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Practical Tips On Recovering From A Traumatic Experience.

November 25, 2018 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comAt some point or another, everybody goes through an emotional or traumatic experience in their lives. Whether that be due to a horrific accident, or perhaps you’ve lost someone close to you. Regardless of what it was that you went through, the road to recovery isn’t always as simple as taking a few days to yourself. Overcoming a traumatic experience whether it be physically or mentally takes more than you may think, so check out these tips on recovering from a traumatic experience so that you can get back to normal as soon as possible.

Admitting you need some support is the first step into recovering from something that’s affected your life in a great way. Your first port of call should always be your GP, but if you feel like you need even more support, confiding in someone you trust is also a good idea. They can attend Doctors appointments with you, help you through any therapy, and even just be there on the other end of the phone if needed.

If the cause of your traumatic experience was due to an accident, another thing that you should be investigating is whether or not you’re entitled to compensation. This is especially important if the accident has left you disabled in some way, and if the accident wasn’t your fault. If you’ve answered yes to both of those things, it might be time to seek some advice from an accident attorney. This website can give you more information on what to expect if you do decide to get in contact to see if you’re entitled to anything.

Once you have all of that out of the way, it’s time to concentrate on you, so we’ve come up with some ways in which you can relax, rejuvenate, and slowly bring yourself back to the person you were before (as much as possible).

  • Losing someone close to you.


If you’re suffering from the loss of a loved one, it’s important to know that it’s okay to take time to grieve. Many people are expected to bounce back and continue with their lives soon after the loss of someone close to them. While life does go on, it’s also okay to grieve and it’s important to allow yourself to do that. Failure to do so could leave pent up emotions just waiting to burst out when everything gets too much.

  • Having an accident that changes the way you live your life

Sometimes being in an accident can leave you in such a way that you will have to completely change the way you live your life. Loss of a limb or the use of part of your body can greatly affect your life. It’s important to firstly take time to accept the change that’s happened, and seek therapy if needed. Then it’s time to make the changes needed so that you’re able to live as independently as possible

  • Witnessing something that leaves you in shock

Being left traumatised doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve been involved in an accident. Sometimes simply witnessing something can leave a person traumatised, and they may find it just as difficult to overcome. It’s important to try and avoid any media stories about the thing that you’ve witnessed so that you’re not reliving it over again, and much alike above, it’s important to know when you need to seek therapy or see a Doctor about the possibility of PTSD.

It’s also important to recognise that even if you haven’t been physically hurt, it doesn’t mean that the way you’re feeling is invalid. Mental health problems can stem from people that are trying to hide the fact that something has traumatised them. We’ve come up with some ways in which you can help recover mentally other than seeking therapy:

Spend time with friends

They say that laughter is the best medicine, so gather your friends and spend some quality time with them as much as possible. It’s incredible how much having a strong support group around you can do for your general well being. Perhaps you could arrange a day out with your friends or a night on the town to help forget what’s happened and begin feeling more like you again?

Treat yourself to a pampering session

While having people around you during a difficult time is very helpful, sometimes taking time to be alone and concentrating on yourself is all the soul needs to recover. Treating yourself to a pampering session by having a nutritious meal, taking a warm bath, relaxing with a good book and having an early night will do you the world of good.

Get away for a little while

It can be difficult to get over something traumatic when you’re spending a lot of time where it all happened, and if you’re struggling to face each day it might be time to take yourself away for a little while. Perhaps you could stay at a family members house, or take yourself on vacation so that you can give your mind a chance to heal.

Avoid anything that reminds you of your experience

Finally, much like above it’s difficult being around anything that reminds you of what happened. Wherever possible, avoid anything that reminds you of your experience. Perhaps something traumatic happened at work? Take an extended leave from work or consider finding a new job so that you can move on from what happened and look forward to the rest of your life.

Staff Writer; Lamont Hall

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