How do I stop having flashbacks about the abuse?
Last Updated: 01/29/2018 at 3:12am
Paola Giordani, Psychoanalyst
I have helped and am helping people cope with loss, divorce, anguish and parenting. Depression is also a major issue that comes up.
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In my opinion, it's important to address the flashbacks instead of fighting them. The more I try to fight, the stronger they become. I've found that I need to accept the memories and feelings in order to move on.
Have you tried image rehearsal therapy with a qualified therapist? Studies show that this type of therapy is very effective with trauma and PTSD symptoms.
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Flashbacks are your brains maladaptive way of dealing with unprocessed emotions and memories. These need to first be processed and then they can be stored in the brain in a less intrusive way. The processing can be done in a variety of ways - these include body work, cbt, EMDR, regression therapy. Different therapists and clients prefer different ways of working. In my experience sometimes it is necessary to try more than one technique before you discover the 'right' one.
Flashbacks from traumatic evens can be really difficult to control and manage. gaining support from people around you and maybe even seeking professional support might help you. Remember that the abuse wasn`t your fault and you can heal from it
When the flashbacks occurr, remember thats they are the oast and they have no control over you anymore. You are strong and can make it through painful memories by realizing they can no longer control you.
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