It could be anything that you have “learned” to say to yourself and about yourself on a daily basis.
It could also be anything negative that others close to you have always said about or to you.
Being able to identify your “trauma language” and the impact it can have on you over time is extremely important.
In this article (and video) I discuss trauma language.
Trauma language often tends to be ingrained in the heart and mind as a result of the language being repetitive.
The language has a way of breaking down your sense of self, your identity, and your confidence. Without the ability to correctly identify, understand, and then “fight against” the obsessive language you are likely to feel depressed, anxious, and defeated.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy focuses on “negative self-talk” and “negative attributions” which have a major impact on how we perceive our lives and our reality. With an awareness of how our language impacts us emotionally and psychologically, we can strive to change what we say to ourselves so that we can then design a fair and accurate picture of our lives.
In this video, I discuss this concept further: