Trauma is such a big word. Most people think of war, accidents, violence, and big life-changing tragedies. And for sure those events are traumatic for most people.
But for the most part, trauma is a subtle and insidious part of our everyday life. Insidious because we are so used to it that we don’t even know it’s there. And when you don’t know it’s there you don’t do anything about it. Instead, you probably keep looking outside yourself to change the ‘off’ feeling inside and very likely you judge yourself for feeling and being the way you are.
So before we continue, let’s take the charge out of the word and call trauma ‘frozen/blocked energy’ instead. I’m sure most of us can agree that we have some of that.