After emotional trauma, the main objective can be to reclaim what we have lost from life. Can we remember the parts of ourselves that have been untarnished? It’s worth taking some time to ask ourselves who we were before abuse or the traumatic events? Did someone or many people ask us to be someone other than ourselves? It is essential to take time during the recovery process, during individual counseling sessions, with a support network, or with people we trust, to find the authentic self.