“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” – Laurell K. Hamilton
Trauma is something that can be disregarded far too often. There is so much to it and specifically, if it is little t trauma because with this you do not have one moment that you have to turn back to as when your trauma occurred.
I want you to know that your trauma is valid even if:
- There are others who have it “worse”
- It occurred a long time ago
- You feel “fine” now
- You’re the only know that knows about it
- It “could have been avoided”
- Someone says it “isn’t a big deal”
You don’t have to hide it, you don’t have to be afraid of it, and you don’t have to invalidate it. When you do these things to your trauma you give it more power. When you speak about it and speak your truth you shrink it and give yourself the power.
No matter who knows about your trauma or “how normal” it was. It is valid, you are valid, your feelings are valid.