Childhood trauma has a lot of impact on a person’s life. Not just in childhood. The adverse effects often linger well into adulthood as a child is affected by trauma during formative years. As a result, childhood trauma has consequences for people that are often difficult to shake and deal with.
Additionally, childhood trauma may create anxious, avoidant, or disorganized attachment styles- a blueprint of how we view and relate to others and can significantly impact our ability to feel safe with others or ourselves. Building your awareness of your attachment style helps us learn how to unpick unhealth limiting patterns and behavior that get in the way of creating nurturing and long-lasting connections in adulthood.
Here are a few consequences of childhood trauma in a person. If you believe you suffer from childhood trauma and suffer from these consequences, reaching out to a health professional could help.
You struggle with being confident.
You struggle with having insecurities.
You struggle with forming relationships.
You struggle with trusting other people.
You struggle with feelings of anxiety.
You struggle with self-destructive behavior.
Nonetheless, being aware of the above consequence is the first step to the healing process. It is a difficult journey, but it is the ultimate key to healing to overcome your childhood trauma. Also, be patient with yourself and know that healing does not happen overnight.