Will I ever stop feeling pain from my traumatic experience?
Last Updated: 12/20/2016 at 5:12am
Maryna Svitasheva, PhD. RP
Licensed Professional Counselor
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Yes , it is possible to stop feeling the pain from a traumatic experience , often we run away from pain , looking to avoid it in any way possible and since we keep avoiding it , it stays with us . Just like with every other emotion such as anger , sadness , hunger , happiness once we experience it fully it goes away overtime . The same is applicable to pain as well . I know it is easier said than done but allowing to let the pain flow through you will result in it your mind accepting it and over time it will stop , that's what i try to do and that's what i believe.
The pain of a traumatic experience sometimes feels like it'll last forever, but everything takes time. It's like a wound. You need to give it the attention it needs to heal properly. It hurts, but it does get better, as cliche as that sounds.
I believe that over time, the pain will become less and less, and it won't be as challenging to deal with. I think that it will never ever completely go away, but it will never always be so unbearably intense.
All pain takes time to get through, and yes it will get easier with help like therapy, or counseling. It will be a distant memory in time.
It really depends the nature of the trauma. Trauma is very difficult to heal from. It shocks and overloads the system. The nature of trauma is that it's too much for us to handle. There may come a time in our time, when given space and support that there is new prospective from the trauma, however some trauma can haunt us for the rest of our life. The important thing is to find your way to heal from trauma. I have healed a great deal of trauma and pain by my extensive research in psychology, human nature and emotions. It's more than research and knowledge though, it takes an extremely strong person to touch the depths of themselves and really face their trauma. Counselors and therapists are fantastic to aid in trauma healing. In the end you are the only one who decided if you heal or not, it's a very personal thing, no one can do it for you. The best way to start is to learn more about it.
In my experience, the pain from traumatic experience(s) can be reduced to the point where one no longer feels as though it is an open wound. It requires a process and certainly working at a pace that is correct for you. The impact on one's daily life slowly lessons and some choose to support others as they find their way. Reach out for support while you are processing. You are not alone.
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