Episode 6: Rebuilding Trust as Childhood Trauma Survivors

Episode Description:

Childhood trauma often involves experiences of betrayal, neglect, or abuse by trusted individuals. These traumatic experiences can shatter a child's trust in others making it incredibly challenging to build safe, healthy relationships.

With the use of denial, minimizing, and rationalizing to cope with it, it can destroy a child’s (and the adult they become) ability to trust themselves.

In today’s episode, I talk about the challenges in, and process of, rebuilding our ability to trust others and the world around us.

I hope this episode inspires and empowers listeners on their journey toward healing, cultivating healthy relationships, and overcoming the lingering effects of childhood trauma.

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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:

- Trusting someone after childhood trauma can be complex and may involve intellectual trust while the body may still feel unsafe.

- Trusting oneself is an important part of healing, but the focus here is on building trust in relationships.

- Childhood trauma survivors may naturally distrust others without any specific reason or intuitive sense of distrust.

- Fear and distrust often manifest in the body, and recognizing their presence is crucial.

- Building trust in relationships requires taking risks, practicing intentional vulnerability, and gradually expanding one's comfort zone.

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