The third video in this series on Recovery from Childhood Trauma looks at the process of developing greater awareness of the long term aftermath many survivors of childhood trauma experience.
When we embark on this healing journey, we often have little awareness of what is happening internally. We may be aware that we are anxious or depressed. We may be aware that we are exhausted from trying hard to make life work. We may be aware that we feel lonely even when we are with others because we are perpetually detached and numb. But we are often unaware of the degree of fear, shame and resentment we carry, or of the internal trap in which we are caught.
Most of us embark on this journey because whatever strategies we have been using to protect ourselves from further pain have been causing their own pain and have left us in a state of crisis. This crisis may be anything from disabling anxiety, to severe depression, to the dissolution of a close relationship, to the growing insanity of codependency or addiction. Whatever the crisis is, it is always an opportunity to begin this healing work.
The audio meditation for this session is again, a guided meditation inviting you to rest in a peaceful place—-this time resting in that peaceful place in the light of God’s loving presence.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments.
Thankyou so very much Juanita for sharing this series on Recovery from Childhood Trauma. I’ve have just listened to the 3rd session and 3rd meditation and am taking it slowly week by week. Your posting of this series has come at a perfect time for me. I certainly believe it has come at God’s perfect timing for where I am in my recovery journey, especially as my therapist has been away for some weeks attending to her own personal matters with the death of her father. Thankyou for the beautiful work that you do. Your Graceful Growth postings have blessed me greatly since I have been subscribing to them in the last year or so. I am also very thankful and have been affirmed and blessed by coming across the website of the National Association for Christian Recovery at a critical point in my recovery last Sept 2014. I’ve not come across anything similar in Australia where I live. I look forward to receiving your postings and just wanted to encourage and thank you for the work you do and for how God is using it to help me through my journey of healing and recovery. Blessings, Santina
Juanita Ryan says
Thank you, Sanitna. I am so grateful for all you shared here. Your words encourage me deeply. May you be encouraged and blessed with renewed hope as you continue on your healing journey.