• Anne Von denMeer

Hey Anne! Can Trauma Be Cured?

💜𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗰𝗼𝗼𝗽 💜⁣

Based upon my experience, my answer is, “No, but hold on.“⁣

Have you spent a lot of time hoping for miracle cures? I spent a really long time doing just that for what I called “The Disease of Anne”. ⁣

Turned out, the disease was called CPTSD and the cause was trauma. I spent a lot of time trying treatments, pills, and some really crazy shit. I remember once reading that memorizing passages could help pull you out of serious depression. Want to hear the witches’ chant from Macbeth? I sure still know it.⁣

Here’s the good news, the “but hold on” from above. One day, it snapped into place - I realized that there was never going to be some magical “cure” for the remnants of trauma that still haunted me. I understood it was a journey and that I would be on this journey always. But that realization didn’t make me sad.⁣

Trauma 𝘾𝘼𝙉 be healed. ⁣

In a way, that was EXACTLY the magical cure I had sought. Once I approached it from that perspective SO MUCH lost its power over me. But, again, this was after no small amount of work.⁣

SOAPBOX TIME! If anyone tells you that they can “cure your trauma”, especially in a relatively short period of time, I have serious doubts. While it is so tempting, it’s also rare. Here’s the problem:⁣

1️⃣ A lot of things work initially due to placebo effect and our very understandable desire to stop these painful feelings and emotions. I believed that, “Thrice the brinded cat hath mewed,” was working at first. I also thought lithium was helping before it almost ended my life. ⁣

2️⃣ When a traumatized person tries something and it doesn’t work, they may feel like they have failed. If this person said I could categorically heal my trauma and I still feel like shit, well, what is wrong with me? Am I SO broken that even a magical cure doesn’t work on me? And more trauma is heaped on.⁣

If you want someone who is honest and ready to walk with you, I am here for you. I can’t and won’t promise a timeframe. But I can tell you, it got better for me. I’m not special and I struggled with some really unpretty things. ⁣

Please reach out. We can do a discovery call and talk about the journey. 💜

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