Suffering Over Our Suffering: Evolving Beyond the Trauma Trap
~ Gwilda Wiyaka ~
There is nothing like unprocessed trauma to lock us into the past and impinge our ability to evolve. Once a person experiences trauma, they automatically put checks and balances in place to avoid experiencing it again.
Unfortunately, this can result in triggers that are activated by any stimuli in the present even remotely resembling the original wound. These triggers throw us back into past trauma, regardless of the truth in the situation at hand. As a result, we interpret the situation and motives of the people around us according to the past, not the present, and react accordingly – never evolving beyond the old limiting stories and realities.
It is only in the present moment that we have personal power and the ability to reason and make appropriate choices.
How can we clear the trauma that hijacks our reality, and with it, the ability to stay present and evolve?
With us this hour to explore moving beyond trauma is Michelle Nagel. Michelle is a TEDx speaker, author of “Suffering is Optional: Step Out of Darkness Into the Light,” and President of Soul Shift, Inc. Known as America's #1 Resilience Expert, for over 20 years Michelle has guided people through transformation after trauma, betrayal, and healing core wounds. Personally endorsed by Jack Canfield, author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books, Michelle has guided people from all walks of life to make internal shifts that propel them to success, teach them to banish overwhelm, and find joy in their lives.LISTEN HERE >>>