Affirmations for trauma

Affirmations for trauma

  • Today I choose me.
  • I choose to create an atmosphere of peace and safety for myself.
  • I do not blame myself for my childhood experiences/trauma
  • Boundary setting helps me to create safety within my life.
  • My mind, body, and spirit belong to me.
  • Love and tranquility surrounds my interactions and my decisions today.
  • I replace hate, anger, agitation with others with intentional and positive interactions.
  • I release the feeling of isolation
  • I release the feeling of guilt, hurt and shame.
  • My abuse/traumatic experiences do not define who I am as a person.
  • Even though I am in pain…I truly and deeply love and accept myself.
  • I allow myself to accept positive comments and thoughts about me.
  • I deserve to be respected and treated with love.
  • I am open and receptive of compliments.
  • Today I comfort my inner child
  • My inner-child awaits to be acknowledged.
  • My value is just as significant as any other person.
  • Setting firm boundaries come easy for me.
  • I receive love and kindness with ease.
  • I ensure my inner-child of his/her safety by use of my words of kindness, compassion, and hope.
  • I am ensuring my inner-child feels safe from pain through my actions.
  • My willingness to follow through on my promises demonstrates the importance of my self-connection.
  • A feeling of peace and tranquility comforts my being.
  • I acknowledge and accept that healing is possible.
  • I break the cycle of thoughts and behaviors that leads to experiencing the trauma again.
  • I am a worthwhile person.
  • I am still loveable when I make mistakes.
  • It’s okay to talk, trust and feel today.
  • God loves me just as I am.
  • I survived what I went through.
  • I have the right to change my mind.
  • I deserve love, not abuse.
  • “NO” is a complete sentence.
  • I have choice today.
  • I have hope.
  • I deserve to live and enjoy life.
  • I will face my fear of…..
  • It is okay to be sad and grieve for my childhood.
  • I can do this one day at a time.
  • I can and will breathe through this.
  • I’m allowed to be kind to myself.
  • I make a difference.
  • I am strong and capable.
  • I give myself permission to live.
  • I am resourceful and will get through this.
  • I am strong enough to do what I need to do to get through.
  • Other people do not determine my worth.
  • It may hurt now, but it will not hurt forever.
  • I give myself permission to do what I need to do for recovery and healing.
  • I choose to believe in myself.
  • I am not a failure when I make mistakes.
  • I am not responsible for my abuse, my abuser is.
  • It wasn’t my fault.
  • Today I have a choice.
  • I am not alone in this experience.
  • I deserve to take up space.
  • My lightshines even in the dark.
  • I honor the layers and intersections of my unique lived experience.
  • I am healing, even when it’s hard.
  • I acknowledge the challenges with caring for myself, but I try anyways.
  • I trust the strength of my body to hold me today.
  • I am worthy of rest.
  • I will not doubt my value and my power.
  • I deserve to live with ease.
  • am not my trauma.
  • I am safe. I am loved. I am home. I am in my body.
  • My healing is not linear, and that is okay.
  • I remember it is okay to ask for help and receive support.
  • There is beauty in my emotions.
  • I am allowed to protect my energy.
  • I honor the waves of healing.
  • I will
  • I am not defined by how much I do.
  • I trust my gifts.
  • I release shame. It does not belong here with my heart.
  • I am held and supported.
  • I am creating space for joy.
  • I deserve larger marginsin my day and space between things.
  • I am resilient.
  • You are worthy.
  • You are allowed to struggle.
  • You are allowed to talk.
  • You are not alone.
  • What happened does not define you.
  • What happened was not your fault.
  • You deserve to take up space.
  • It’s ok to be the way you are right now. It is understandable that you felt the way you felt. It is understandable that you did the things you did to cope. It is understandable that you didn’t know how to do better.
  • Your unhealthy habits were just survival mechanisms that you held onto to protect yourself. You aren’t trying to be self destructive! Your brain is just telling you that danger is imminent so you prepare accordingly. But you just need to slowly build new, healthy habits because you aren’t in danger anymore.
  • You are safe.
  • You don’t need permission to exist.
  • You are not your trauma. Your dysfunctions are not a measurement of your true ability.
  • It’s ok to have a bad day, week or month. Healing is not linear.
  • I fall down and I just bounce back up again.
  • Breathe!
  • This too shall pass.
  • Be kind with yourself.
  • You have the right to acknowledge your feelings without having to justify them.
  • I am not a mistake; I am not fundamentally flawed.
  • You are allowed to ask for help.
  • You are allowed to celebrate the fact that you survived.
  • Change is the only constant.
  • It’s ok to feel. It’s ok to feel bad. It’s ok to let it out. It’s ok to cry. It’s ok to be hurting. It’s ok to be angry.
  • Feeling bad doesn’t make me a bad person. All my emotions are valid.
  • Thinking suicidal thoughts doesn’t mean I want to kill myself, it’s just means I am hurting and in need of care.
  • You are allowed to be afraid and avoid what frightens you.
  • I’ve managed to survive all this while in the dark. Now that I have the answers I can find my out.
  • I refuse to judge myself according to the standards of a society that makes no place for people like me.
  • You are allowed to do things that make you feel better. You are allowed to heal.
  • I will be patient and love myself as I heal.
  • I am not afraid to be myself. It is safe to be me.
  • I am worth taking care of.
  • Think of emotional healing as being like the physical healing of a wound – one step at a time. Keep the wound free of further contamination. Avoid toxic people and environments. Don’t ever swallow any more poison – particularly if you still keep in touch with toxic/unhealed family members.
  • I will nurture and protect myself.
  • It’s ok not to be ok.
  • Your trauma is valid.
  • Everyone makes mistakes.
  • It is normal and human to make mistakes.
  • I am a survivor. My body is a survivor.
  • It’s ok to let go.
  • I’m not afraid to fail. Failure isn’t permanent.
  • Your story matters.
  • I don’t need permission for how I live my life.
  • I’m not a quitter or an embarrassment.
  • I’m allowed to have feelings.
  • I refuse to punish myself for having feelings.
  • I don’t have to be perfect/perform at the same level every time.
  • You have nothing to feel guilty or ashamed about. None of what happened to you was ever your fault. You did not deserve to be treated badly.
  • Healing will take time—a relapse doesn’t mean you’re never going to get better.
  • You deserve to heal and feel better.
  • Everything is going to be okay, even if it doesn’t feel like it now!
  • You deserve to be loved and treated well.
  • You are a good person. It is not your fault.
  • It is ok if all you did today was breathe.
  • You are enough.
  • I am courageous, I am whole, I stand in my power.
  • You have a right to be heard and taken seriously.
  • It can be safe to let others close.
  • I do not have to prove myself to anyone. I am enough.
  • I can decide what makes me happy.
  • I will work hard to only allow safe, trustworthy and respectful people into my life now.
  • I can bring joy into my life that has been missing during my childhood.
  • I am a good person.
  • You are healing now. As you grow in love for yourself and your life, stay away from people who don’t align with that self love. You deserve a caring relationship.
  • Givers need to set limits because takers rarely do.
  • It’s ok to not know what you need.
  • When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.
  • When you forgive, you begin to heal. When you let go, you begin to grow.
  • You have the right to go through your own unique process.
  • My feelings are valid.
  • There is no growth without change, no change without fear or loss, and no loss without pain.
  • Tomorrow will be a new day.
  • You are loved.
  • My life and choices are right for me.
  • I don’t need approval for how I live my life.

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Research Resources

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