Most people think of a few common things that pass through generations in families. You might recognize personality traits, physical features, and even risks of certain health conditions. In some cases, however, trauma can be something that gets passed on, too. Generational trauma is still a relatively new discovery. There is much more that needs to be studied, but it’s important to be able to accurately define it and recognize the symptoms.
Do you ever have days where things just seem hard? Maybe you’re struggling with fatigue. Maybe you feel anxious or depressed. In some cases, you might even struggle physically, feeling aches and pains all over your body.
Childhood trauma is never easy to discuss as an adult. But, it’s that very problem that can fuel the fires and increase the risk for future adult trauma. If you experienced any kind of traumatic event as a child, it’s not uncommon to carry the weight of that with you into adulthood.
In a previous post, we talked about the effects of childhood emotional neglect and how to recognize it. As an adult, realizing that you dealt with emotional neglect as a child can explain some of the emotional outcomes you’re facing now. For example, if you’re someone who has been [...]
Physical abuse or neglect are, unfortunately, common subjects with childhood abuse. But emotional neglect is less often discussed, even though it can be just as damaging for a child dealing with it. In many cases, emotional neglect can leave lasting scars on a child’s mental state. It’s something that [...]
Expressive therapies are on the rise, and there are plenty of reasons why. What are they, exactly? Expressive therapies focus on different ways to let creativity guide you through the impact of trauma, or even just help with issues like stress, anxiety, or depression. You don’t need to be [...]
As EMDR therapy grows in popularity, it’s not uncommon to hear more about it. Maybe someone suggested it to you. Maybe you’ve done your own research. If you’re struggling with a past traumatic experience, EMDR may help.
The terms “unprecedented times,” “uncertain times,” “challenging times” have become commonplace since March. The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every corner of our lives. Some have contracted the virus and struggled to recover. Some have lost loved ones. Childcare challenges and relationship issues have come to a critical point for [...]