The Effect of Childhood Trauma Recap

Facilitator: Senait Temesgen, Mental Health Practitioner of Erk Maed

The session fostered a sense of closeness and encouraged open dialogue. As we shared our truths within the safe and nurturing atmosphere we cultivated, we could feel the burdens on our shoulders gradually lifting. Senait, the facilitator, brought her expertise as a seasoned therapy practitioner into the conversation. She not only shared her own experiences but also provided valuable insights backed by scientific facts. This comprehensive approach helped us gain a deeper understanding of how trauma can impact us mentally, physically, and socially. It was evident that as trauma heals, it has the potential to transform into wisdom.

Major Takeaways:

  • Cultivate self-compassion as a constant practice in your life.
  • Overcoming depression often involves doing things we may not initially feel like doing, such as stepping out into the world after isolating ourselves for a long time or simply taking a refreshing shower.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy can help identify and address physical pain stemming from traumatic experiences.
  • Healing from trauma is a personalized journey, and individuals have various options to choose from, including therapy, journaling, open communication, physical exercise, and meditation, to help them recover from their traumas.

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