Have you had trauma in your childhood? I’m Dr. Keesha Ewers. I help people understand the meaning of trauma, and the impact that it has on your adult life.
One of the things that people say to me is “No, I didn’t have any trauma. I had a really good childhood.” I would like you to understand that everybody has had trauma; it just depends on where your bar is set.
You can have capital-T trauma, or you can have lower-case-t trauma.
Capital-T trauma is going to be sexual abuse, domestic violence, physical, psychological, verbal abuse, neglect; all the scenarios that were described in the adverse childhood experiences study that was done between 1995 and 1997 that I wrote about it in my book, “Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle.”
The lower-case-t traumas, are going to be situations like failing a test, getting picked last for the baseball team, having a set of friends on the playground one day and then having them all turn against you the next day, being in a motor vehicle accident, having someone that you love to die, including a pet. These are all very traumatic experiences, that’s what gets locked into your body.
Your body bears the burden of all your traumas.
When you’re a child and you’re making up meanings about these experiences in your life, you create your belief systems and your values, and indeed your behaviors that you have in adulthood. When your brain is fully developed at age 26, you get an opportunity to go back and look at those beliefs and those behaviors, and if they’re not serving you, you can change them.
I call it reframing your story and reclaiming your power.
I would love to stay connected with you. You can also go to the Facebook page, Dr. Keesha, and leave me a comment. What’s your biggest struggle or challenge that you’re dealing with?
Dr. Keesha Ewers
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