Your childhood trauma has likely affected you as an adult in a variety of ways. There are many known factors that are a direct result of childhood trauma. Many people are unable to regulate their emotions and have difficulty with their memory. They also may have a distorted perception of the perpetrators of abuse, low self worth and a pessimistic view of the world, which in turn, impacts the quality of their relationships. This can be treated by sharing your story in a safe environment and understanding how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all interconnected so that change can be made. If these insecurities and fears are not challenged, they usually lead to further trauma and further pain.
Some of the signs that you may be working through or are impacted by childhood trauma are holding onto anger, anxiety, and depression. Many people also have physical symptoms, such as tense or aching muscles, unexplained pain, or stomach problems.
Sharing your painful feelings and thoughts can improve your quality of life and relationships. Mental well being does not just happen, it takes effort like physical wellness. There is a difference between surviving and fully living. You are worth it.