Laurel's Monday Message 5-21-12

Emotional trauma happens when we experience intense emotion and are unable to process it well in the moment. There is a wide range of what I consider emotional trauma, from the very minor, to the horrific. However intense or seemingly minor traumas are, they shape our life - in limiting ways - until we take the time to consciously heal them. Consciously healing them requires becoming present to the moment of today and how you are responding to it. Old traumas surface in response to difficult life circumstances in today. When we feel unable to cope well with life today, it is helpful to examine our response to the conditions we are experiencing, and find a way to process thoroughly how we feel unable to cope. This will lead us into what skills we need to develop in order to handle life from a stronger self in a more effective and satisfying manner. Click here for todays message about emotional trauma.