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FINDING WAYS TO EMOTIONAL TRAUMA RECOVERY



Get out and move. Experts say it's one of the most effective ways to handle the aftereffects of a traumatic event. Deep breathing, stretching gentle, and walking are all good choices. If you want your exercise plan to be a bit more challenging, that can help, too. Don’t Isolate Yourself.


Reach out to friends and family. If others have had the same experience, talk to them. They may have some of the same feelings that you are. Open the lines of communication as soon as possible after your traumatic event. It’s an essential part of your recovery.


EMOTIONAL TRAUMA UNDERSTANDING, TREATMENT AND HELP


The fallout from a traumatic event can leave you feeling stuck and needing trauma treatment. It may be tempting to think there’s something wrong with you, but that’s not true. Your emotional state is a response to a challenging event; it doesn’t define you. Knowing that recovery is possible can go a long way toward helping you get better.


TRAUMA AND RECOVERY

The fallout from a traumatic event can leave you feeling stuck and needing trauma treatment. It may be tempting to think there’s something wrong with you, but that’s not true. Your emotional state is a response to a challenging event; it doesn’t define you. Knowing that recovery is possible can go a long way toward helping you get better.


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CONNECT WITH OTHERS

People often feel helpless after a challenging event. One way to regain control over your life is to volunteer in the community. Even if you’re not up to volunteering, connecting with others in small ways, such as greeting a neighbor, can help you feel less isolated. Seek out support from trusted friends and family too. You don’t have to talk about the traumatic event if you’re not ready. Just spend quality time with people you’re close to.


THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE: TAKE TIME TO RELAX

Self-care is especially important during recovery. Experiencing or witnessing traumatic events can make you feel as though you’re constantly on edge. Make a point to find some down time regularly to enjoy a good book, a warm bath, and other activities that bring you joy and help you relax. When you feel especially stressed, take deep breaths– focusing on breathing out– to calm yourself. Practicing mindfulness and meditation can be effective in managing stress, too.


MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT CAN BE PHYSICAL TOO

Exercise, even gentle yoga, releases endorphins, the “feel good” hormone that improves mood, energy levels, and motivation. Thirty minutes of active movement is recommended daily, but if you can’t make time for those half-hour sessions, try three 10-minute exercise breaks instead. When paired with mindfulness, physical activity can be especially beneficial in helping you move forward after trauma.


SEEK PROFESSIONAL GRIEF and/or TRAUMA COACHING HELP

Through individual and group coaching, trained professionals provide psychological trauma therapy that teaches survivors about stress management, processing painful memories, and handling repressed emotions.



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Mimi Rothschild

Mimi Rothschild is the Founder and CEO of the Global Grief Institute which provides Certification training programs forGrief Coach, Trauma Coach, End of Life Coach, and Children's Grief Coach. She is a survivor who has buried 3 of her children and her husband of 33 years. She is available for speaking engagements and comments to the press on any issue surrounding thriving after catastrophic loss. MEDIA INQUIRIES: Info@GlobalGriefInstitute.com

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