How To Deal With Trauma

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In life, we all try to do our best for ourselves and our loved ones. But sometimes life does not go as planned, some superpower intervenes and crushes our big beautiful dreams and plans. And being strong and accept it all is not always an easy option. We often lose ourselves to such situations or incidents and might end up in a trauma which not only affects us but also everything that touches us. This mental state in which we get stuck is known as PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder.

How To Deal With Trauma

What Is Ptsd?

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event either experienced or witnessed by the person. And it casts shadows over their mind in form of flashbacks, nightmares, and fear and causes severe anxiety, stress, paranoia as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Mostly, people face temporary difficulty in adjusting and coping with the after-effects of a traumatic event, and with time and good care, get better. But if symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with the day-to-day functioning it may be a case of PTSD.

How To Help Someone In Trauma

The only thing worse than seeing your loved ones suffer is, not being able to help them even after knowing what they are going through. And mental trauma is one such place where we can see someone trapped in, but cannot rescue them since they have closed all doors on us.

Trying is definitely an option and here are a few things you can do to help someone in trauma:

  • Try to talk to them, hear out their feelings and thoughts. But make sure not to pressurize them into talking or force yourself upon them.
  • Behave normally with them, the way you used to be together. Don’t be extra considerate or sweet as it might act as a reminder that something bad is getting them all this extra love and support.
  • Let them decide what to talk about, what to do and how to do things. Sometimes we might think that we know better and can want to plan a few things but even with good intentions it cannot be predicted what might become hurtful or can end up making things worse
  • Be a good listener. The more time you will give them to pour their feelings out the more beneficial it will be.
  • Be patient and calm and do not rush them into healing. Inner healing takes a lot more time than outer healing and some wounds are better off untouched. So give it time.

How To Self Heal From Trauma


Helping ourselves is always one step harder than helping others because it lacks motivation and fear of losing a loved one. Anyway, we ignore ourselves enough, but that ignorance turns into something harmful when we start ignoring ourselves in our desperate times.

How To Self Heal From Trauma

self-healing after going through a traumatic event is difficult yet necessary for a healthy and stable life.

To help yourself start with trying to know and understand the situation better and follow these few things:

  • Distance yourself from anything and everything causing that trauma to continue haunting you. Sometimes when something cannot be removed from our lives the least we can do is go far from them.
  • Try to confide in a person you trust. though trusting can become an issue, try talking and sharing your feelings with a loved one whom you can trust and can easily open up to.
  • Try to stay calm and patient. Anything can be won over with time and patience even your inner battles. Do not let others decide for you and rush you into healing meanwhile trying to maintain your peace of mind.
  • Avoid stress and worries. If you are not able to avoid your thoughts try to deviate from them and change your course of thinking.
  • Practice relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises. The more relaxed and thoughtless our mind will be the better.
  • Indulge different outdoor activities that can help you exercise as well as socialize.
  • Avoid alcohol, drugs, and smoking. Being under influence will only make the situation worse by giving you a temporary escape from your problems.
  • Accept and move on. Acceptance is the first step to moving on. Whatever has happened and the damage it has caused might be irreversible but there is no other option than to move forward.
  • If you get any weird and self-harm ideas please seek proper help.

Life is a gift and whatever it packs should be lived and enjoyed fully.

Be safe and healthy inside out. We hope this article will help you have a better understanding of this mental health condition and will prove useful.

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