How to heal after a trauma
Events in our lives can be beautiful, but often times there are events that change the course of how we experience ourselves, our relationships, and our own inner potential. There are times in our lives where we will need to focus on healing after a traumatic event.
Traumatic events are uniquely defined by how an individual experiences an event. If that event creates physical, emotional, spiritual harm, or psychological harm it can qualify as a trauma. Many individuals are able to recover and move forward after those events, but some do need counseling support to address resulting anxious, depressive, or other life complications.
What situations could potentally create longer term traumatic consequences? Some of those include:
- loss of a loved one
- car accidents
- serious illness
- victim or witness to a crime
- natural disasters
The emotional and physical health impacts from trauma vary from person to person. Many people struggling with repeatedly thinking about the incident. Others may experience anxiety and panic if they have to return to the place of the event. More signficant traumatic reactions such as disassociation can occur if you have experienced multiple traumas in your life, especially if they go untreated. It is important to find a trauma informed therapist to address your emotional health after these events to prevent long term issues from developing.
There are research proven treatment approaches counselors use to treat trauma. These include:
These approaches are all clinical approaches based in neuroscience to help the body integrate understanding of the event, but more importantly, help to neutralize the negative emotions that persist. Following a traumatic event immediately processing is incredibly important and allows quicker closure, and for you a chance to return to a life focused on the future!
Choosing a therapist who can provide trauma counseling is easy at Miracles Counseling Centers. Visit our therapist’s page or fill out our new client form and one of our intake coordinators can assist you in finding a match that will best support you.