When bad things happen to us or around us, we can take a while before we get past that overwhelming pain and feel safe again.
What are your personal strategies to speed your recovery in case of traumatic experience in life? Nobody can be really prepared for such situations, but simply knowing that healing from trauma is possible, as well as moving on in life, can make a huge difference.
Traumatic are those extremely stressful events that destroy your sense of security and make you feel helpless in the world that is frightening to you. Those situations don’t necessarily involve physical harm. Nobody can identify one negative event equally traumatic for all because we are all living it and processing it in a different way emotionally and cognitively.
Our reactions are different and there is no right or wrong way to respond to such events. 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 detail is to physically move as often as possible during the day. Activity such as walk and different sports can help our body regain the balance faster. There are singing and writing, and spiritual search, meditation and relaxation techniques that will all be there to just let us use them when we can. The more you let them into your daily life, the more you will be prone to seek soothing in them when trauma strikes. And chances are that trauma will occur in one way or another through out your life. Why not starting your path of resilience today?
Seeking comfort in others may seem odd and hard to do, but it is the engagement and feeling of acceptance by others without necessarily sharing details about the traumatic experience that is so helpful for many people. Building strong connections with people around you are a healthy way of building your backup to bounce back from any life adversity faster.
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 regain personal strength, balance, hope and even help create new friendships.
On your way to strengthen your personal resilience fill your life with hope and positive perspective. Remind yourself often that bad things don't last, and you can and will recover from any life challenge that comes your way.