If you or someone you know is struggling with trauma, there are many available resources to help them. Here are some ways to heal trauma:
Reach out to friends and family
One way of releasing trauma is to be with the ones who understand you the most. Talk to any of your trusted family members or friends about your well-being and ask their opinions that could help you. Feeling comfortable with these people can help you greatly in releasing stored trauma. After all, your friends and family are in your life for a reason: to be there for you.
Listen to Your Body
Listening to your body plays a crucial role in healing from trauma. It means being mindfully aware of what your body feels and needs. It also gives you a chance to assess your body and when to make changes in terms of nutrition, exercise, and mindset toward life. Taking proper care of your mind, body, and your immune system allows you to move from your past traumas in a healthy way.
Seek Professional Help
Seeking professional help is essential in helping you navigate challenging obstacles and manage your emotions to keep you on track. Mental health professionals can help you understand your thoughts and feelings and give you support and coping strategies to deal with unresolved trauma. Here are various kinds of therapy that can help you heal from trauma faster and better:
Cognitive processing therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that aims to help people stuck in their thoughts about a traumatic experience. Your therapist will help you examine and modify your irrational trauma-related beliefs. In CPT, you will learn how to handle challenging thoughts and emotions. With this therapy, patients develop a new perspective on the traumatic experience to lessen PTSD and its continuous adverse effects on life.
Prolonged exposure therapy
Most people with trauma tend to avoid anything that brings them back to those traumatic experiences, which can only increase fear. Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy, also known as talk therapy, is focused on helping you face your fears. It teaches patients to gradually approach their memories and feelings because of these awful situations. By speaking about the details of your trauma, you will learn to re-engage in life by facing thoughts you have been avoiding. With this therapy, you can reduce PTSD symptoms and take charge of your life.
While talk therapy and medications are the commonly used treatments for trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can also be an option. This technique focuses on helping you get through painful experiences using your body’s natural functions. EMDR is a method that entails rhythmic eye movements to change how traumatic memory is stored in your mind, allowing you to process it effectively.
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