People all over the world experience emotional trauma and are affected by it. When we lose someone that meant something powerful to us, we might feel that we are heartbroken or that we have lost our security. Our world can tear apart, and this can cause us to feel sad and depressed.
We might have gone through things in our environment that caused us to be afraid. Maybe we saw a natural disaster or some form of terrorism. If this has happened to you, even if it didn’t harm you, it might have caused you to have emotional trauma.
There are some symptoms of emotional trauma that include:
- Bad health.
- Break up.
- Changing a job.
- Losing a job.
- Having no financial security.
- Not having a home.
- Having a miscarriage.
- Losing a child.
- Losing a friend.
- Losing a parent.
- Losing a pet.
- Having unfulfilled dreams.
- Having a sick loved one.
- Being sick.
- Losing a friend.
- Feeling unsafe after a trauma.
- Selling the childhood home.
When you have had any emotional trauma, you might begin to feel secluded and disconnected with the world around you. You may experience physical ailments like hard to sleep and anxiety attacks.
Emotional trauma can cause people to stop trusting others and can cause people to want to be alone. It can cause people to feel unsafe and to have long bouts of fear.
When trauma comes, it can cause you to experience psychological problems and will bring on memories that are not good. This can cause you to react to the emotional trauma. These emotions can bring on physical and mental illness.
Trauma can cause your minds and our bodies to be in shock and can cause us to disconnect with our souls. When this happens, it can cause us to have emotional problems in the future and cause us not to be have or react rationally.
When we experience trauma, we sometimes experience different emotional responses such as:
- Being overly aroused.
- Post-traumatic Stress.
- Staying away from friends.
- Feelings of guilt.
- Feelings of anger.
- Feelings of shame.
- Feelings of depression.
- Having bad self-image.
- Sexual insecurity.
- Drug abuse
- Alcohol abuse.
Emotional responses can make us feel that we are losing control and can cause us to feel like a failure.
When trauma has caused harm to our bodies, this can bring on even stronger emotions and can cause people to have deep emotional pains and situations such as nightmares, sleep disorders, panic attacks, anger, disorientation and emotional stress.
When emotional trauma is not treated, it can cause:
- Impulsive actions.
- Substance abuse.
- Lack of sex.
- Not able to make friends.
- Feeling threatened or scared.
When you have emotional trauma, you have a hard time focusing and you feel that the world is bad. This can cause you to not be able to go out of your house and it can cause you not to be able to heal. This can cause fear that weakens you and makes you not even able to get out of bed.
It is important to try to heal and try to get back on your feet, no matter what you have went through.
Take time to heal and let yourself recover. Don’t feel too proud to need help. There is nothing wrong with you, it just takes time to heal and process things.
Allow your friends and family to give you support. If you need to, see a therapist. They are there to listen to you and will not judge you. Allow them to talk about your past and bring up memories.
If you cannot open up to family or friends, get professional help. See a trauma counselor and let them help you work through your problems.
Meditate in a quiet place and get rid of your negative thoughts. Allow yourself to have peace and accept what ha happened. Let the body have a moment of peace and rest.
Go out of your house and move. This releases endorphins that can make you feel better about yourself and your surroundings. Try yoga or going for a walk. Do whatever you can to stop feeling stressed and worried. Learn to have joy again.
Let your feelings go and embrace the feelings from the past. Love yourself enough to let yourself heel. Your thoughts will not go away if you keep holding on to them.
T-Trust who you are and let people help you.
R-Recovery is the most important step.
A-Attend to your needs.
U-Understand what you are going through and don’t blame yourself.
M-Meditate and move.
A-Accept that you deserve to be healed and recognize this is possible for you.