Healing trauma is not easy, especially if it occurred in childhood. However, trauma can significantly shape your mental health, so healing should be a priority. Many people take on this difficult journey themselves, opting for self-care activities that promote inner healing. Two activities that can promote significant healing is reciting affirmations and journaling.
Also, I’m so sorry for the pain that you’ve been through. You are not being dramatic, it happened to you and it wasn’t fair. You didn’t deserve it.
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Affirmations for PTSD from Childhood Trauma
Do you have PTSD from situations from your childhood? Then uses these affirmations to confront, heal, and explore pain from your childhood trauma.
Did you have to suffer alone?
- I deserved to have someone there to support me.
- I am allowed to feel angry and frustrated that the people in my life let me down.
- I will allow the feelings of anger to flow through me, but I will not stay angry.
- I will release the anger that I feel from the pain and feeling alone in it.
- I will attract friends and a support system that understands me.
- I will let my support system know how they can better support me in the future.
- I will voice my expectations to the people around me, so they can love me better.
- I will seek out professional help to understand and support me if no one else will.
- I am not alone because I’m surrounded by love.
- People care even if they can’t support me in the way I need it.
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Let’s release some of the tension, shame, fear, and pain that you’re experiencing from your childhood pain. This will allow your body to enter a greater state of peace.
- I am safe.
- I will experience joy and peace.
- There is a happy ending in store for me.
- I am healing and getting better day by day.
- I am not afraid of my memories.
- I will not view myself as weak or a villain in my memories.
- I was strong in the best way that I knew how.
- I did not deserve the pain.
- I was worthy of being protected.
- I was a child and deserved to enjoy my childhood.
- God isn’t upset with me for being angry at him.
- I am allowed to question where God was.
- I deserve to hear God’s perspective of the situation.
- I am a blessing to this world.
- I am allowed to slowly unpack my trauma and I don’t need to rush my process.
Does your inner child feel fragile?
The pain from your childhood can cause pieces of yourself to remain in pain. Speak to the pieces within yourself that still feel like that trapped little child. Reframe how you view your inner child and learn to love all the pieces of you again.
- I was only a child.
- I acknowledge how fragile I was.
- I will not allow the negativity from my childhood to make me feel unworthy.
- I was an innocent child and didn’t understand the world.
- It wasn’t fair that I was expected to act as an adult when I was a child.
- I will not accept their opinions about me.
- I will recognize that I was a child and it’s unfair to judge my younger self.
- I was a child and I didn’t have the knowledge or wisdom to make different choices.
- I forgive the people that were suppose to be there to protect me.
- I forgive myself for anything that I thought I should have done better.
- I release myself and others from the responsibility of preventing the pain.
- I will break the cycle of pain in my family and over my children.
- I was strong then and I’m stronger now.
- I was smart then, but I’m smarter now.
- I did the best that I could.
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- I didn’t deserve what happened to me.
- I am not damaged goods and I am worthy of a full life.
- I am pure and worthy of love.
- I am a treasure that deserves to be honored.
- I deserve to have people in my life that listen and appreciate me.
- I am worthy of relationships with people that are patient.
- I will attract healthy and amazing people in my life.
- It wasn’t my fault.
- I will not rush my healing process. I can go at my own pace.
- I will never let anyone unhealthy come close enough to abuse me again.
- I will put up boundaries to avoid allowing toxic people into my life.
- I will trust a professional to help me detect toxic situations and relationships.
- I will get the healing needed to turn my pain into power.
- I was born to do amazing things and that won’t ever change.
- They broke me, but they couldn’t steal my purpose.
- I picked up my pieces and put myself back together with God’s help. That’s strength.
- I was strong then even if it didn’t look like it.
- I fought to see the best in them and that was strength!
- I said no, so it doesn’t matter what I felt in the moment.
- God has restored my sexual innocence and I don’t need to feel dirty.
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Do you fear childhood cycles repeating?
Unfortunately, trauma causes our body to have false alarms. At the sight of a potential threat, your body sounds off an alarm to defend yourself. However, trauma can cause everything to feel like a threat. Let’s explore disarming your false alarm with these affirmations.
- I have good luck not bad luck.
- I am entering a season of healing and blessings.
- I will attract people that I can trust into my life.
- I will forgive them even if they don’t change.I will forgive myself for enduring the emotional abuse because I was afraid and didn’t always realize it was abuse.
- I can set limits and boundaries with people that I don’t want to have total access to my time, money, feelings, talents, and physical space.
- I can trust my gut when it tells me something isn’t right.
- I am worthy of kind, patient, selfless, and amazing friends/family.
- My standards for relationships, family, and friendships are high because I give my whole heart.
- I have the ability and choice to leave friendships, family, and relationships that don’t work for me.
- I am allowed to say NO without being questioned and harassed.
- I don’t have to anticipate the needs of everyone around me.
- I will not shame myself for doing what I thought was best at the moment.
- I am not a bad person because I realized that they’re broken.
- It is not my job to make others feel better.
- I am allowed to live in peace even if they don’t apologize.
- I will not live in the pain and fear they tried to trap me in.
- God will remove and reveal distrustful people in my life.
- I am equipped to protect myself.
- I can trust myself to see the signs of the same incoming trauma.
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It’s time to show yourself compassion!
- I am worthy of moving forward and making a beautiful future.
- I will remain hopeful and expectant for good things to come.
- There will be a day when I’m emotionally strong and unbothered by my past.
- I don’t have to rush my process because I will be okay in the right time.
- I will listen to what my body needs and I won’t force it to go beyond it’s limit.
- I will use my voice to communicate my wants and needs.
- I am patient, gentle, and loving, but I’m not a doormat.
- I am blessed and will attract amazing people in my life that I can trust.
- I have a bright and I’m excited about what’s to come.
- I am amazing and powerful, despite what people have said about me.
- I mattered then and I matter now because I’m valuable to people around me.
- I make people feel loved and I’m memorable.