Sadness can show up as anger or withdrawing from activities you once enjoyed and withdrawing from people who care about you. As the need to numb yourself grows, alcohol or other addictive patterns may increase. These unhealthy patterns and feelings are not you and they do not define you.
Anxiety, sadness, shame, medical or physical trauma, perinatal challenges, perfectionism and self-criticism, bullying or pain from childhood and family issues, relationship patterns you want to change, sports performance injuries or difficulties, negative thoughts and feelings about yourself and low self-esteem can all have origins in trauma.
Trauma may not be the word that is used. Sometimes we think traumatic experiences must be extremely dramatic but actually trauma is experienced by all of us at different times and events in our lives. Trauma is really anything in our past that is difficult to feel or think about and drains us emotionally.
If you feel like you are holding onto stuff from your past and aren’t sure how to let go of it, I can help.