We all know too well that traumatic events happen to us, neighbors, friends, relatives, and so on. It is distressing, intolerable, and when we also forego a lifestyle attached to poor coping skills, trauma can affect the body’s responses to outer stimuli. The memories of a traumatic episode take a tremendous amount of energy to entertain by the mind. This could be the reason why a lot of victims of childhood trauma gluttonize in alcohol, food, sex, drugs, or all forms of subjective pain because trauma complicates the brain area that communicates the physical embodied feeling of being alive.
Being traumatized means to perpetually organize our lives as if it were still going on unchanged today. Every new encounter is challenged from the past based on adverse experiences. It could be a new relationship or focused goal that will be leveled to those earlier and unforeseen circumstances. While not realizing how harmful displaced stress can be when internalizing pain, and an attempt to remain in control over oppressive actions may result in a whole range of imbalances in the body leading to illnesses, such as fibromyalgia, fatigue, autoimmune diseases, and more.
The most important task of the brain is ultimate survival, while everything else that makes up our grounding is secondary in life. Such as the influx in physical senses and emotions, no longer feeling fully alive as an internal survival mode takes over. Suppressing inner cries for help, unfortunately, does not stop our stress hormones from exhausting the body.
In turn, inhibiting emotions can delay physical senses while increasing stress hormones experiencing the traumatic event over again biologically. A lifestyle alongside systematic symptoms for which no clear, basic understanding can be found ambiguous in traumatized adults and children, like chronic back/neck pain, migraines, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, and some forms of asthma are noted. These subtle symptoms need careful evaluation.
Now medically identified as Adverse Childhood Experiences, chronic stress from the effects of long-term trauma. ACES does have a lasting outcome on your health: diabetes, depression, STD’s, heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD, suicide attempts, broken bones, and obesity are the physical ailments that will appear. In the physical life sector, ACES have an enduring effect regarding graduation rates, personal growth, self-education, academic achievements, goal orientations, or lost time from work.
The bodies of abused victims are tensed and defensive until they can find a way to relax and feel safe. The physical sensations beneath the emotions include pressure, heat, muscular tension, tingling, caving-in, and feeling hollow. A tremendous number of people in our country are beginning to recognize that trauma lives in the body. There is a lot of prevention that can occur when people just have this information.
The healing process of trauma begins with a new sense of self-awareness. This can be accomplished when we are ready to move on from bitterness, anger, confusion, and distrust which is the basis for chronic stress and illnesses. See the self-evaluation queries below to view how physically connected we are to our unique reality.
Thank you again for returning to reality in consciousness on this week’s segment, “Illnesses from Long-Term Trauma” |the Holistic Health View.”
Until the Very Next Point in time,
Be Well & Heal in Peace…Peace!!!
Written by: Shaw Nee Janelle
About the Author:
Shaw Nee Janelle is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Health & Wellness Consultant, author of “The Traditional Modalities for Healing” manual available on Amazon.com, Blogger & Owner of www.realitynconsciousness.com. In her blogs, she enjoys writing inspirational tips on Holistic Health, Affirmations, therapeutic Self-Care, Afrikan Spirituality, Sexual Abuse Awareness and more. She also loves travel, fitness, reading, and creating new vegan recipes.
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