Episode 18: Embracing the Messy Middle Through the Journey of Healing Childhood Trauma

Episode Description:

Navigating feelings, desires, needs, and decisions can be difficult for most people, at least at times.

For many childhood trauma survivors, it can create significant anxiety and/or self-doubt.

One of the reasons is because we tend to think of many things as black and white. This includes how we believe we “should” or “shouldn’t” feel, do, think, etc.

Much of healing is being able to practice holding space for ourselves in the middle.

One area in which this can be particularly challenging is navigating the relationship and feelings with someone who has hurt us.

In this episode, I share how it all can show up and how to navigate through it.

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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:

- Healing childhood trauma involves recognizing and challenging black-and-white thinking patterns commonly experienced by survivors.

- The healing process requires learning to hold both positive and negative aspects of oneself and others, rather than adopting an all-or-nothing mindset.

- The "messy middle" is where most people reside, and striving for perfection can create unnecessary pressure and difficulties.

- Setting boundaries can be challenging, especially in close relationships affected by trauma, but it is essential to prioritize one's well-being.

- Healing from childhood trauma involves navigating complex emotions, such as love and hate, and allowing oneself to feel conflicted without judgment.

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