Choose Positive Living with Sara Troy and her guest Cindy Hogg, on air from August 1st
Relationships and Trauma
Whether the trauma was physical, sexual, or emotional, the impact can show up in a host of relationship issues. Trust, intimacy and true love and support can feel out of reach for many trauma survivors.
Making sense of one’s place in society can seem overwhelming and can be filled with great anxiety. Relating to others unsuccessfully can leave the survivor feeling alone and lost. Trauma survivors often will re-experience unhealthy relationships and not understand why this occurs. The inner need to look for resolving of the trauma can lead one in a path of destructive and abusive companions. Even in a healthy loving relationship old trauma’s may surface in the form of depression, disorders, OCD, drug and alcohol use, feeling of insecurity, flashbacks, suicidal tendencies, etc.
Communication starts to be the most difficult challenge for relationships that have a trauma partner. Love may be hard for the partner to accept, there can be an overreaction to daily relationship challenges, a feeling of being ganged up on by partner, inability to communicate through an issue to the point of resolve and more.
Couples and individual sessions with a qualified Life Coach or Counsellor will further the understanding and start the healing process for couples suffering from a trauma in their relationship. Education of how the body reacts and what can be done to soften the feeling and emotions involved in the individual who had experienced the trauma will go a long way to the “Mastering of Trauma”.
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Cindy is a Co-Founder and Partner of Moving The Human Spirit. She specialises in Couples and Relationship Wellness, Trauma Informed Coaching and Leadership and Mindfulness. Cindy radiates flexibility, spontaneity, adventure and when you have the opportunity to meet her – you will understand why! She has a very natural and easy ability for connection with all people from all walks of life and particularly in various cultures in Canada and around the world. Her passion is national and international travel, engaging with others and exploring ways of connecting our global family as one. Those who have worked with Cindy describe the experience of her deep professional care and love, her elegance and true connection to spirit.