How to deal with trauma effectively
Have you ever suffered from traumatic experience? Is dealing with trauma possible? How to deal with trauma so it doesn’t have a lasting effect on you?
Trauma is something many people go through after they experience a sudden event that causes them excessive anxiety. In many cases, it can make them psychologically unstable.
If you are reading this and you are suffering from trauma, then I have good news for you, by following the steps that I will outline below, you will be on your way to managing and overcoming your trauma, but first let us look at the types and symptoms of trauma.
Types of trauma
- Death of beloved one
- Loss of someone
- Car accident
- Hijacked in an airplane
- Incurable illness
Symptoms of trauma
- Excessive anxiety and anger
- Excessive guilt
- Not being able to accept unchangeable life events
- Difficulty breathing
Dealing with trauma (treatment tips)
To learn how to deal with trauma, follow the guide below:
1. Take time to heal
Give your time the necessary time to heal. Never try to suppress your emotions as suppression can lead to other emotional problems. Never try to run away from these so called negative emotions as you can do more damage than good in the long run.
Taking time to heal doesn’t mean that you should grieve for ever or for a very long time, it shouldn’t take more than 6 weeks so you can begin the process of moving on with your life.
2. Seek family help
Talking to a member of your family or friends can be very beneficial for you. You don’t need to go through the trauma all alone. You have family and friends who are there to help you.
3. Look for the positive
I know what you might be thinking; especially if you are reading this article after experiencing a traumatic situation, but let me know tell you for each thing that happens to us in life, there is some kind of a lesson that is meant to help us grow in some way.
Begin to look for any positive outcome that has happened because of this trauma such as improved relationships, a new way of looking at life, and mental strength.
When you start looking for the positive, your whole focus shifts from the negative to something more uplifting and positive.
4. See professional counseling or coaching
Seeking a counselor is an option you have if you find that you can’t deal with the situation or event on your own. When you deal with trauma, according to various studies, you should not take over 4-6 weeks to get over a traumatic situation. If six weeks have already passed and you feel you are still stuck where you are, then seeking professional help is definitely needed.
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