How Does Childhood Trauma Influence the Quality of Life in Adulthood?
The traumatic incidents we experience in our childhood can often wind up following us to maturity, creating long-term mental health issues.
About one-third of adolescents with a report of abuse or neglect have a substance use disorder before they reach adulthood. Also, according to a report, 7 to 8% of the American population suffers from some level of PTSD. Identifying trauma-related substance abuse triggers is a vital factor of treatment and fundamental to help individuals in recovering.
The Root of Trauma:
Trauma is an adverse and often destructive emotional reaction to a singular or repetitive event caused by severe physical or psychological abuse. The patient can’t move on from the past and process the experience without reliving it over again. Thus, they have a hard time healing from childhood traumas.
The most common incidents related to childhood trauma are:
- Sexual assault
- General physical assault
- Emotional or verbal abuse
- Bullying or repeated harassment
- Automobile accident
- Parental neglect
People who experience childhood trauma may experience several short-and long-term psychological and behavioral symptoms, including but not limited to:
- Extended irritability and agitation
- Avoiding things that remind them of the trauma
- Unpredictable changes in mood and behavior
- Constant fear and nervousness
- Shyness and lack of confidence
- Constantly reliving the events
- An extreme and inappropriate display of emotions
How does Childhood Trauma Impact the Quality of Life in Adulthood?
- Professional Life Issues
According to data, lingering effects of childhood trauma can manifest as a conflict in the workplace. Childhood traumas can impact how you perceive and process adversity, trust, handle responsibility, and much more, factors with which adults are expected to contend in the workplace. Inability to process childhood trauma can have a direct influence on your professional life.
- Social Relationship Problems
People with childhood trauma often have serious intimacy issues that create significant obstacles to form a healthy, romantic relationship. Childhood trauma can influence how you trust others, develop self-worth, assert your confidence, and avoid or embrace destructive relationships.
- Eating Disorder
Some of the physiological illnesses brought by childhood trauma are binge eating disorder, bulimia, and anorexia.Many people trust food more than human. That’s because food never abuses you, ridicules you, dies, or abandons you. There is no other relationship that complies with our requirements, so absolutely.
Moreover, food is the cheapest, most available, legal, socially acceptable mood-altering drug. People often report that as children, they turned to bingeing, purging, or starving to manage intolerable emotions following traumas.
Treating Childhood Trauma with Hypnotherapy:
Hypnotherapy can address specific behaviors that may be related to childhood trauma. Hypnosis is also highly effective against the physiological symptoms of said trauma. This type of treatment helps people struggling with traumas refrain from their perception of a particular situation and regain the independence they may have lost.
The Bottom Line
Millions of Americans struggle with addiction related to childhood traumas. However, do not let your early traumas destroy the quality of adulthood life. Start fighting back against your childhood trauma with hypnosis.Tags: childhood trauma