25 TIPS after Trauma

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We have been offering care and training after trauma since 1999. In our work we hear from many survivors and professionals who want simple tips for dealing with the impact of trauma– right now. Seems reasonable! Here are just a few that we have gathered. Remember, everyone is different so use whatever seems to fit you and try out some that you are not sure about, you might be surprised.

Starting with our 25 TIPS after Trauma might be just the right thing to help you feel like you are more at ease right now.

After spending the past two weeks consulting with a policing organization around a violent incident in the community, it reminded me that we can all be impacted by an unexpected incident. In order to do our best after trauma we need to remain open to healthy approaches that can help us cope, grow and recover after a difficult event. We hope that this list will be helpful to you in your trauma recovery.

We believe that learning to become resilient in response to trauma requires a daily approach that allows you to replenish and find a core of calm in the storm.

Sometimes an after-trauma response can feel like harnessing wild horses, especially when you experience all the physiological symptoms that go along with a post-trauma response (i.e., rapid heart rate; shallow breathing; sweating; tension in our bodies).

This list is not meant to be a substitute for skilled trauma therapy just a supplement but rather a tool to use to keep you on track and moving forward. Please recognize that there are many trained professionals skilled in post-trauma care and treatment approaches that can help. If you feel you need more assistance then please take the time find someone you can work with who has a background in trauma informed care practice.

We hope that our 25 Trauma Recovery TIPS will be a useful tool for you.
Wishing you a gentle journey in your trauma recovery, Dr. Anna B. Baranowsky & the TI Team www.ticlearn.com & www.whatisptsd.com



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