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.
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