Childhood Trauma

The most heart breaking of all traumas, childhood abuse, neglect and sexual violation has impacts that reach into every facet of life and our society. ​You may remember clearly your experience of childhood trauma, or there could be a nagging feeling that something went terribly wrong. Memory or not, here are some common ways that early childhood experiences can impact you as an adult:

  • Feeling like you can't or shouldn't take care of yourself. 

  • Problems with friendships or romantic relationships.

  • Problems creating and holding boundaries.

  • Insomnia or other sleep issues.

  • Flashbacks.

  • Feeling numb.

  • Trouble managing emotions.

  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness.

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and hypervigilance.

  • Feeling "wrong" or "dirty."

  • Depression.

  • Suicidal thoughts and attempts.

  • Cutting, self harm, or self mutilation.

  • Being impulsive or destructive.

  • Eating disorders.

  • Poor self esteem or body image.

  • Trouble with sexual intimacy (too much or too little).

  • Addictions and compulsions.

  • Somatic symptoms, like mysterious triggers or body memories.

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