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Hi, I'm not sure this is the right discussion page to post this. I'm only just starting to learn what 'complex trauma' is, having never heard of it before a couple of weeks or so ago, and it doesn't seem to be talked about much, so I'm having a hard time finding out what other people's experiences are.
I'm just at the very start of my treatment for this, and the reason I am posting is that just the term 'trauma' being applied to me is causing a strong emotional reaction in me. It's almost as if I have been in denial, and now that I have mental health professionals validating me and confirming that I have indeed suffered real trauma, I can't cope with it. I had a meeting with a psychologist a few days ago and although I've talked to other people about everything before, it felt more raw and more 'real' this time. I'm not sure why, maybe because she is specifically involved with people suffering from trauma, or maybe it's because she was validating things I had almost blamed myself for. I don't know. I don't understand why it would be that now that I am finally being listened to that it would actually make me feel worse. But I'm really struggling with myself just now, and I'm afraid that I'm falling into a pit of despair again when, after the long dark days of winter, I was just starting to feel a bit better again.
Sorry, I don't know what I want anyone to say in reply really.
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