This post is about psychological trauma.
Psychological trauma can be challenging, but there are ways to cope and stay positive and strong.
In this blog post, we’ll explore helpful tips and strategies for dealing with psychological trauma, so you can feel better and return to your awesome self!
1. Stay Connected with Friends and Family.
Staying connected with friends and family is essential for coping with psychological trauma. When I experienced this type of trauma after an abusive relationship ended, I needed to surround myself with positive people who would lift me up and did not tear me down.
Talking to people you trust and care about you can help you feel less alone and more supported.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed, whether it’s a hug, a listening ear, or help with the housework.
2. Self-Care Strategies to Help Manage Psychological Trauma
Taking care of yourself is another important way to cope with psychological trauma.
Sometimes it is the last thing you feel like doing; getting out of bed can be hard enough, let alone thinking about self-care. However, just one small step each day, such as making sure you take a shower and look after your hygiene or going for a walk to help clear your mind, these small things each day builds you towards your overall healing.
Try getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and exercising regularly. You can also try relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or yoga to help you feel calmer and more centred.
3. Find Things that Make You Happy.
Doing things that make you happy is a great way to boost your mood and stay positive. Whether playing with your pet, drawing, reading or listening to music, find things that make you feel good and make time for them in your day.
I know that going to the beach and admiring the blue hues of the ocean, along with listening to the waves crashing, brings me so much peace and happiness.
This was imperative during my healing from a psychologically traumatising relationship. The beach helped me heal. I even scheduled it in my calendar as an appointment so I would know that it was super important.
4. Talk to a Professional to Heal from Psychological Trauma.
If you’re feeling upset or scared and it’s hard to cope, it’s okay to talk to a professional. A psychologist or counsellor can help you work through your feelings and develop coping strategies for psychological trauma.
I loved speaking with my psychologist every other week during my healing journey. It helped me gain greater insight into the situation and helped re-train my brain to think more positively.
My self-esteem had been shattered after the psychologically abusive relationship, so I needed that little bit of extra professional help with retraining my thought processes.
Remember: You’re Strong and Resilient!
Finally, it’s important to remember that you’re strong and resilient. Even though it might be hard, you can get through this. Keep reminding yourself of your strengths and accomplishments.
You can deal with psychological trauma and come out the other side even stronger!
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