The Tragedy of Never Feeling Safe

  • Racing heartbeat
  • Fast and shallow breathing
  • Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Exhaustion
  • Fear
  • Panic
  • Severe anxiety
  • Persistent worrying
  • Fear the judgment of others
  • Judge others unfairly
  • Emotional withdrawal
  • Mood swings
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Feeling jumpy
  • Having knee-jerk reactions
  • Overacting to loud noises
  • Overreaction to comments of others
  • Paranoia
  • Sleep problems
  • Foggy brain
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Feeling abandonment
  • Feeling trapped
  • Feeling judged
  • Feeling unwelcome
  • Hearing loud noises (yelling, arguing, and sudden noises)
  • Anticipating pain or fear
  • Feeling physical agony
  • Reminders of the past trauma
  • Feeling out of control
  • Pause before reacting
  • Acknowledge your feeling and emotions
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Set healthy boundaries with yourself and others



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