Jordan Pickell, Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vancouver, BC, shares a few other ideas about healing that are not always true. These beliefs may have come from pop culture, religion, our parents, even therapist. If you assume that in order to heal, you must do x, y, z, even though that doesn’t quite resonate for you, you might end up feeling triggered, frustrated, and stuck. Here are 5 myths that might be getting in the way of recovering from trauma.
Myth #1: There is only one way to heal from trauma.
Myth #2: You have to tell the trauma story.
Myth #3: If you don’t talk about it, it will go away.
Myth #4: Being triggered means you were wrong about the progress you have made.
Myth #5: You have to forgive the people who hurt you.