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Childhood trauma can have a profound impact on your adult life and your mental health. At times, it can be challenging to fully see and understand how something from childhood could still affect your life as an adult. Trauma needs to be acknowledged and worked through. As you begin to work through your trauma, here are a few points to keep in mind.

Work With a Professional 

Trauma can have a tremendous influence on your life. Unresolved past trauma can often be hard to work through. Work with a mental health professional. They will be able to help you learn healthy coping mechanisms and how to process your past so you can move forward with greater mental health.

Acknowledge the Trauma

Acknowledge the trauma and how it impacted you. How did the trauma affect your life? What emotions and challenges stem from your trauma? Often, people assume that if they can simply bury their trauma and feelings, it cannot impact their lives. This strategy may work for a short period but not in the long term. Acknowledging the trauma and how it is affecting you is a necessary goal to set for yourself.

Be Patient With Yourself

Working through trauma takes time. You will need to work through the trauma, establish how you feel, and set goals on how you want to move forward. It is not always fun to talk about traumatic events. You will have tough days. Be patient with yourself and work with your therapist to begin reaching your goals.

Reclaim Control

Work towards reclaiming control over your trauma. You will work to find your strength, and you will begin to feel safe and in control. When you feel in control of your feelings and mental health, your self-esteem will flourish. As you claim your control, you will begin to realize that you are strong and capable of tackling any goal set before you.

 Childhood trauma can significantly impact adulthood. At times, you may not even fully realize how much something from your childhood still affects you. Working through trauma takes time and effort. Be patient with yourself. Work with a professional to reclaim control over your life. Here at The Guest House, we understand how frightening it can feel to address trauma. We are here to help and support you every step of the way. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 to learn more about our different treatment options and how we can support you.