The 9 most common long-term effects of childhood trauma on our mental and physical health. We don’t talk enough about it. Keep reading to see if any of this resonates.
The long-term effects of unresolved childhood trauma
Here are 9 long-term effects of childhood trauma:
- Physical ailments like rashes, lethargy, chronic pain, cardiovascular issues and autoimmune diseases.
- Chronic sleep issues
- Inability to maintain intimate relationships and friendships and to give and receive
- Severe fear or feeling and experiencing pleasure, joy and ease.
- Inability to rest
- Learning or behaviour issues such as ADD and ADHD
- Addictions (food, alcohol, drugs, gambling etc)
- Your children having physical and mental issues
- Financial struggles and poverty
While it can be super scary to look at these ways that childhood trauma can wreak havoc on our lives, I want you also to consider how powerful the human organism is and how much we can transform this with practice and work.
Childhood trauma & Somatic healing
Wow, the impact of childhood trauma runs deep, and at the same time, the impact of somatically working with our childhood trauma creates a profound and meaningful life.
It’s truly the journey of a lifetime, yet when we invest the effort into our healing, the results speak for themselves; better physical health, sleep and life outcomes!
A thriving life is possible, even after trauma. After all, none of us lives life unscathed by trauma, and our bodies are meant to have mechanisms to heal it all.