I need to take better care of my blog. I have neglected it for quite some time. I need to be more regular. This blog is so important to me. This is a very important subject as so many people have been affected by abuse in one way or another. At times I feel as if child abuse is unforgivable. When these children grow up their pain is not over. Without proper intervention they can suffer a lifetime.
That is partly why I am writing this blog. It’s about validation and having courage enough to speak up and tell our story. Otherwise it gets trapped within the body and causes great emotional distress and this also includes physical symptoms that we might not realize are a result of the abuse. I am learning so much about EMDR and also how trauma affects us in our daily lives. The damages to us are so extensive and to the point at which we don’t realize how it comes out in our lives today and how it affects almost everything we do. It really does affect every single cell in our bodies. Every memory that is not expressed and not allowed to feel the pain stays in our bodies. It can zap our energy from one day to he next. We might have an outburst towards someone or ourselves but not know that they were unintentionally triggered from the past. I have had such experiences. Through the experience of EMDR (Eye Movement Ddesensitization and Reprocessing) I have found freedom from some of my trauma memories. EMDR as it was explained to me by my therapist is taking the charge off the memory and installing a new belief to replace the negative thoughts we have about ourselves as a result of the past and all our maladaptive behavior. I would highly recommend this form of therapy to anyone with trauma, especially complex PTSD.
I wish all who read this peace and happiness!