The long lasting effects of trauma are real. We don't do ourselves any favors by trying to ignore them or take a short cut on dealing with them. We need to Be Present with the uncomfortable emotions which will allow us to eventually Let Go and move past them into a place of greater awareness, understanding and acceptance.
Play of the Week: Be Present and notice if you're holding emotions brought on by trauma. Notice if there is a figurative tap tap tapping going on in your heart or head. If so, sit with it and Be Present with the emotions and then Let Go and move past the emotions. Be open to the idea that you may benefit from the help of a professional counselor who can help mitigate the long term effects of trauma.