Trauma brings many lasting footprints with it and can feel like an unsurmountable mountain to climb. But healing is possible!
With mindful self-awareness and tuning into your body, you can begin to notice little shifts within yourself as a sign that life-altering changes are occurring. In this blog post, we’ll explore 6 signs you are healing from trauma so that you may recognize these small victories along your journey toward a greater sense of peace.
You’re beginning to recognize and observe your triggers, thoughts, feelings, and body sensations that indicate when you’re in danger of relapsing into traumatic patterns
It’s a brave step to increase self-awareness and acknowledge the patterns that have held us back from healing.
By recognizing our triggers, thoughts, feelings, and body sensations, we become empowered to intervene and choose a different path. It’s like shining a light into the dark corners of our minds and realizing that we have the power to choose how we react. It may not be an easy journey, but taking the time to observe and understand ourselves can lead to long-lasting healing and transformation.
So let’s take a deep breath, be gentle with ourselves, and trust that the journey towards increased self-awareness is worth it.
More resilience to stress
You’ve learned how to manage stress and difficult emotions without indulging in unhealthy coping mechanisms
Stress can be overwhelming, but it’s a normal part of life. Building resilience to stress means adapting positively to challenging situations without experiencing negative consequences. Many factors can cause stress, such as work demands, family issues, and world events. However, we can all learn techniques to cope with demanding situations and come out stronger.
By engaging in self-care practices like exercising, meditating, or talking to someone about your emotions, you can reduce the negative impact of stress on your physical and mental health.
Remember to take a deep breath, remain calm, and approach every challenge with an open mind. With time and practice, you too can become more resilient to stress.
You’re able to build healthier connections with people without fear of abandonment or betrayal
Building healthy relationships can be a daunting task, especially when fear of abandonment or betrayal lingers in the back of our minds from past traumatic experiences.
However, with a little patience and mindfulness, it’s possible to form strong connections with others that are built on trust and mutual respect. It starts with acknowledging our own emotional needs and boundaries, while also being open to the needs of those around us. When we approach relationships from a place of compassion and understanding, we create an environment that is conducive to growth and self-discovery.
Remember, building better relationships takes time and effort, but the rewards of having a supportive and fulfilling social circle are well worth it.
A greater sense of control
You feel empowered to take charge of your life instead of feeling victimized by outside forces
Sometimes life can feel like it’s out of our control, with outside forces constantly pressuring and overwhelming us. But imagine feeling empowered to take charge of your own life, to make decisions and choices that align with your own personal goals and aspirations. It’s a peaceful feeling, a sense of safety and control that can help alleviate stress and anxiety.
When we feel in control, we’re able to approach challenges with a clearer mind and a more positive attitude. It’s a powerful attribute, one that can truly transform our lives for the better.
So take a moment to let go of those outside pressures and embrace your own sense of power and control. You’ve got this.
Heightened physical wellbeing
You experience improved health as a result of managing trauma in healthy ways
Trauma can have so many adverse effects on our well-being, including physical health and emotions. Though it can be a long and difficult journey, managing trauma in healthy ways is possible and when you do, you experience improved physical health!
Focusing on self-care practices such as exercise, adequate sleep, a balanced meal plan and days of rest can make all the difference. When taken care of in the right way, your body can be strong and resilient to tackle any situation that comes your way. Whether it’s through professional counseling or finding solace in art, there are many paths to help manage the stress of trauma – try different things until you find what works for you! Advanced physical well-being awaits.
More joy in the present moment
You can appreciate the small moments and find joy in them instead of constantly worrying about the future
In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in worrying about the future. We’re often so focused on achieving our goals and reaching the next level that we forget to appreciate the present moment. But what if we shifted our perspective and found joy in the small moments?
Taking a moment to appreciate the simple pleasures of life can bring a sense of tranquility and contentment. Perhaps it’s the taste of your favorite snack or the warmth of the sun on your skin. Whatever it may be, allow yourself to fully embrace the present moment and let joy fill your heart.
The healing journey is worth it
When you commit to healing from the effects of trauma, eventually you begin to realize that it is possible for life to be more than just about surviving symptoms of trauma. You gain a greater sense of self-awareness and resilience so that you are better equipped to handle difficult emotions without resorting to damaging coping mechanisms. Your relationships become healthier as well because you no longer feel held back by fear and can better communicate your needs.
All of this allows you to take back control of your life and experience improved physical and emotional well-being along with newfound joy in the present moment. It’s a powerful transformation and I invite you join me on this journey towards healing.
If this resonates with you, I would love for us to talk further: book a complimentary consult with me today so we can get started!
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