I fell so far after my traumas. It still pains me to think about how I hurt myself and others when I was just trying to figure out how to survive. I know I was just doing the very best I could, but there was a lot of devastation left behind from my self-destruction.
The thing about self-destruction is we don’t only hurt ourselves in the process. In this video I discuss why it’s important to get help after experiencing trauma and to find positive ways to cope so we don’t continue to hurt ourselves and others.
We pass along pain from one generation to the next in our families and within our communities when we refuse to do the work necessary to heal after our trauma. Yes, it sucks that we had to endure the pain we’ve experienced. Yes, it sucks that not a thing can be done to change the fact that we experienced trauma and that those memories will be with us forever. But it doesn’t mean that the rest of our life must suck because we’ve experienced tremendous pain in the past.
This video is not meant to make you feel bad or ashamed of what you’ve done to survive after your trauma. It is meant to show you that you can decide at any moment you choose to change the way you’re experiencing life. You don’t need to wait to change until you hit rock bottom. You can choose to say at any point, “Enough is enough!”
I also do a reading from my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth. You can sign up to read the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book for free here: serotinouslife.com/transformation-after-trauma-book
If you would like to read or listen to the full book, you can find the eBook, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon.