Recognizing and Healing Trauma

Recognizing your own trauma and how it affects you can be a difficult task. Unfortunately, trauma can’t be ignored. It is stored in your body and festers when untreated, potentially making you depressed, anxious, sick, or turning to harmful substances as a way to cope with trauma’s ailments. Research has shown the harm trauma causes, but we have also learned ways to heal from trauma holistically—medication is not always necessary and it may often mask the root cause instead of addressing it. The resources below have been gathered to help you understand how trauma is stored in our bodies, how it leads to unhealthy habits, and how to heal trauma holistically, helping you grow and overcome.

How Childhood Trauma Leads to Addiction

The Body Keeps the Score

6 Ways to Heal Trauma Without Medication | Bessel van der Kolk

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