17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Did you know that sixty percent of us lay claim to childhood trauma? It’s an astounding number. And every year, over thirty-four million more kids are touched by it.

Below are seventeen quotes on childhood trauma and the journey to healing.

Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 1 Childhood trauma doesnt come in one single package. - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 1: Childhood trauma doesn’t come in one single package. – Dr. Asa Don Brown

Quote 2 Behavior is the language of trauma. Children will show you before they tell you that they are in distress. - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 2: Behavior is the language of trauma. Children will show you before they tell you that they are in distress. – Micere Keels

Quote 3 Nine times out of ten the story behind the misbehavior wont make you angry - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 3: Nine times out of ten, the story behind the misbehavior won’t make you angry; it will break your heart. – Annette Breaux

Quote 4 Children dont get traumatized because they are hurt. They get traumatized because theyre alone with the hurt. - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 4: Children don’t get traumatized because they are hurt. They get traumatized because they’re alone with the hurt. – Dr. Gabor Mate

Quote 5 Students with childhood trauma dont have faulty brains. - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 5: Students with childhood trauma don’t have faulty brains. They have minds designed in threatening environments to help them survive. – Inspired by Peggy Leigh

Quote 6 Repeated childhood trauma causes a child to live in a constant state of hypervigilance - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 6: Repeated childhood trauma causes a child to live in a constant state of hypervigilance, always alert to impending perceived danger. – Unknown

Quote 7 Kids with trauma history dont need more punishment. - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 7: Kids with trauma history don’t need more punishment. And quite frankly, they don’t need more stickers. – Dr. Ross Greene

Quote 8 A child who has experienced trauma will sometimes show they feel connected - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 8: A child who has experienced trauma will sometimes show they feel connected to an attachment figure by releasing all their big emotions in their presence. What may appear as disconnection may actually be a sign of trust. – J. Milburn

Quote 9 People raised on love see things differently than those raised on survival. - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 9: People raised on love see things differently than those raised on survival. – Joy Marino

Quote 10 Our brains are wired for connection but trauma rewires them for protection. - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 10: Our brains are wired for connection, but trauma rewires them for protection. That’s why healthy relationships are difficult for wounded people. – Ryan North

Quote 11 Trauma comes back as a reaction not a memory. - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 11: Trauma comes back as a reaction, not a memory. – Bessel Van Der Kolk

Quote 12 A trigger is anything that sets you off emotionally and activates memories of your trauma. - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 12: A trigger is anything that sets you off emotionally and activates memories of your trauma. It’s particular to you and what your experience has been. Triggered, we revert to the feelings and behaviors we had in the traumatizing situation. – @healingfromtrauma

Quote 13 As traumatized children we always dreamed that someone would come and save us. - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 13: As traumatized children, we always dreamed that someone would come and save us. We never dreamed that it would, in fact, be ourselves as adults. – Alice Little

Quote14 When it feels disheartening to learn that trauma changes the brain - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 14: When it feels disheartening to learn that trauma changes the brain, remember that healing changes the brain, too. – @howhumansheal

Quote 15 Trauma is a result of an overwhelming sense of danger powerlessness and fear. Healing - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 15: Trauma is a result of an overwhelming sense of danger, powerlessness, and fear. Healing is a result of feeling safe, empowered, and supported. – Unknown

Quote 16 People start to heal the moment they feel heard. - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 16: People start to heal the moment they feel heard. – Cheryl Richardson

Quote 17 Get healed. Then go heal. - 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing

Quote 17: There’s a saying that goes, “Hurt people will hurt people.” But I rarely hear the opposite, “Healed people heal people.” Get healed. Then, go heal. – Unknown

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