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How can I get over my trauma?

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Last Updated: 05/22/2017 at 4:24am
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Top Rated Answers
September 14th, 2014 6:52pm
talk, the best way to get over anything is to discuss feelings and emotions with friends, family or a listener. Once you understand these feelings youve taken the first steps towards moving away from negativity
June 17th, 2015 1:13pm
I think the most important part of it is accepting it as part of ourselves. The more we try to push it away or make it "go away", the fresher the wound feels and the worse the triggers around that trauma. Accepting the trauma and the feelings of loss and hurt that go with it is crucial. Also, don´t forget to live your life. You can live your life and have a meaningful life even with a past of one or several traumas. Find also a good support network, if that is available to you or simply some good friends who will listen to you and to whom you can talk openly. Also, writing and art can heal. Whatever it is that you need to express yourself and accept it as part of yourself, you should consider.
September 15th, 2014 4:20pm
Radical Acceptance of the current situation and allowing time and space for the suffering is the first space. It is also very important to keep the situation in perspective and know that it is not permanent. Actively caring for oneself and building a social support will increase one resilience towards future hardships.
October 28th, 2014 6:59pm
It takes patience and kindness with yourself. Trauma is a wound that needs careful and slow healing, and if you are gentle and learn to trust someone to help you, you can overcome it.
October 30th, 2014 8:52pm
The best thing you can do is reach out. Trauma affects each person in different ways, and so what works best for you will be a highly individualized experience. Talk therapy with a counselor or other mental health professional is a great place to start. If you don't have access to that, community support is the next best thing. There are also 7cups guides to coping with trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, and other emotions. Be sure to take care of yourself while working through your trauma, and to have as safe a support network as possible.
November 6th, 2014 5:44pm
Your trauma is a fear inside you, that you are afraid to face. Try facing the fear, try showing yourself that what happened belongs to the past and that you can move on with your life if you move on from something that happened in the past.
November 11th, 2014 4:15am
Exposure therapy is highly effective in the treatment of traumatic experiences and acute or post traumatic stress disorder. Re-experiencing traumatic situations are naturally triggering and difficult due to the extreme fight or flight response from the sympathetic nervous system. With every re-exposure, the trigger(s) can become less upsetting as the brain learns to become calm in the presence of a reminder of past trauma. A trained mental health practitioner or therapist is the best resource for exposure therapy. However, exposure therapy can be eased into by writing about the traumatic experience(s) in great detail until the distress from remembering the experience(s) become less intense.
November 17th, 2014 4:26pm
Well, you need to start enjoying what you've. Go out, meet people and have fun. Just get your mind clear.
December 14th, 2014 7:54am
Talk. Talk to your loved ones, close friends about what you went through. Exercise, exercise is the best way to stay fit and healthy and keep your endorphins running high.
January 7th, 2015 7:33am
The best way to move forward after trauma is to process it with a professional in a therapeutic setting. There are many therapists out there who offer a variety of services to help you work out trauma in a safe environment.
June 6th, 2015 4:17pm
Seek professional help. Speak with a therapist and perhaps also a psychiatrist in case you're in need of some medicine. If it's too expensive for the moment, then start saving up money (this should be on top of your priority list) and use websites like this where you can vent and speak with someone who doesn't judge, maybe a teacher, some friends, family members or your doctor.
June 23rd, 2015 5:32am
How I can overcome my trauma is being true to myself and being dedicated to my treatment,medication plan,and my always keeping a eye on my thinking process. Recovery is very hard but we'll worth it in the end. Cause iitsy life. Its me fighting for!!
July 27th, 2015 7:03am
The best way to get over trauma is to seek help. If you're not comfortable at first, try talking to someone you trust, and slowly move onto therapy/any mental professional! :)
August 25th, 2015 5:08pm
Seek help from others, maybe this could be a professional like a counsellor or a doctor or a family member or a friend.
September 21st, 2015 12:04am
you need to think positive and become optimistic, life is hard, any time happened something wrong, you need to fight with this forced and win, you are not the first or last
September 27th, 2016 10:02pm
With time, and support. Maybe from those around you or from the help of a counsellor / professional. The moest important part is being ready to move on and having the commitment too. I wish you luck and hope that your reach your goal..
May 22nd, 2017 4:24am
Overcoming trauma, for me, was a series of steps that started with me accepting that something had happened. It took a while to actually accept that my parents had died and that I couldn't walk due to a car accident. I had to think about it, feel it, express the emotions. By letting them happen without trying to avoid or control them, they passed from overwhelming to manageable. I then had to take steps to desensitize my automatic reaction of panic when in/near a car. I started out by sitting next to a parked car. Then, moved to sitting on the hood of the car. After that, I started sitting inside an off car, then a parked car. I began using bumper cars every couple days before I started taking short trips in a vehicle. I built up the length of the rides each time. The idea was desensitizing my extreme reaction. Acceptance, disassociating the stimulus from the automatic reaction, and time helped greatly with my trauma issues,