Self-care is one of the most important aspects of living a full life! It is a much needed strength to learn in healing trauma. Unfortunately, many trauma-survivors struggle to see their own needs for self-care.
That’s because in childhood, many people learn to get through scary, overwhelming or painfully lonely experiences by tuning out their own needs. These were essential survival skills at the time. But, tuning out your needs as an adult can make it a real challenge to live a happier, healthier life.
Trauma survivors don’t always see when they are neglecting their own self-care!
That’s why I was so honored and excited to talk with Laura Reagan, LCSW-C on her Therapy Chat podcast about self-care for trauma survivors. We talked about how to recognize your need for self-care when you may be affected by trauma more than you think.
Laura reached out to me for the podcast after reading “9 Signs You Need Better Self-Care and May Be a Trauma Survivor.”
“I started reading the nine signs you need better self care due to trauma,” she explains. “I started feeling these weird feelings,” she remembers.
“I was like, oh my gosh! I’ve got these!”
I’m so inspired by Laura’s authenticity and vulnerability. She read the list of signs and realized, yes! It’s all too easy to forget to apply these to yourself!
Listen to the interview on Podcast Episode 154.
Even if you’re well on your way to healing, it’s important to remember that the way you take care of yourself today may still be triggered by your past experiences.
Thank you Laura Reagan for the opportunity to talk about self-care with you and sharing this information with your listeners.
- 9 Signs You Need Better Self-Care and May Be a Trauma Survivor
- TherapyChat Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Libsyn