A great many of us have endured traumatic experiences, and many of us have yet to heal from them. Sometimes, we know this. Other times, it’s much less obvious to us than it should be. The question then becomes: how can we know if we still have unhealed trauma that we haven’t resolved?
The answer to this question lies in examining our patterns: our behavioral patterns, our emotions, our thought patterns, our relationships and our persistent, cyclical, recurring issues. Chances are if there is unhealthiness or instability in any of these patterns, there is unhealed trauma at the root. If you are struggling with these issues, you may want to enroll in our depression treatment program.
What are the Signs of Unhealed Trauma?
Here are some questions that you need to ask yourself if you wish to know whether you could benefit from a depression treatment program. Do you:
- Turn to addictive and compulsive behaviors to try to numb your pain? This is a common reaction… and a dangerous one.
- Self-harm? This, of course, is always dangerous.
- Allow others to hurt you? Perhaps deep down you may even feel you deserve such treatment. Low self-esteem can be an invitation to abuse from others.
- Feel as though you’ve blocked certain memories and suppressed certain emotions? Trying to avoid pain brings a pain of its own.
- React in extreme ways that give you or others cause for concern? At some point, your behavior becomes a danger to you or others.
- Feel easily triggered but don’t know why? Unhealed trauma can do this… and more.
- Lash out at other people?
- Beat yourself up unnecessarily, even over things that may not be important? This isn’t fair to you, Therefore, it’s a good idea to find ways to avoid this method of thinking.
- Struggle to manage your feelings? Nothing is worse than feeling like you can’t control your emotions.
- Regularly feel totally overtaken by anger, sadness or panic? When your everyday situations seem out of control, it’s hard to function. Unhealed trauma can hit you in ways you don’t expect.
- Struggle with persistent depression or anxiety that you can’t seem to get rid of no matter what you do? This feeling of hopelessness often fuels addictive behavior.
- Have unhealthy relationship patterns where you stay in toxic and even abusive relationships? Breaking unhealthy routines like this is vital.
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you might be carrying something within you that you have yet to process and come to terms with.
Depression Treatment Can Help
It can feel daunting, overwhelming and even terrifying to confront the past, especially if you’ve never tried to before. We very commonly turn to denial and avoidance. Enlist the support of a therapist or spiritual guide to help you face the traumas of your past.
Be brave. Everything you’ve been through is a part of your journey. None of it can take you down unless you allow it to. You were meant to experience everything you’ve lived through. Your experiences strengthened and molded you into the person you’ve become. The more you heal and learn to love yourself, the more you will come to appreciate your past, including your trauma, for how it has contributed to making you the strong, unique, empowered person you are.
Get Help For Unhealed Trauma
If you think you have signs of unhealed trauma, chances are you do. Many of us do. There is nothing to be ashamed of. You’re not abnormal, broken, or damaged. You deserve to heal. Work to incorporate all the parts of you, including the challenges, into the light of healing, acceptance and self-love.
We can help you to address your unhealed trauma. We offer multiple kinds of therapy as part of our treatment programs. Call 855.478.3650 for more information.