The issues that were created as a result of living in a traumatic situation where never resolved. If you have an issue and it is fully dealt with and resolved, it is no longer an issue. With trauma the experience (what happen, the events, the emotions) get splintered and stored anywhere and everywhere in the body. Because it is not resolved, pieces of the experience will keep coming up to be dealt with and resolved.
When you have childhood trauma in your life, you most likely had many feelings. Of course it wasn’t safe to express those feelings. So most of us just held them inside.
Anger is an OK emotion to have. It is a guide that something is amiss in your life and needs your attention. Children of trauma experience feelings. However they are dismissed and not validated by the adults in charge. It is so bad that the child dismisses them but they can’t get rid of the emotion. It just gets stuffed. And stuffed. And stuffed… and so on. You get my drift.
I learned about fear. I was afraid of everything: to fail and to live. People deal with fear in different way. One way is to fight, another to flee and a third way by freezing. What I did was freezing and practiced being invisible.