Trauma is a difficult thing to deal with. It can leave you feeling depressed, anxious, and withdrawn. But there are ways to heal from trauma so that it doesn’t affect your everyday life so much. Here in this blog post, we will discuss different techniques for healing from trauma and how they work.
- 1 What Is Trauma?
- 2 How To Heal From Trauma?
- 3 Conclusion
- 4 A Word From Mantra Care
What Is Trauma?
Trauma is when you have experienced or witnessed something that was very overwhelming and scary. This can be due to one specific event, but sometimes it’s because of many small events over time. It could also be the stress in your life, for example, if you are experiencing a lot of family problems.
Symptoms will depend on what type of trauma a person has experienced. They can include:
- mental confusion (feeling like you cannot think clearly)
- flashbacks about painful events
- jumpiness/easily startled by little noises or movements
- avoidance behaviors such as avoiding movies where violence is present
- staying away from certain places because they remind you of something bad that happened there before so it’s too difficult emotionally to go there
- feeling negative emotions most of the time such as sadness, anger, guilt, shame
- physical aches, and pains that do not respond to treatment (for example headaches or muscle pain)
- hearing voices inside your head that are telling you things like “you’re no good” all the time so they become very difficult to stop hearing them over and over again. This can also happen with seeing images in your mind about bad experiences too. They may seem real even though this is just something occurring in your imagination due to what happened previously.
- panic attacks where you feel like your heart is beating fast and it’s hard to breathe
- feeling detached or separate from others in ways that are not normal for you. You might even find yourself feeling more alone than before the traumatic event occurred, which can lead some people to become depressed because they feel this way most of the time now
- addiction (to drugs, alcohol, food) as a coping mechanism so life feels bearable again even though it may appear worse on paper due to lack of motivation caused by depression or anxiety about what needs to be done around them at home or work.
Reasons For Trauma
Trauma can be caused by many things. It can come from different types of events, such as:
Death of Loving Ones
The death of loved ones, such as parents and grandparents, can be very difficult to go through. Death is a part of life; however, when it happens too soon or unexpectedly, this may cause trauma. Sometimes even the loss of an animal companion can leave you traumatized.
Loss Of Control
Feeling like you have lost control over your own life can also be hard on people. For example, You might get fired from work without warning, which leaves you feeling vulnerable because now money will become tight for your family. This could lead to anxiety about how things are going to change in order to compensate for the lack of income that was once there before being let go from work due to downsizing or company closings. One way does not to think about this overwhelming situation is to go back to school for another line of work that is more secure.
Violence or Abuse
Violence or abuse can be extremely traumatic. This could be verbal, emotional or physical abuse by another person in your life such as a parent or partner. It can even come from witnessing violence and not being able to escape the situation
Natural Disasters such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires can be extremely traumatic. When a natural disaster hits your area it is important to stay calm and put the safety of yourself and your family first when trying to escape any dangerous situations that might arise when getting away from the scene where you are in danger.
Health Problems could be traumatic to people who do not have access to healthy food choices, quality medical care, or other things that are needed for optimal health. It could also come from the lack of support in your life when you are ill and need assistance with yourself or others around you due to sickness
How To Heal From Trauma?
Healing from trauma can be difficult at times. However, there are several things you can do to help yourself heal from trauma.
Understand The Reason
Understand the source of it so that you know what has happened and why this is affecting your life in certain ways now which will make sense out of all circumstances happening with how bad or good life feels on a daily basis.
Get support from others outside yourself such as family members, friends, counselors/therapists who work with people going through similar situations like yours where they can understand what has occurred due to seeing many different types of traumas over time too without judging anything negatively about it because everyone experiences something at some point in their lives whether big or small.
Be patient when healing takes place. It does not happen overnight but rather gradually step by step, day by day. You will notice a difference in how you feel when coping with life’s daily challenges even though they may be difficult at times due to what occurred previously causing problems for certain people who are affected by it still.
This is one of the tips on how to heal from trauma. Besides taking time out of your busy schedule to get support from others outside yourself, make sure that you also take some time alone each week or month depending on the severity of trauma that occurred to spend time doing things you enjoy such as reading books, watching funny movies/shows online, going fishing if this is something enjoyable for you too which takes your mind off any traumas occurring within your own personal life where emotions can suddenly become overwhelming sometimes having been stressful before without knowing why.
Seek Professional Help
Remember: you are not alone and there is always help out there for those who need it the most too without feeling embarrassed or ashamed of anything that happened previously but rather feels relieved that someone actually cares about what has occurred which can build confidence in all areas of your life where coping mechanisms may be challenging at times due to past traumas within this lifetime. Seek professional support as soon as possible if needed because waiting does more harm than good.
Take Care of Yourself
Remember to take care of yourself as much as possible too! Eat well-balanced meals whenever possible each day, drink plenty of water throughout the day even if you feel thirsty at times (it can be a sign that your body and mind is already dehydrated), make sure you get enough sleep every single night before going to bed where this will help reduce stress levels significantly.
Make a Routine
Make a routine for yourself to follow each week/month depending on the severity of trauma that occurred so you have an idea of what can be done daily or weekly, monthly including outside support from family members, friends, and/or professionals who work with people going through similar situations like yours.
Practice meditation at least twice a day for five minutes each time. This will help you to feel calmer throughout the whole day because it helps your mind become more focused on something positive instead of what occurred previously which can be difficult at times but still possible if done regularly without feeling like stress is taking over all areas of your life.
Remember What You Have Lost
Remember that although healing from trauma may take some time due to what happened previously causing problems within certain parts of our lives (e.g., relationships/friendships), never forget about everything you have lost as well! It’s important not to lose sight of this even though coping with daily challenges becomes easier when remembering how much worse things could be now too besides remembering what has been lost along the way which can help you appreciate everything that is currently around you too.
Take Your Time
Everyone copes with different levels of stress and some may not react well while others do even though coping mechanisms are essential when going through difficult times throughout our lives but never forget that having patience will help tremendously if needed where healing from trauma will occur gradually over time by taking your own personal time to heal from something that has occurred in this lifetime too besides feeling depressed or anxious about what is currently happening within this timeframe.
Don’t Forget Your Own Needs
Never forget that dealing with ongoing problems can be tough when coping with them which you may need support from family members and/or friends depending on the severity of traumatic experiences but remember not to ignore your needs either while going through difficult times throughout life because ignoring these important things for a period of time could lead to even worse side effects where it doesn’t have to! Instead, find solutions together as a team if necessary so everyone involved feels better emotionally, mentally physically without letting one person go through it alone by themselves even though coping with trauma can be difficult but never forget that taking your own personal time to heal will help tremendously too without feeling like you’re losing sight of everything around you either.
Take Step Back
Take a step back and think about what would make life easier instead of harder when trying to feel better emotionally after experiencing something traumatic within this lifetime which could include making gradual changes in one’s own life where finding ways to cope is very important during these times throughout life because everyone deals with different levels of stress depending on their circumstances.
The brain needs time to heal, but it can be difficult for the person who is living with trauma. Practicing mindfulness techniques and engaging in activities that produce dopamine are important steps towards healing from trauma. There’s no easy answer when it comes to how long this process will take or what you need to do during your recovery journey, but there are many resources available to help you along the way.
A Word From Mantra Care
Your mental health — your psychological, emotional, and social well-being — has an impact on every aspect of your life. Positive mental health essentially allows you to effectively deal with life’s everyday challenges.
At Mantra Care, we have a team of therapists who provide affordable online therapy to assist you with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship, OCD, LGBTQ, and PTSD. You can take our mental health test. You can also book a free therapy or download our free Android or iOS app.