33 Symptoms of Hidden Emotional Trauma? Do You Have One?

33 Symptoms of Hidden Emotional Trauma? Do You Have One?

Here are a few symptoms of unresolved emotional trauma:

01. Anxiety

02. Depression

03. Insomnia

04. Shame

05. Anger

06. Fear

07. Hypervigilance

08. Perfectionism

09. Procrastination

10. Inability to achieve goals

11. Lack of empathy

12. Bullying

13. Self-doubt

14. Not feeling worthy

15. Imposter Syndrome

16. Self-harm, Self-Hate, Self-Disgust and Toxic Shame

17. Thoughts of suicide

18. Lack of trust in people

19. Chronic Disorganization

20. ADHD

21. Oppositional Defiance

22. Guilt

23. Dissociative & Disorders

24. Personality Disorders

25. Chronic Illness & Pain

26. Addiction & Substance Abuse

27. Toxic Inner Critic and Toxic Outer Critic

28. Disabling Performance Anxiety

29. Perseverating About Being Attacked

30. Drasticizing, Castastrophizing, Hypochondriasizing

31. Harsh Judgments of Self & Other/Name Calling

32. Self-punishment and Joy Guilt

33. Over-productivity/ Workaholism/Busyholism

Most people think that trauma is an event that leads to a physical injury.

Emotional trauma is something that all humans have to one degree or another.

And, it’s the elephant in the room when it comes to approaches of healing both mental health disorders, chronic health issues, personal development and spiritual practice.

The trauma-informed approach seeks to discover the root cause of why you’re not able to move forward. Without a trauma-informed approach, all you’re focusing on is symptom management.

But, there is so much more available than simply managing symptoms.

Another important thing to understand about emotional trauma as a root cause for so many problems we face is that while emotional trauma is the explanation for all kinds of destructive behavior, it does not excuse the behavior.

To change a thing, we need to understand a thing.

So if we want equal rights, to end racism, sexism, misogyny, the income gap and the polarization of our nation… we need to approach the problem at it’s root cause. not at the symptom level.

Trauma denial is a big part of why we are still stuck both on a personal level and on a national/global level.

In your efforts to grow personally, seek a trauma-informed approach.

In your efforts for social justice, seek a trauma-informed approach.

In your efforts to take care of your family, seek a trauma-informed approach.

In your efforts to improve your own mental health, seek a trauma-informed approach.

When you heal your trauma, you heal your life.

When we heal our trauma, we’ll heal the world.

Source: M.Kipp

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