According to Webster’s dictionary; it is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. To put it a bit clearer it is very harmful experiences or situations that make it difficult for a person to cope, leaving them powerless to the situation. Unfortunately some of us have been in situations where trauma occurs quite frequently and it then becomes a part of our common human experience.
There are so many different experiences that can cause trauma, so we are going to focus on those caused by adverse childhood experiences (ACE). Those ACE cause trauma, which if left untreated , causes adverse adult conditions like obesity, substance abuse, smoking, suicide attempts, COPD, heart disease, diabetes and a host of other problems.
Many of us have suffered from some form of trauma. Whether it’s losing a loved one to death or separation or being physically or verbally abused by a care giver; it all causes trauma. With the divorce rate being around 50% it’s safe to say that at least half of us have experienced that trauma as a child.
The trauma you experienced as a child will continue to impact your life until you address it, challenge it and begin to move past it. Many of us are so stuck in our trauma mind that we cannot even see what it is and what it is actually doing to us. It has a major impact on our health and mental stability. It causes lack of physical activity which leads to obesity. It is the reason you smoke or have alcoholism, diabetes, COPD, heart disease, and even cancer.
Coaching can help. It is not counseling or therapy. Counseling and therapy dives deep into your past and helps you confront your feelings and come to terms with your past. Coaching looks at your current state, finds your triggers and guides you through the current challenges you face in order to move you forward and closer to the life you desire. If you want to learn more about how your trauma is affecting your life right now then I encourage you to sign up for coaching so you can break down those barriers that have been blocking your path for so long.
If you talk about it, it’s a dream, if you envision it, it’s possible, but if you schedule it, it’s real. – Tony Robbins