07 Jun Post-Pandemic: Turn Trauma Into Growth
It’s not easy experiencing trauma. However, experiencing trauma can lead to new beginnings.
You may have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. It’s a mental health condition that arises after a traumatic event, often characterized by flashbacks, severe anxiety, and disturbing thoughts.
Have you heard of post-traumatic growth? Post-traumatic growth is nothing new, even if you’ve never heard of it. And now, you may hear more about it as we exit the pandemic.
While any trauma can invoke a terrifying and debilitating response, it can also be a opportunity for positive change. In the best cases, it may even help lead to personal growth, strength, and resilience.
Post-traumatic growth happens when you’re able to transform trauma and use its adversity to your advantage.
The question is, how do you do it? Read on to find out.
We read blogs, social media posts, books, even experience seeing films of the effects of positive change coming from challenging circumstances.
As we open and begin our journey out from the pandemic, we are left with challenges such as homeschooling, loss of income, and health concerns, and so much more. Maybe you’ve experienced some of this.
We’re also seeing some positive changes over the past year in family relationships and understanding a greater appreciation for life. Maybe you’ve experienced this. The other experience that may have shifted for many is spiritual growth because of the pandemic trauma. Perhaps you experienced an improvement in mental health and your overall well-being. There are different responses to trauma for everyone.
Why some people grow from trauma while others are debilitated by it? The ones which grow from it may have one or more of the following:
- A strong support system
- Personality traits like being an extravert
- Open to developing new belief systems
Can anyone grow from trauma? And, can you use stressful events to foster a deeper appreciation for life?
The short answer is yes. Recognizing when your trauma impacts your day-to-day activities or your well-being is the first step to recovery. The next step is seeking out support beyond your family and friends.
Seeking out effective, evidence-based trauma treatments can be life-changing. The impact of finding the proper treatment for you or someone you know experiencing trauma can be like night and day in terms of healing and growing forward in your life with finding effective post-trauma recovery.
Being mindful that trauma impacts us differently. Some experience anxiety, depression, and grief, which means that treatment and recovery may differ for everyone.
It’s essential to recognize that some trauma may be too much to deal with on your own. In those cases, it’s vital to seek help from an accredited professional.
Here are a few holistic trauma treatments to consider:
Homeopathy is an excellent alternative in treating trauma. It helps improve mental conditions and enhancing the quality of life. Each potential remedy has unique attributes in assisting a person with their specific symptoms. Work with a Registered Homeopath to effectively treat cases trauma.
NLP has proven to be a practical approach to treating PTSD and emotional and psychological trauma. The NLP Systems is a mediation technique. Consult with a qualified NLP Provider to find out more on the benefits of NLP for various forms of trauma.
Hypnotherapy can be an excellent alternative for those struggling with traumatic symptoms and symptoms of other anxiety disorders. Hypnosis uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focuses attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness to release trauma.
Reiki is a core treatment for treating traumas because of its holistic approach to combating symptoms. A Reiki treatment helps with anxiety and trauma by bringing in a relaxed, calming peacefulness to the person, in which they can let go of the trauma and heal and grow.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a very effective trauma treatment. CBT usually involves talk therapy with a qualified therapist. The two most effective types of CBT for trauma are Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE).
If you or someone you know is experiencing any form of trauma, whether it be from the pandemic or otherwise, take the time and contact our Wellness WrxEpert at WrxConcerge book in a 15 complimentary consultation to help you find the treatment options you need to see growth, strength, and resilience and live a life of well-being you deserve.
Rose A. Weinberg, Founder, CWO, Cheif Wellness Officer WellnessWrx, Founder of The feelgood Company. Rose is a Author, Speaker, Registered Homeopath, Holistic Nutritionist, Reiki Master~Educator, and Full-filled Wife~Mom~Bubi~DogMom~DogBubi. She loves her family, home, martial arts, being playful, and feeling good!