What Childhood Traumas Are You Harboring?

This post is from the APRIL 2023 newsletter – click here to read it.

After twenty years in practice as Heilkunst physicians, specializing in sequential therapy, we‘ve seen our share of childhood traumas.  We’ve served both children and adults looking back at incidents that would make you wonder how any individual could sustain such emotional and/or physical insults.

The traumas that we’ve treated most often are as follows:

  • children subject to bullying at school
  • children suffering severe illness, hospitalizations, and medication
  • children subject to emotional abuse
  • children being the product of an unwanted pregnancy
  • children having to take on the role of adult early on
  • adopted children born of alcoholics or drug abusers
  • turn-key kids where parents had to work out of necessity
  • children suffering extreme abandonment issues due to a parent dying
  • children adopted from other cultures and trying to integrate
  • genetic miasms causing a predisposition for abuse or psychosis
  • parents lacking the necessary coaching and support
  • parents defaulting to the abuse that they suffered in childhood
  • parents trying to be false authorities
  • iatrogenic insults (pharmaceutical induced disease)
  • night terrors in children
  • recurring fevers in children
  • epilepsy in children
  • autism in children
  • gut dysbiosis in children
  • cancer in children
  • eczema in children
  • heart issues in children
  • covid 19 pandemic trauma including school closures, loss of extended family for a time, extreme stress suffered by parents, separation from friends, and feeling hopeless.

This month, we’re focusing on children; their needs and addressing the traumas that they’ve been subjected to during either their short or longer lives. This upcoming generation is suffering from the recent traumas of the pandemic, helicopter parenting, and the broken ability to naturally unfold.  

When I grew up in the 1960s and 70s, I’d had just two vaccines. I ran with a crowd of neighborhood kids where we built forts in the woods, rode our bikes for hours, swam in each other’s pools, made up tons of adventures, went on family camping trips, worked on the family farm in the summer, and put on shows for neighborhood parents for a fee. We were resourceful, inventive, wholly immersed in nature, and brought many of those skills into adulthood.  Digging for clams and catching/gutting fish was just something that we grew up with.

Don’t children deserve the same fun and natural unfolding without the blockages of former traumas in their way?  At Arcanum, we subscribe to addressing traumas for kids so that they can embrace a life of wholeness; physically, mentally, and emotionally.  It’s never too late to go after our childhood traumas. Perhaps you agree.

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