What is the best way to overcome anger and pain from traumatic experiences?
Last Updated: 11/17/2015 at 3:26am
Elena Morales, LMHC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I believe silence creates a cycle. With empathic and collaborative therapy, we break the cycle. I help clients feel validated and supported passed anger, shame, and anxiety.
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Find new activities that you enjoy to distract yourself from overthinking about traumatic experiences.
Mindfulness exercises , self love and new memories 😊 traumatic experiences impact everyone different ... Finding safe tools that work best for you is a great start ! Experts can support and help you find tools so you can understand your triggers and ways to manage them !
This is something i know and hope to help those in need. In my case i used my anger and pain to my own advantage. The way i saw it is that the traumatic experience was going to sink me, so instead i used it to work hard and help those around me.
For me, getting over anxiety and severe panic attacks was all about positive thinking, staying sober, exercise and most importantly relaxation and positive meditations and reflections
I've had a traumatic experience in my life before, and I'm not going to classify what your situation is, but I'm sure coping mechanism's are similar. I spent more time around my family and friends, because being with them somehow distracted my mind from it, even if I wasn't talking to them, just being in the same room really helped for me. I went to see a psychiatrist, too, I went there every week for 1-2 hours and I talked about EVERYTHING to get it off my chest, y'know? there are many ways to cope with traumatic experiences, and the most important thing is to NEVER take it out on yourself, okay? we love you :)
As someone who is currently trying to heal from a traumatic experience, my answer may be a tad biased, but here goes: Having a good support system helps a lot. This could be a therapist (if you choose therapy), or it could be a really good friend or just someone you trust. It's very hard to overcome these things on our own, so this is important. Also, personally for me, writing helps. I like to write poetry to express negative feelings in a positive way. Anyone is welcome to try that, too, but any other activity you enjoy is valid, too. Lastly, diaphragmatic breathing, meditation, and grounding techniques (this can be something like naming 5 things you see) are helpful.
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