I speak from true experience. I'm not a licensed therapist; I share only from my heart. I've been through trauma. I share as an example so you can identify your own experiences of trauma and start to heal.
I almost died in childbirth, (along with my son) at 25 years old. At 30 years old, I almost bled to death internally. Both medical emergencies required emergency surgery to save my life. Truth is, close friends and family didn't realize, even I didn't realize.
The trauma. You know, you recover, life goes on, there are other things to worry about, like taking care of children and making money. But I believe trauma, whether you're consciously aware of it or not, is always absorbed on a cellular level. Everything I felt, the way I experienced my surroundings and my relationships, all of my reactions, thereafter, were all through the filter of this trauma, on a cellular level. Oh logically I understood the necessary medical reasons for slicing my body open, and I am consciously very grateful for the life-saving surgeries. But subconsciously, I reacted to many things in life, as though I was being sliced open and everything was a threat to my life.
On a cellular level, I was reacting with stress and anxiety, to everything; my cells were bracing for life or death. Trauma will do this to you. These are two, but not my only experiences of trauma. But like these two experiences, you don't realize the trauma, you know, you recover and life goes on. But just because life goes on, doesn't mean you're not experiencing and reacting to all of your surroundings and relationships on a cellular level. You are. It's involuntary and you can't help it.
With everything you do in everyday, normal life, the cells of your body may be bracing for life or death, or maybe anticipating being abandoned, rejected, criticized, abused, neglected, humiliated, violated, exposed, beaten, etc, whatever it is. Post-traumatic stress is real and when you take the first step to heal yourself through LOVE, your healing begins. Otherwise, you will continue to experience trauma on a cellular level and this will continue to pain, stress, and disease your body, through physical or mental illness, or maybe through drug, alcohol or food addictions. None of these things, if you suffer with them, is your fault. Remove the judgment and restore LOVE.💙 LOVE is the answer. 💙 To everything. LOVE heals all.
This is why I teach and coach so much about restoring LOVE to help women lose weight. Oh it's not only an emotional healing, there's a practical, solid, do-able plan to Weight Loss Mastery. And it becomes possible and nearly effortless after women are able to heal their hearts with LOVE.
Shelley Johnson is the Creator & Founder of The Losing Coach®.