How Trauma Effects EVERY Area of Your Life
Everyone has trauma. Some less than others, but we all have it.
The problem is that trauma affects your physical, mental, and emotional health. And as a result, the messages sent to your body can cause disease, anxiety, depression, gut issues, PCOS, infertility, headaches, etc..
You name it – it's got an energetic reason.
Trauma (whether stemming from emotional, psychological, or physical experiences) can profoundly impact an individual's overall well-being, including their physical health. Research and data have highlighted this close link between trauma and various physical manifestations:
1. Chronic Pain and Musculoskeletal Issues: Studies have shown that individuals who have experienced trauma are more likely to suffer from chronic pain and musculoskeletal problems. Traumatic events can lead to heightened muscle tension and increased stress on the body, which may manifest as persistent physical discomfort.
2. Cardiovascular Problems: Trauma can activate the body's stress response system, leading to an increase in stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. Over time, this heightened stress response can contribute to cardiovascular issues such as hypertension and an increased risk of heart disease.
3. Gastrointestinal Disorders: The gut-brain axis plays a crucial role in how our body responds to stress and trauma. Traumatic experiences can disrupt the balance of the gut microbiome, leading to gastrointestinal problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive disorders.
4. Immune System Dysregulation: Prolonged exposure to trauma can lead to immune system dysregulation, making individuals more susceptible to infections and autoimmune diseases. Studies have shown that childhood trauma, in particular, can have lasting effects on immune function well into adulthood.
5. Sleep Disturbances: Trauma-related nightmares, flashbacks, and hypervigilance can significantly impact sleep quality. Chronic sleep disturbances, in turn, can compromise the body's ability to heal and regenerate, contributing to various health issues.
6. Mental Health Conditions: Trauma is closely linked to mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, and depression. These conditions can have a significant impact on physical health through alterations in appetite, energy levels, and overall motivation for self-care.
Research has demonstrated the lasting effects of trauma on physical health through various mechanisms, including changes in neurobiology, hormonal imbalances, and epigenetic modifications. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) studies have been particularly influential in showcasing the long-term health consequences of early trauma exposure.
We all have trauma, whether it's micro or macro. Whether it's from yesterday's fight with your partner triggering your body to relive a childhood memory of which you were unaware... or whether years of being bullied are living out in your relationships. The list goes on...
Even if you are aware of why you are dissociating from life, that doesn't mean it's healed. Awareness is great, but it does NOT heal you.
I don't want you to just be aware - I want to enable you to truly heal from your trauma and for your triggers to be a thing of the past.
When we ignore our trauma as though it's not affecting us, we don't realize the flow-on effect in other areas of life. For example, if you haven't healed your past, it'll inhibit you from being in your feminine and feeling safe to receive from men. It'll block you from making more money, and it'll make you feel unworthy of your dream life.
Trauma, particularly when related to past relationships or experiences, can create emotional wounds and defense mechanisms that linger long after the actual events have occurred.
When trauma remains unresolved, it can result in deep-seated feelings of vulnerability, fear, and mistrust. These emotions often act as barriers to fully embracing one's feminine energy, which is rooted in vulnerability, openness, and receptivity. The wounds from past experiences may cause you to unconsciously build protective walls (what I like to call masculine armor), preventing you from being your authentic self, feeling safe to open your heart, and allowing him to lead you. Your control freak very well may be rearing its ugly head because you only feel safe when you are driving the ship.
Feeling unsafe or guarded in the presence of men can be a natural response to past traumatic experiences and just social conditioning around men in general. The mind and body will continue to hold onto these memories and beliefs, triggering a state of heightened vigilance or withdrawal in future interactions with men. Obviously, the flow-on effect is open where intimate connections become harder, the fear of getting hurt is like a deer in headlights, and being vulnerable is not something that you feel like you can physically do. Something just stops you.
Moreover, what tends to end up happening is that you end up in unhealthy situations or trauma bonds.
While this example was for relationships, it's not the only way trauma affects you. Past trauma can affect your ability to get a promotion even because it can lead to performance and productivity issues, lack of self-confidence and confidence in your job, less decision-making abilities, and possibly poor communication.
The list goes on. Just know this... if you're feeling 'stuck' or in a cycle of a situation, it's likely rooted in something from the past, my program Queen Alchemy will knock it out of the park for you!!!
I'm your woman if ‘nothing else' has worked for you. I can't count the number of women who have come to me as a last result, and ta-da! Healed.