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  • Writer's pictureWylie Abramyk

The Subtle Forces Within: How Subconscious Trauma Affects All of Us

A series of old photographs layered on top of each other, depicting fragments of memories and experiences representing subconscious trauma.

The Human Condition Unveiled

Trauma affects all of us to some extent, even if we don't realize it. It influences our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, often without our conscious awareness. While we often think of trauma as Big "T" traumas—those significant, life-altering events—it's important to understand that even smaller, seemingly insignificant experiences can have a profound impact. In this article, we explore how trauma, both Big "T" and Little "T" traumas, shape our lives and affect us on a subconscious level.

The Power of Subconscious Trauma

Trauma operates beneath the surface, shaping our beliefs and reactions without us realizing it. It can cause anxiety, fear, and difficulty forming healthy connections with others. Sometimes, we don't even connect our struggles to past traumatic experiences. Understanding that trauma affects us at a subconscious level helps us recognize the barriers it creates to personal growth, trust, and happiness.

The effects of subconscious and little "T" traumas.

Recognizing the Significance of Little "T" Traumas

We tend to focus on Big "T" traumas, overlooking the impact of Little "T" traumas. However, the size of the trauma doesn't determine its influence. What matters most is how the experience affects us individually. A seemingly insignificant event can profoundly impact someone's emotional well-being. By acknowledging the significance of all traumas, we gain a deeper understanding of our own journey and develop empathy for others.

Healing and Resilience

Acknowledging our hidden trauma is the first step toward healing and resilience. It invites us to explore our inner selves with compassion and curiosity, freeing ourselves from the trauma's grip. Therapy, self-reflection, and supportive connections help us embark on a transformative journey toward healing, reclaiming our lives, and building a brighter future.

Woman healing through EMDR therapy

Final Thoughts

Trauma, whether Big "T" or Little "T," has a powerful impact on our lives. Understanding its influence on our subconscious helps us navigate our experiences with greater awareness. By recognizing the significance of all traumas, we honour our own journey and develop empathy for others. Through healing and resilience, we can break free from the hidden trauma that holds us back, fostering a brighter and more fulfilling life.

If you're ready to explore healing and reclaim your life, MindFluent Counselling & EMDR is here to support you. We specialize in trauma-informed therapy and EMDR, offering a safe space for you to process and heal from past traumas. Take the first step towards your transformative journey today by scheduling a session with us. Let's embark on the path of healing and discover the resilience within you.

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