When bad things happen to us or around us, it can take a while to get over the pain and to feel safe again.
What are your personal strategies to speed your recovery in case of undergoing a traumatic event? One can never be ready enough for when it hits, but knowing that both, healing from trauma is possible and moving on as well, can make a big difference in building personal resilience.
The more helpless and frightened we feel, the more possibility to undergo trauma.
Our reactions are different and there is no right or wrong way to respond to such event. How ever we feel, think and behave, it is our normal reaction to a not-normal event.
There are quite a few things that we can do to help ourselves recover faster.One important thing is to move as often as possible during the day. Any sport can help our body regain the balance again.
Seeking comfort in others may seem odd and hard to do, but it is the engagement and feeling of acceptance by others without sharing details about the traumatic experience that is so helpful for many people.
Some people are open to seeking support, be it in counselors, or simply in friends,family member or another trustworthy person. Support groups are an option for some, while others may feel more at ease by simply volunteering to help others in distress. Such activity can really help to regain personal strength, hope and even help create new friendships.