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When we heal from trauma, we gain strength and courage to face our fears.

Quotes are like miniature life lessons; we read them because they are concise, express wisdom, and awaken motivation, inspiration and happiness. Here are four quotes that I feel help to give us insight into healing from trauma.

“The greatest gift you can give yourself is to forgive.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

We often hear people say that healing from trauma takes time. It does take time, but there are things we can do now to help us along the path toward recovery. One thing we can do is learn how to forgive ourselves and others. This will allow us to move forward instead of being stuck in the past.


The greatest gift you can give to yourself is forgiveness. You cannot heal if you hold onto anger, resentment, guilt, shame, fear, or self-hatred. Forgiveness allows you to let go of those emotions and move forward. If you want to be free, then you must first forgive yourself.


We often think our feelings are justified when we feel hurt, angry, sad, or guilty. We believe what happened to us was right, fair, or deserved. However, when we allow ourselves to feel these negative emotions, we allow them to control us. By forgiving ourselves, we can take back control of our lives.

“When I was young, I thought my problems were unique. Now that I am old, I know they aren’t.” – Albert Schweitzer

If you’re struggling with any trauma, whether it’s childhood abuse, domestic violence, or something else, you need to seek support. You might feel embarrassed to talk about what happened to you, but you shouldn’t be ashamed. There are many ways to find help, such as therapy, counseling, self-help groups, and more.

“I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou


It’s easy to think that you’ll never recover when you’ve experienced trauma. However, there are many things you can do to improve your life after suffering from a traumatic event. One thing you can do is take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally. This includes getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, and seeking professional help.


Trauma affects us all differently. Some people suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), which causes flashbacks, nightmares, and other symptoms. Others struggle with depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. Regardless of the type of trauma you’ve suffered, you can heal. The key is to find ways to cope with the effects of trauma. You can learn to manage your emotions, get back into a routine, and build new relationships. If you’re struggling with trauma, talk to a counselor or therapist who specializes in helping people overcome emotional problems.
“People will forget what you said,” Maya Angelou once wrote, “but they’ll never forget how you made ’em feel.” That’s why it’s important to be kind to yourself. When you’re feeling sad, angry, or anxious, remember that you’re human. And if you want to change something about your life, take action. Don’t let negative thoughts hold you back. Take control of your life and live the life you deserve.

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” – Epictetus.


You may encounter many defeats, setbacks, and failures along the way. Don’t let these discourage you. Instead, use them to learn more about yourself and how you react under pressure.
The quote above comes from the ancient Greek philosopher Epictetus, who lived during the Roman Empire. He taught us that we should never allow our circumstances to dictate our actions. Rather than letting our emotions control us, we should take charge of our own lives and choose what we want to do.

Screenshot the quotes above to remind yourself that you can heal your trauma.

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