Four Myths We Used to Believe About the Effects of Childhood Trauma

Every day were are learning more and more about how childhood trauma influences our minds, bodies, and life paths.  The good news is that we do know that with help, childhood trauma can be reversed.  This article explores four myths about childhood trauma.

Myth 1: Childhood PTSD is a psychological wound

  • It is neurological and can be reversed.

Myth 2: The best thing for people who are traumatized is to talk about it.

  • Talking has value and can lead to re-traumatization.  EMDR is a great type of therapy to process trauma.

Myth 3: Traumatized people need to explore the memories and feel the feelings.

  • It is important to work towards regulation, and reprocessing memories while learning how to regulate oneself is essential.

Myth 4: To say that a person contributes to his/her own problems is to blame the victim.

  • What happened is not your fault.

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Four Myths We Used to Believe About the Effects of Childhood Truama

 

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