Many people find that even though they survived some form of trauma, abuse or loss they are running on overwhelm due to the unresolved emotions that still sit in their bodies even decades later.
Some of the symptoms of living in overwhelm are:
Living on Auto Pilot?
“I feel I am numb”
“I know I drove to school with the kids but I don’t remember the trip there”
“What am I doing at the shops again, what am I here for?”
“I look in the mirror and I don’t know the person looking back at me”
This stress in the body can be locked and suppressed and many emotions can’t be expressed. This can also lead to a continual build-up of anger and resentment that is like a pressure cooker waiting to explode.
Living with Anger and Resentment
“I hate you for all you did to me and will never forgive you”
“How could you do this to me /children and call it love”
“You just do this to make me suffer”
“Why did you leave me?”
“Why did this happen to me?”
“What’s wrong with me?”
Feelings of anxiety or depression are very common due to the constant flight or fight response held in your body keeping your cortisol hormonal levels high for months or even years.
Living with Anxiety and depression
“I can’t cope”
“I am so scared of being traumatised again”
“I don’t know who I am”
“Everyone is out there to hurt me”
“I feel so confused all the time”
We all deal with trauma differently as individuals and the effects will vary but they all lead us to the same point….