How to recognize childhood trauma that has followed you into adulthood

When we have deep-rooted childhood trauma, it involuntarily latches itself onto us and follows us into our adulthood as well. This subconscious burden that we carry can cause a plethora of problems when it comes to relationships, our thought-process and our ability to process emotions the way they are supposed to be.


Childhood trauma can be of many forms including verbal, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Sometimes, the fact that you have been abused as a child might take years to sink in and hence delay the process of self-realization. Having a history of childhood trauma can manifest in many ways during your adolescence and adulthood. It could be the reason for your commitment issues, inability to express emotions, chronic depression, PTSD, self-defeating thoughts and so on.


For example - If you had an absent father, as an adult it could induce insecurity and intense trust issues. Childhood trauma can also cause further trauma as an adult and make you prone towards heart attacks, obesity and diabetes. For example - PTSD from physical or sexual assault as a child could cause a dire need for binge-eating, which could in turn cause severe obesity or diabetes.



At times, even witnessing a traumatic incident as a child could trigger PTSD in a person. Holding on to the weight of childhood trauma can hinder your life as an adult and cause complex problems. Sometimes, you might not even comprehend the fact that your issues could be a result of trauma faced in your childhood, or even comprehending the fact that your past was abusive could be a challenge for many. This is called denial and it is highly common in people who have dealt with a traumatic past.


Unfortunately, traumatic childhoods are a fairly common occurrence in today’s world and in some parts of the world the question of whether childhood trauma should be treated as a public health crisis has been raised by concerned officials. It is your right to lead a life free of emotional trauma that is withholding you from living your best life. With that being said, It is highly important to identify these problems at the brink of it and find ways to cope and come out of such issues.


Finding and consulting with an RTT (Rapid Transformational Therapy) therapist can help getting to the root of your problem and getting the apt solution for it. RTT therapists can empathize with you while simultaneously gaining a precise understanding of your problem and slowly alleviate the severity of your entrenched emotional trauma. A certified RTT therapist has the expertise to help you identify the core reason of your suffering, delve into it and get you through it.