Complex trauma begins in childhood where psychological, physical or sexual abuse or neglect overwhelms the nervous system and causes the brain to grow in a way that is adaptive for this environment. It results in hyper-arousal or dissociation and shut down. Boundaries, safety and trust are shattered. We adapt in ways that protect our true and developing self. These adaptations whilst genius or necessary at the time, cause havoc with our ability to live a satisfying, connected and meaningful life. In time they may affect physical health, finances, relationships, emotional wellness and the realisation of our true potential in life.
Like me, you may be so keen to “rise above it”, that you fail to see it.
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