Truth and Lies

Link – Five Common False Beliefs About Trauma

I’ve heard some variation of all of these myths over the years from folks I interact with online and off. And, it matters if you are unable to see them as false:

“Often, these take the form of patients’ false beliefs about the trauma they experienced, who they are in relation to it, and what they “should” be doing to recover. Until we identify them, such false beliefs limit my patients’ progress in treatment — but once we recognize them, true recovery can begin.”

Take a look at all five, because believing any of these things is holding you back. I have no doubt, but the one I’ve heard and seen the most often is definitely the false belief that our trauma defines us. Each of us is so much more than the abuse we suffered as children.

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