How Possible Is It To Heal Trauma?

We read the articles and reports everyday. We see the latest news on people inflicted with incurable physical diseases or conditions that will plague them their entire lives. “There’s no cure,” they say. ” “You will have to learn to live with the side effects, treatments, and issues caused by this incurable,¬†devastating¬†condition (or disease).” Words like that can be traumatic in themselves, which may then cause emotional illness in combination with physical illness!

Making matters more difficult, the opposite is also true. Mental illness can cause extreme physical illness. I know; I wore those shoes. My biggest issue was that I wasn’t diagnosed with the REAL problem for 24 years! As was my case, it was even more difficult to diagnose and treat trauma and mental illness than it was the physical illnesses because PTSD was not visible. So, for someone without the proper diagnosis or someone who is living with a misdiagnosis, the pain continues and healing is delayed.

Experiencing a situation that ignites the feeling of fear, insecurity, and hopelessness is recorded in our memory bank. From there, what our brain decides to do with the information ultimately decides how our lives progress. But, what if we had control over the trauma instead of the trauma controlling us? What if the healing power we hold within ourselves is unleashed and fights off or reconstructs those memories or triggers that are causing us so much anxiety, pain, and fear? Would we be able to heal and become the person that we want to be?

I believe the answer is YES! I found the strength to heal and I know that you can, too. With the right resources, the right mindset, and with help from professionals to guide you on your journey, healing is not only possible but may often happen.

My guest this week is psychotherapist, Tom Cloyd. I’ve asked him to chat with me on air because he has such a unique perspective on healing and has seen so much success in his work with survivors. Mr. Cloyd has an extensive background in treating and healing people who suffer from PTSD and he’s going to share his secrets with us.

 

Join us on air Wednesday 3/20, 2pm EST, for a deeper discussion about this topic.

 

 
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