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woman-sitting-on-steps-guesthouseSometimes burying our feelings seems to be the easiest option. If we just suppress those emotions deep enough, they can not possibly bubble to the surface and hurt us, right? You cannot feel what you do not acknowledge, right? For most people, it is not that simple and not that easy. When we avoid our trauma, mental health, or addiction, it can affect every aspect of our lives. For many people acknowledging the pain you are in is an integral part of the healing and recovery process.

Feelings of Isolation  

When we try to avoid our trauma, it can lead to isolation. We may avoid certain people or places because we fear they may induce our pain or make it worse. If you are suffering from addiction or mental health struggles, isolation can essentially make it worse.

Working Through the Trauma

When we acknowledge our pain, we can begin to work through it. Trauma is rarely surface deep, so you may find even more underlying struggles to work through than you initially thought. When we can understand what we are feeling, we can learn how to respond appropriately and work through those feelings. Deciding to work through trauma can be a big and frightening decision because you know you will be facing some difficult moments from your past. Working with an experienced professional will help you to learn to face your trauma in a healthy way.

Connecting With Others

Creating strong and healthy bonds is very important as you begin to acknowledge the pain that you are going through. Everyone needs someone to lean on when faced with painful memories or challenging experiences. You may also find it helpful to connect with others who have similar experiences as you. While everyone is going through their unique journey, sometimes we can connect with others based on what we have gone through.

Acknowledging the pain you are in is an essential part of the healing process. When we acknowledge what we are feeling, we can begin to learn why we feel like we feel; we can learn to work through our trauma. Having a strong support system in place is important as we face these frightening and often overwhelming feelings and memories. Having people who bring positivity, support, and connection to our lives can make working through our pain a little more comfortable. Here at The Guest House, we know how difficult it can be to start the healing process. It can be scary admitting that you need some help. We are here for you. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options at (855) 483-7800.