26 Trauma Quotes For Rising Above Trauma

Trauma is an experience that leaves a deep and lasting impact on an individual’s mind and soul. It can be caused by a wide range of events, such as physical or emotional abuse, natural disasters, accidents, or the loss of loved ones. Trauma can be overwhelming, and it can leave us feeling lost, alone, and hopeless. However, there is hope in the form of words of wisdom and encouragement from those who have gone through similar experiences. These quotes about trauma provide a source of comfort and inspiration for those who are struggling with the aftermath of trauma, reminding them that they are not alone and that healing is possible.

You can also read other quotes such as Body Language Quotes and Inspiring Evidence Quotes.

Positive Quotes to Heal from Trauma

1. “The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma.” ― Judith Lewis Herman

2. “Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.” ― Peter A. Levine

3. “Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.” ― Peter A. Levine

4. “Trauma is any stressor that occurs in a sudden and forceful way and is experienced as overwhelming.” ― Stephanie S. Covington

5. “Some people’s lives seem to flow in a narrative; mine had many stops and starts. That’s what trauma does. It interrupts the plot. You can’t process it because it doesn’t fit with what came before or what comes afterward.” ― Jessica Stern

6. “Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.” ― Danielle Bernock

7. “Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They’ve already passed their test in life. They’re aristocrats.” ― Diane Arbus

8. “Trauma is trauma. Your brain and body don’t differentiate between physical and emotional abuse. They only respond to attack.” ― Holly Bourne

9. “All mental unhappiness is the avoidance of legitimate suffering.” ― Stefan Molyneux

10. “Our identities are tremendously warped and distorted by yesterday’s trauma and tomorrow’s expectations.” ― Bryant McGill

11. “When trauma involves intentional harm, such as in a crime or abuse, trust can totally collapse.” ― Dena Rosenbloom

12. “Resiliency is the body’s internal response to a stressful situation.” ― Asa Don Brown

13. “Mental anguish always results from the avoidance of legitimate suffering.” ― Stefan Molyneux

14. “Triggers are like little psychic explosions that crash through avoidance and bring the dissociated, avoided trauma suddenly, unexpectedly, back into consciousness.” ― Carolyn Spring

15. “After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go onto permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment.” ― Judith Lewis Herman

16. “Healing is comparable to a garden. It needs to be tended to on a consistent basis. For weeds to be pulled out. The garden needs water and sunshine in an effort to grow. Like a lotus flower, you will sprout through the soil, reaching up through the dark water towards the sunlight, stretching to the surface where you will beautifully bloom.” ― Dana Arcuri

Childhood Trauma Quotes

17. “All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma.” ― Kazuo Ishiguro

18. “The greater a child’s terror, and the earlier it is experienced, the harder it becomes to develop a strong and healthy sense of self.” ― Nathaniel Branden

19. “Childhood is such a delicate tissue; what they had done this morning could snag somewhere in the little ones, make a dull, small pain that will circle back again and again, and hurt them in small ways for the rest of their lives.” ― Lauren Groff

20. “Secure attachment has been linked to a child’s ability to successfully recover and prove resilient in the presence of a traumatic event.” ― Asa Don Brown

21. “Untraumatized people have a natural instinct to make healthy decisions in the best interest of their true selves. They are only limited by their immaturity and the brokenness of their external world.” ― Daniel Mackler

22. “No trauma has discrete edges. Trauma bleeds. Out of wounds and across boundaries.” ― Leslie Jamison

23. “The initial trauma of a young child may go underground but it will return to haunt us.” ― James Garbarino

24. “Childhood trauma does not come in one single package.” ― Asa Don Brown

25. “Concepts like trauma and safety have expanded so far since the 1980s that they are often employed in ways that are no longer grounded in legitimate psychological research. Grossly expanded conceptions of trauma and safety are now used to justify the overprotection of children of all ages– even college students” ― Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt

26. “Children with borderline mothers adjust to the chaos of their lives by learning to expect the unexpected. They associate love with fear and kindness with danger.” ― Christine Ann Lawson

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