Triggers of trauma can be found and experienced everywhere in life. These triggers can be obvious to each individual, or completely unnoticeable and unknown, until it’s too late. Flashbacks and overwhelming emotions, thoughts and feelings overpower your entire being, quite often in a situation that’s not exactly optimal for having such an experience. There are a several options for processing and learning coping mechanisms and skills to overcome trauma, no matter when it occurred in your life.
For some people, going to regular therapy sessions with a trusted and licensed therapist is sufficient enough to allow time to process, grieve and work through the sharp edges and difficult feelings brought on by traumatic events. If you need more of a focused approach, and need closer and more directed help with accountability, structure and someone to talk to when times are hard, going through the process at a recovery facility, and finding information on sites like SandysPlace.com to get the proper care, attention and expertise takes bravery, perseverance, self love, dedication and grit. Going through therapy, or through the process at a proper treatment facility, can be absolutely life changing for most people.
Some people are able to successfully turn to hobbies like arts and crafts, exercising, going on hikes, traveling, journaling, working all the time or other things to take their mind off of traumas and addictions. Others may be in need of more clinical and professionally monitored and administered treatment options. Trained, professional and kind staff are in place to help with counseling, therapy medical needs, mental health needs and more. Whatever your need, there are resources for you, with a quick ask of a medical professional and a quick google search, you can find options to consider and decide what is best for your life.
Simply having someone to listen to you, and hold space with you, to help you to feel heard and seen, and to hold you accountable to your emotional goals can make a world of difference when the world gets to be too much. While the memories and effects of traumatic experiences never goes away, and indeed these traumatic experiences do help shape who we are and what drives us as adults, the rough and sharp edges of feelings that come up and overpower our lives with triggers one day, can be worked through and smoothed down to a much more manageable level, with the right attention, effort, processing and focus into place. We are all here to help each other make it through this beautiful life when our challenges need the help of others.