Treating Trauma, at its Core
Most therapy is spent exploring the unhealthy things we do in our lives to cope with underlying pain and feelings of fear, shame, and abandonment, and feeling out-of-control and not feeling safe. This pain is often from wounds that begin in childhood and are validated through our relationships, our jobs, and our personal choices. People often turn to behavioral addictions and substance abuse to deal with pain that manifests as PTSD, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. This pain is core trauma.