Trauma. The word conjures up images of soldiers at war, hurricane survivors, or victims of horrific accidents. However, the word trauma can also be used to describe the experience of being abused or neglected as a child by a parent or other caregiver. It can cover the experience of being bullied, and it can even describe the impact of being betrayed as an adult by your significant other.
Notice that all of these examples happen between people. That is why we use the term Relational Trauma. While we provide treatment for those who have experienced trauma from combat or other life-threatening events, we are especially focused on the traumas that result from being wounded in relationships.
Relational Traumas impact us deeply and can affect the way that we learn to relate to ourselves and to others dramatically. Relational Trauma can set us up for codependency, addiction, destructive relational patterns, self-esteem issues and more.
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