If you’ve experienced an occasion that was incredibly stressful or upsetting that’s left you feeling helpless and emotionally out of control, you could have already been traumatized. Psychological trauma can make you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It may also make you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. It may take a little while to get on the pain and feel safe, when bad things happen. But with these self-help support and strategies, you’ll be able to speed your healing and make progress on your path of PTSD recovery. Whether the trauma occurred years ago or yesterday, you may make fixing changes and proceed with your life.
Things You Can Do
1. Learn about risk factors and causes of trauma
2. Make regular movements that exercise your legs and arms
3. Make face-to-face connection with others an important task
4. Meditate to soothe your mind
5. Make choices that’ll increase your physical well-being
6. Find out more by reading PTSD books
What’s mental and emotional trauma?
Psychological trauma is the consequence of highly stressful events that shatter your sense of protection, making you feel helpless in a dangerous universe. Encounters, filled with trauma, often involve a danger to life or security, but any situation that leaves you feeling isolated and overwhelmed could be traumatic, even when it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective facts that determine whether an event is distressing, but your subjective mental experience of the event. The more afraid and helpless you feel, the much more likely you are to be traumatized.
Learn more by reading PTSD books and blogs. When it comes to PTSD, self-help is often the best help and can help you a lot on your road to recovery.