Throughout your life, you can experience trauma that can change your life. Often, in not the best way. There are pain and suffering associated with it, and it’s common to not function in the way you used to. You may no longer feel yourself, and when you do, it comes and goes in small doses. The real power for combating trauma is through healing. Although it can be a long process, your future can benefit from the healing that can be done with conscious work and forgiveness.
Unless confronted altogether, it can be challenging to heal from past experiences that tend to leave you triggered and risky. Studies show that cognitive responses related to trauma include memory difficulties, poor judgment, and inability to make choices. When a person is able to heal, it allows them to gain back the control they lost in their life and move forward towards their purpose and passions that have been waiting for them to discover.
Improved Response Systems
When you are grounded in your healing and begin to live your life unshrouded by the trauma you once had, you respond better to unforeseen outcomes. In the past, when you were blindsided from events or experiences that were psychologically unsafe, you responded with a reflex. With the completion of trauma, you have new procedures that can be used in these situations to help you process what is happening and respond accordingly to your needs.
Reclaim Personal Power
The most important aspect of healing from trauma is accepting peace and taking back your lost personal power. A shift occurs that allows you to focus less on your past and more on the present. The daily routines that once overwhelmed, you become more seamless, and you have a better understanding of who you are as a person again. Healing from trauma can be the gateway to a life of balance, peace, and awareness that would otherwise be gone or rejected from your mind.
Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma, and Recovery (New York: Basic Books, 1997), 35.