Episode 12: Releasing the Burden of Self-Blame as Childhood Trauma Survivors

Episode Description:

In today’s episode, we’ll dive deep into the layers of responsibility that childhood trauma survivors carry, extending far beyond the initial abuse or trauma. From personal relationships to professional endeavors, survivors often assume responsibility for various aspects of their lives, perpetuating a cycle of unworthiness and fear.

I’ll share how the need for control and understanding of traumatic experiences leads children to believe that they are at fault. This distorted self-perception becomes entangled with their sense of responsibility, creating a heavy burden that lingers long into adulthood.

Join us as we explore the deep-rooted coping mechanisms and beliefs that keep survivors trapped in self-blame, and discover the path to healing and letting go.

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This podcast is for informational purposes and is not mental health advice nor a replacement for professional mental health treatment.

Episode Notes:

- Childhood trauma survivors often take on a sense of blame and responsibility that takes a lot to heal and let go of.

- It takes time to release any sense of responsibility because it is deeply ingrained in childhood coping mechanisms.

- Children tend to believe that it is their fault in order to make sense of traumatic situations and to have some sense of control over them.

- Childhood trauma survivors take responsibility not only for the abuse or trauma but also for other aspects of their lives.

- Taking on such responsibility creates immense heaviness and fear throughout their lives and reinforces their sense of being unworthy, bad, or not good enough.

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