Are you feeling like something is holding you back from fully engaging in life? Do you find that talking about the issue doesn’t seem to help?
If you’re like most people, forgiveness can sometimes seem impossible. Maybe you feel like the person who hurt or wronged you doesn’t deserve your forgiveness. Forgiveness can be tough. Let’s review what it is, and what it is not.
Few things in this world are as heartbreaking as a trauma-related loss. In these situations, there is no easy retreat into forgetfulness or a quick reprieve from the pain. You feel every last bit of the hurt. The traumatic nature of the loss may even haunt your mind with persistent images and rumination.
Traumatic experiences have a huge impact on our minds. And on our bodies. Sometimes, the responses happen immediately. Sometimes, it takes time for trauma symptoms to appear.
Anger is an unpleasant emotion. Some people feel like they’re constantly angry because of the trauma they’ve experienced. But, despite how scary anger can feel, it’s actually an important part of trauma recovery.