Why Trauma Needs Healing
I think many of us are familiar with PTSD and how body and behavioural responses can be triggered in everyday life to the extent that someone can find it difficult to build and maintain close relationships or work. Trauma is invariably behind other 'firefighting' behaviours such as addictions whether 'harmful' or 'healthy' - just think about over drinking versus working long hours! These are our coping strategies and for a lot of the time protect us from our thoughts and feelings...but they don't work all the time. Honour them and find support from a qualified and experienced trauma counsellor or psychotherapist. It may not be an easy or quick process but over time healing can begin.