We all know too well that traumatic events happen to us, neighbors, friends, relatives, and so on. It feels distressing, intolerable, and if left untreated, trauma can sustain negative lifestyle attachments and poor coping skills. A traumatic episode can take a tremendous amount of energy to pay attention to by your conscious-mind, leaving you feeling tired or drained. This could be the reason why a lot of trauma victims gluttonize in alcohol, food, sex, drugs, and all forms of subjective pain because trauma complicates the brain area that communicates the physical embodiment of being alive.
Being traumatized means to perpetually organize your life as if it were still going on unchanged today. Every new encounter is challenged from the past based on adverse experiences. It could be with a new relationship or new goal that will be measured by earlier and unforeseen traumatic circumstances. Unrecognized and displaced stress can internalize, harming your body's systems.
Suppressing trauma does not stop stress hormones from exhausting the body. Inhibiting emotions can delay physical senses, increasing your stress hormones and experiencing the traumatic event over again biologically.
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.
--->Dr. Burke Harris, an American pediatrician who is the 1st and current Surgeon General of California a since 2019, founded and runs the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, CA has dedicated years to treating chronic stress and raising awareness about the link between traumatic life events and our health. She believes that childhood trauma does not have to compromise our adulthood in an unhealthy manner. With the right resources and education, understanding childhood adverse reactions as a risk factor for how we’re going to deal with stress is critical.
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 educate when people just have this information.
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Shaw Nee Janelle is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Health & Wellness Consultant, Author of “The Traditional Modalities for Healing” Blogger & Owner of.realitynconsciousness.com. In her blogs, she enjoys writing inspirational tips on Holistic Health, Self-Care, Afrikan Spirituality, and Sexual Abuse Awareness. She also loves to travel, fitness, reading, and creating new vegan recipes.
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