Trauma! Not drama but trauma let’s talk about it. We always talk about the things to avoid, red flags, and toxicity but let’s talk about the aftermath of trauma. How do we survive trauma? How do we heal from pain that isn’t our fault? How do we live a life after dealing with a traumatic experience?
It’s important to be able to address and cope with life experiences. Essentially life experiences are what shapes us. Some traumatic experiences may be bigger and cut deeper than others but it’s still something that occurred in your life. Coping mechanisms are very important after facing a challenging experience. Here are some ways to start your healing process.
Therapy: It is sad that therapy is frowned upon but it is so helpful. Speaking to someone that is completely unbiased is a way to let things off your chest. Friends and family may be judgmental but a therapist doesn’t know you so they will help guide you.
Spirituality: whatever or whoever you believe in keep that faith alive. Look for ways that your spirit can be genuinely healed.
Forgiveness: Genuine forgiveness. People will say they forgave someone but in reality still resents them or have some negative feelings toward the person or situation. We know it’s cliche but forgiveness isn’t for the other person it’s for you. You don’t want to live with bitter feelings.
Turn that negative message into a powerful one. Your test will become your testimony. Once you overcome that pain and let go of all the negative you can start properly addressing the trauma. Once you are ready to help yourself your story can help others.