What is trauma?
Any event that leaves a person in shock, denial, or gives them petrifying flashbacks is referred to as trauma. It can either be a broken relationship, sexual abuse, an accident, or maybe a natural disaster. The afterthoughts and flashbacks of these occurrences are what we define as trauma.
What happens in your body when you’ve been traumatized?
When a person is traumatized, they undergo a lot of mental and physical changes. For instance, the fight or flight response of a person’s body is activated. This causes high blood pressure, stomachaches, loss of appetite, and severe bodily pains.
Methods that help to work through trauma
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
After a traumatic experience, the brain’s actual configuration gets changed due to the shocks and stress. An EMDR therapy session makes you focus on a moving light while making you remember your traumatic experience.
The memory becomes less upsetting when you are distracted, and the intervals in moving the light help to re-calibrate your brain’s circuitry side-by-side.
Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy hypnotizes you. Yes! You feel asleep, but you are fully awake and conscious of your surroundings. In this trance, your therapist can guide your traumatic experiences and walk you through them with feeling less anxiety or depression.
This way, a person can become one with their traumatic memories and easily dissociate with Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder, helping him lessen his stress.
Another method to induce a trance and relax is known as Holotropic Breathwork therapy. This requires you to breathe while lying down and listening to music rapidly. This helps the brain to soothe down and become less aggressive towards stressful thoughts.
This therapy trains you to relax and get better control over your emotions, which helps you to eradicate your violent sensations towards traumatic memories.
Psychedelic therapy uses drugs to cure. No, not the regular ones. These drugs cause hallucinations and induce relaxation in the mind and body.
This therapy helps cure a person’s PTSD by re-calibrating the distorted wiring in the brain, giving him sensations of joy, peace, and happiness. People also report having spiritual awakenings during this course, which helped them cure their post-traumatic stress disorders.
Tapping (also known as EFT tapping) is an acupressure technique used to relax your body and connect with your lost and distorted energy. The therapy works by applying a specific amount of pressure on the body’s meridian points while reciting some statements repeatedly.
This causes the body to relax and gain energy from its surroundings to restore its former capacity and help the body to recover. This cures PTSD symptoms like anxiety, stress, and agitation.
We sincerely wish that no one goes through post-traumatic disorders. But, if you’re a brave soul going through one, these therapies will suffice. Furthermore, remember that there is no shame in asking for help. Healing by any means necessary is important as beautifully said: “If you never heal from what hurt you, then you’ll bleed on people who didn’t cut you.”