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What is Trauma & Why It Is So Important To Heal?

Trauma is a deeply wounded experience, which leaves a lasting impact on people’s lives, that often never really goes away. It can be caused by many things such as a single devastating event or by ongoing chronic stress. When we experience trauma, it can change the way we see the world and ourselves.

We all know on some level that our unresolved traumas can come back to haunt us. And yet, we often don't want to address them. We tell ourselves that we're fine, that we've moved on. But the truth is, our traumas can stay with us for a lifetime if we don't deal with them.

We have been through something that has changed us but we are survivors, we are strong and by healing, we are telling the world that we are not going to be defined by what happened to us.


While everyone responds to trauma differently, it can profoundly affect their whole being. It can be physical, emotional, psychological, or even spiritual.

On a physical level, trauma can cause everything from headaches and nausea to chronic pain, fatigue, and low immunity.

Traumatic experiences can have a profound effect on our emotions. We may feel fear, guilt, shame, and grief in response to what we have seen or experienced. The emotions can be overwhelming and challenging to deal with.

Trauma can also have a lasting psychological impact, leading to difficulties with memory, concentration, and emotional regulation. Trauma can also disrupt a person's sense of self-worth and identity, increasing the risk of developing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse.


When we experience trauma, our first instinct is often to try to forget what happened or start to avoid anything that reminds us of what happened. We bury the memories deep down, hoping they will never see the light of day again. However, this does us more harm than good. The longer they wait to address the trauma, the more pain it causes.

We can begin the process of healing by simply opening ourselves up to the possibility of claiming our power back. It is often a journey of rediscovery and a timer when we find compassion for ourselves.

The healing journey looks different for everyone, it is an individualised process. There is no right or wrong way to heal, the most important thing is to be gentle with yourself and to keep moving forward.


Self-care is an important part of the healing process and maintaining your mental, emotional and physical health. Self-care can mean different things for different people, but it generally includes activities that help you relax and recharge. This might include things like taking a bath, going for a walk in nature, reading your favourite book, or listening to calming music.

Taking some time out for yourself can help you reduce stress and restore your energy levels. It can also be a great way to improve your mood and show yourself some compassion. When you make self-care a priority, you’re taking steps towards a happier and healthier life.

Sending you lots of love

Kylie xo


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