Trauma can be scary and overwhelming. As humans we usually respond to trauma or triggers by fight, flight, freeze, or fawn. Trauma can show up in excessive shame, hypervigilence, fearfulness, overaccounting, feeling out of control, feeling like you are outside looking in, addictions, and affairs. Trauma can be major traumatic events or it can be little events that impact you greatly.
Sometimes we tell ourselves it shouldn’t impact us- but it does. We don’t always get to determine how it impacts us.

Unresolved trauma can lead to physical and emotional problems and increase likelihood of relapse in addiction


  • Confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Anger/irritablity
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Self blame
  • Withdrawing from others
  • Feeling sad and hopeless
  • Feeling disconnected or numb