Childhood Trauma

What is Childhood Trauma?

Childhood trauma can be because of any event or an episode that causes fear in children which is hurtful, violent, dangerous, or life-threatening. Childhood trauma can result from a variety of circumstances, some of which can be emotional abuse, physical and sexual trauma, family conflict, parental conflict. Childhood trauma might potentially arise from events that don't directly affect the youngster but may experience severe trauma from witnessing a loved one go through a serious health crisis, or losing a loved death. Violent scene on media, aggression in neighbourhood can also have an impact on psychological development of an child. Any such experience can create unidentified long term impact in adulthood.

Childhood Trauma

Causes

  • Unexpected Accidents / Incidents ;
  • Bullying ;
  • Dysfunctional home ;
  • Passing of a loved person ;
  • Neglect or emotional abuse ;
  • Physical mistreatment or neglect ;
  • Separation from a caregiver or parent ;
  • Violence (at home, at school, or in the surrounding neighbourhood) (at home, at school, or in the surrounding community) ;
  • Experience of War or Terrorism.

Signs & Symptoms

Aggression

Aggression

Anaxiousness

Anaxiousness

Confusion

Confusion

Fear

Fear

Flashback

Flashback

Headache

Headache

Insecurity

Insecurity

Loss of Interest

Loss of Interest

Overmaturity

Overmaturity

Poor Concentration

Poor Concentration

Social Isolation

Social Isolation

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

Self - Care Tips

Set a Routine and Manage your time.

Set a Routine and Manage your time.

Find a hobby

Find a hobby

Allowing feelings space and time.

Allowing feelings space and time.

Having empathy for ourselves.

Having empathy for ourselves.

Allowing oneself  to put forward our needs.

Allowing oneself to put forward our needs.

Start journaling

Start journaling

Get a good quality sleep

Get a good quality sleep

Adopt Relaxation technique like breathing and yoga

Adopt Relaxation technique like breathing and yoga

Frequently Asked Questions

When you were traumatized as a youngster, it remains with you forever. You can even say it becomes ingrained in your bones. Even if you push the memories aside and aren't aware of them, they nevertheless have an impact on your physical symptoms, your love life, and your low self-esteem. Many traumatized kids feel that they've always been on their own and try to solve their own problems as best they can. The child issue is that you can only accomplish so much on your own. Because of this, the most severe impacts of childhood trauma frequently remain "unresolved."

  • Accept the trauma for what it is and acknowledge it. Childhood trauma victims sometimes minimise or disregard the experience for years by acting as though it never happened or by giving in to emotions of shame or self-blame.
  • Regain control. Helplessness can persist long into adulthood, making you feel and act like a victim forever and leading you to make decisions based on your previous suffering. When you are a victim, your present is governed by your past. But once you have overcome your suffering, you have authority over the here and now.
  • Learn the true meaning of acceptance and letting go. Take help from top rated online counsellor at India’s no 1 Emotional and Wellbeing Platform.


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