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. 💜