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How Childhood Trauma Impacts Us

It is beyond doubt that we are influenced by our childhood.  Our youth is crucial in shaping us and our future. Up until the age of 6 years old we have formed many of our beliefs that we will carry through for life. Many of these beliefs we are not even aware of consciously but they impact our habits, behaviours and feelings about ourselves, other people and the world at large.

Where These Beliefs Come From

These beliefs happen due to a number of things:

  • Events that have happened to us. Even if we do not recall these events consciously they are stored in our subconcious minds.  Our subconscious mind is like a book of our life – every event is a new chapter.
  • Learned behaviour.  If we see a parent or someone else act in a certain way, we may adopt that behaviour – this is often where fears come from.
  • Things people say to us. If someone tells us we are good or bad, clever or stupid, we are likely to believe them at that young age even if (as is likely to be the case) they are completely wrong.
  • Things we hear on the radio, in the news, conversations we overhear our parents having or other adults.

We are like a sponge, constantly and often unwittingly absorbing information directly into our subconcious.

People that suffer abuse in their childhood will be impacted by that abuse whether that is of a physical or emotional nature.  The types of beliefs that can result from that behaviour is:

  • I am not good enough
  • I am not strong enough
  • I must be in control
  • I am not clever enough
  • I cannot trust people
  • Bad things happen
  • I can’t be helped
  • I am helpless
  • I am hopeless
  • People must think well of me
  • I must be perfect to be loved

The list of possible beliefs is endless.  I wonder if any of the above have struck a cord with you?

In order to function despite the trauma, we develop our own inner coping mechanisms.  This may be to shy away from participating so that we do not put ourselves in a position where our lack of self belief has to come into play.  We may develop addictions, obsessive behaviours, eating disorders or self harm because that is something we can control and these often work as a release to negative feelings.  We may have anxiety or fears as our body’s inbuilt safety mechanism attempts to keeps us safe. Some people may develop what are referred to as personality disorders, although I prefer to call these a group of coping mechanisms which is what they are in reality. For example “if I lie, I remain in control and nobody gets hurt”.  Another reason I dislike the thought of being told you have a personality disorder is that it leads people to believe they have someone wrong with them and that they will never overcome it.  In many cases this is not true.

I do not believe that there are bad people. I believe there are people who have developed ways of coping that result in destructive behaviour or have a corrupt belief system.

The Physical Embodiment of Trauma

Trauma is not just stored within our subconscious minds, it is stored in our body.  Do you have physical ailments that there is no logical reason to have?  Do you have chronic health issues or pain?  What if you could find a release and bring your body back to a state of good health – would you do it? Did you know that it is possible to release the trauma from your physical body too?

Can Childhood Trauma Be Overcome

You cannot deny that childhood trauma happened  but you can be released from the impact of that trauma in a most powerful way.  I use powerful techniques that help you to overcome your childhood trauma.  Working both with your subconscious mind and your body’s energy system bringing more peace and confidence changing that belief system to become much more positive and beneficial to you – giving you back the opportunity to live the life you deserve.  Releasing trauma can be incredibly powerful on mental, emotional and physical levels.

If you are suffering physically, often by resolving the trauma the physical systems will ease, reduce or disappear completely.  Also, you may like to consider my Natural Healthcare System which ignites the body’s innate healing system in non-invasive manner.  A system I use myself and many of my clients have benefited from.

About Ann

ANN BOWDITCH is a member and trainer registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register. She is also a practitioner of a number of therapies including EFT, EmoTrance, META Health, NES Health, Matrix Reimprinting, Colour Mirrors. Ann is also a RMTi Consultant – the only one in the Channel islands. She uses her skills to help people overcome many issues including depression, health, stress, weight loss, cravings, addictions, anxiety, insomnia, bullying and confidence issues.  Ann works in a unique way often by combining therapies tailoring sessions specifically for the individual.

If you wish to find out how Ann can help you please contact her here.

Ann Bowditch GQHP, GHR Reg., META-P
Dip (Hyp) Hypnotherapy
EFT (AAMET Certified) & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
Meta-Health & Colour Mirrors Practitioner
RMTi Consultant, NES Health Practitioner
PSTEC Level 1-A (Advanced PSTEC)

Tel: 07781 111186


Ann Bowditch is a Member & Trainer registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register

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