When you hear the word “trauma” you probably don’t think of your own childhood. Yet many of us are still walking around with unaddressed emotional wounds from our childhood. Why is this?
Let’s take a deeper look into what childhood trauma can look like…
Trauma from our childhood isn’t just caused by extreme cases of physical abuse.
It can be “easy” to label something as traumatic when overt physical acts and name calling occurs.
Trauma can be more complex and hidden than just physical.
Trauma can also look like this:
- A parent dismissing a child’s emotions
- Projecting their issues on to a child
- Lack of boundaries
- Focusing only on achievements and appearance
- Denying a child’s reality
- Providing no emotional support
…. just to name a few.
These experiences from our childhood are paramount in our development and shape our sense of self.
These experiences molds our self worth, boundaries with others, and the type of love we are willing to accept.
Many of us are walking around with unaddressed wounds from our childhood.
Trauma comes in all different forms.
The goal here isn’t to blame our parents (they did the best they could) it’s to bring awareness to what emotional needs weren’t met for you as a child and how to heal them.
If you’re struggling with your self-worth counseling in Tampa can help get to the root of the problem to be able to heal these wounds.
Schedule your free phone consultations here to see how counseling can help you today.