The Illusion of Many Traumas: Understanding Healing in the Present Moment

The Illusion of Many Traumas: Understanding Healing in the Present Moment the illusion of many traumas: understanding healing in the present moment
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Have you ever found yourself trapped in the belief that you carry an overwhelming burden of traumas, hindering your ability to heal? It’s a question I frequently encounter from my clients, who often express feelings of being stuck in their past experiences, convinced that their wounds are too numerous to overcome.

Looking at It Logically

Let’s dissect this notion together. First and foremost, let’s approach it logically. When clients list their traumatic experiences, they may recall five or six significant events. But are five or six truly “many” in the grand scheme of a lifetime? Consider this: if you’ve lived for decades or for 50, 60 or 30 years and can only recall a handful of traumas, is it fair to label them as “many”? By viewing it through this logical lens, we begin to unravel the illusion of having many traumatic eventss

Our minds have a tendency to exaggerate and magnify our past struggles, often to keep us tethered to our familiar zones of discomfort. This perception of insurmountable trauma serves as a convenient excuse or alibi for the mind, preventing us from stepping out of our comfort zones and embracing growth. However, upon closer examination, we realize that the number of traumas is not as extensive as our minds would have us believe.

Healing, contrary to popular belief, does not reside in the past; it resides in the present moment. While we can get insights and lessons from past experiences, true healing occurs when we address the associations between our current behaviors and past traumas. It’s about breaking free from the patterns that bind us and embracing the potential for growth and transformation in the here and now.


Imagine your mind as a house that has accumulated dust and clutter over the years. While it’s essential to acknowledge the lessons and insights gained from past experiences, true healing is similar to deep cleaning the house. It’s not just about sweeping the floors or dusting the surfaces; it’s about going into the hidden corners and crevices where dust has settled unnoticed. Similarly, addressing the associations between our current behaviors and past traumas is like uncovering hidden layers of dust that continue to influence our present reality. Only by meticulously examining these hidden connections can we truly cleanse our minds and create a space for genuine healing and transformation to take place.

Moreover, the impact of trauma is not solely determined by its quantity but by the depth of its hold on our psyche. Negative beliefs rooted in past experiences can continue to shape our present reality, perpetuating a cycle of suffering. Yet, by shining a light on these subconscious beliefs and actively engaging with them in the present moment, we pave the way for healing and liberation.

It’s crucial to recognize that our minds, while proficient I identifying problems, often fall short in providing solutions. Ruminating on past traumas may offer temporary relief, but it ultimately perpetuates the cycle of suffering. True healing lies in transcending the limitations of our logical reasoning and delving into the depths of our subconscious, where profound transformation awaits.

So, the next time you feel overwhelmed by the weight of your past traumas, remember this: there is no such thing as “many” traumas. What truly matters is our willingness to confront and transcend the limitations imposed upon us by our minds. By embracing the present moment as the locus of healing, we reclaim our power to rewrite our stories and forge a path towards wholeness.

In conclusion, let us shift our focus from the illusion of “many” traumas to the reality of healing in the present moment. By acknowledging and addressing the root causes of our suffering, we empower ourselves to break free from the shackles of the past and embrace a future filled with hope and possibility.

Note from the Author

If you’re ready and you’d like my help with healing, finding peace in life and breaking free from these toxic patterns, then you can book a FREE BREAKTHROUGH CALL with me HERE. Happy healing 💙💙. Feel free to share and comment! Use this information with caution, it comes from my own thoughts & bias, experiences and research😊.

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Edwin Bii
Edwin Bii

I'm Edwin Bii, a trained advanced conversational hypnotherapist (ACH) and Mind Shifting Coach from Kenya offering mental health support, and life coaching to help you crush your goalsand overcome your problems. Together, we'll navigate challenges, build self-awareness, and create a happier, healthier you. Let's unlock your potential.

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