How Taking Responsibility Helps Heal Trauma
When you’ve lived through a painful and paralyzing experience such as trauma, it’s easy and common to feel like a victim. The APA defines “Trauma as an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster." While each person’s experience is different, there is often a myriad of emotional, physiological, spiritual, physical, and even financial effects one experiences for a varying amount of time.
When it feels like no matter what you do, you can’t get to a place of feeling “normal,” many often begin to feel like a victim. A victim mindset tends to involve more self-blame, feeling bad for oneself, powerlessness, ...