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The Healing Process: A Blog About Healing from Past Trauma

Updated: Jun 8


Healing is a long, difficult process. It involves accepting the past and letting go of what was, embracing the present and living in it fully, and moving forward into the future with confidence. If you're going through this process yourself or are trying to help someone else through it, here are some tips for getting started:

Let go of what was.

This is the first step in your healing process. To begin healing from trauma, you must acknowledge the past and be honest with yourself about what happened. What happened in your past is over—you can't change it. However, you can change how you respond to it by recognizing that while what happened may have been true at the time, it doesn't necessarily have to remain true today.

Accept what is.

The idea of acceptance can be a little confusing. It’s not resignation, and it’s not giving up. Acceptance means that you are willing to let go of what was, and move on.

Acceptance is a process that involves many steps. You may find yourself in the acceptance phase often during this healing process. That's okay! You will get through it eventually, just keep going step by step and taking care of yourself along the way!

Embrace a new path and perspective moving forward.

Once you're able to accept that your past is in the past, embrace a new path and perspective moving forward. You can do this by:

  • Looking forward to the future. Focus on what you can control and use that knowledge as motivation for change.

  • Not getting stuck in the past. Don't worry about what other people think; they may not be interested in changing their behavior or beliefs when it comes to trauma recovery either! If someone doesn't understand your experiences, it doesn't mean that what happened was any less painful or difficult for you than it was for them—it just means they haven't experienced anything similar to what you have yet, so don't let them make excuses for their behavior toward others' experiences of suffering simply because those other people aren’t familiar with theirs yet either (or ever will be).

Healing isn't easy, but it is possible.

Healing from trauma is a process, and it's okay if the journey isn't easy. You have to be patient with yourself and know that it will take time to heal. That's why it can be helpful to remember that healing is a process—not an event, but rather a long period of time during which you work through your trauma so that you feel better.


If you’re struggling with past trauma, know that you are not alone. There is so much healing to be had and it can take some time. But remember that every day, every moment is an opportunity to move forward and begin a new journey towards wholeness—one where you are able to embrace all of who you are without shame or fear holding back your potential.


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