Healing Trauma Despite MG Distraction
In my column this week, I dive into trauma. Distraction may be a harmful coping mechanism developed to help alleviate emotional and/or physical pain people experience.
With MG, we may feel that our trauma is in the past after our diagnosis, especially if new hardships are at the forefront of our thoughts. Initial interruptions can be temporarily effective, allowing us to survive harrowing experiences, rest, and recover. But pre-diagnosis trauma may still be a subconscious antagonist in our lives.
While adjusting to our “new normal” with a chronic disease, it may seem impossible to find time to digest any past traumas. But it is necessary to make this time. Even if we haven’t deemed a moment significant, failing to properly process the evoked feelings can make it challenging to understand our current emotions and responses.
What has helped you confront past facing trauma, even when you feel best letting MG distract you?
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