Understanding Triggers: A Path to Healing Childhood Wounds with Compassion

Feb 09, 2024
Understanding Triggers: A Path to Healing Childhood Wounds with Compassion, an article by renowned mental health expert Udumbara Gesu

Triggers are helpful friends who you need

Dear Alisa,

Thank you for reaching out with your question about why you get triggered so easily. It's a common concern, and I appreciate your willingness to explore it further.

Triggers often stem from our childhood experiences and unresolved emotional wounds. They act as reminders of the unfinished business within us, urging us to pay attention to the neglected parts of our inner child. These triggers are like neon signs pointing to the areas of our past that require our compassionate attention and healing.

You see, our childhood experiences shape our beliefs, behaviors, and emotional responses in adulthood. When we encounter situations that mirror past traumas or unmet needs, our subconscious mind reacts, often triggering intense emotional reactions.

But here's the thing: triggers are not something to be ashamed of or dismissed. Instead, they present us with an opportunity for profound personal growth and healing. Through gentle curiosity and self-compassion, we can begin to understand the root causes of our triggers and address them with kindness and understanding.

As your mental health guide, I'm here to help you navigate this journey of self-discovery and healing. Together, we'll explore your childhood wounds with compassion, reframing them from projects that need to be finished to opportunities for transformation and empowerment.

Remind me to help you with certain inner child work and self-compassion exercises during our Festival Of Clarity session next month. As the universal magic unfolds for you inner child healing is the topic I had chosen for this class. I am sure through these practices you'll learn to embrace your triggers with curiosity and gentleness. You'll discover the potential to transform your wounds into sources of personal power and resilience, paving the way for inner clarity and emotional well-being.

Remember, healing is a journey, not a destination. It requires patience, courage, and a willingness to confront the shadows of the past with compassion and grace. But rest assured, you're not alone on this path. Together, we'll walk hand in hand towards healing, personal growth, and a deeper sense of self-awareness.


Udumbara Gesu

A fan of your soul & its strength