Five Steps to Cope with Fear after Trauma

Five Steps to Cope with Fear after Trauma

Five Steps to Cope with Fear after Trauma

Coping with traumatic events can be difficult at any age.  No matter who you are, you may have trouble learning how to cope with life after trauma.  When you are fearful or anxious about moving into the future after trauma, you ne dot know that it is okay to ask for help.  In fact, seeking help from a professional in men’s and women’s therapy in Winter Garden can help you illuminate your true emotions and learn how to manage and cope with them.  These are a few ways that you can cope with fear after trauma.

Be Patient

When you have experienced a traumatic event, you may be in shock for a while after the occurrence.  Depending on the severity of your trauma, you may even be in recovery for a period before you can return to your normal life.  Be patient with the recovery process and devote yourself to being healthy before you try to take on too many responsibilities.  Allow yourself the time to heal.

Expect Changes in Your Mood

After you go through a trauma, you should expect some changes in your mood.  In fact, many people that are coping with the aftermath of trauma experience a range of symptoms that can occur at any time.  Some of these symptoms include the inability to concentrate, sleep problems, irrational fears or anxiety, and overall uneasiness.  Listen to your body and respond to these changes as they occur.

Spend Time with People You Trust

When you surround yourself with trustworthy people, you will start to feel less uneasy about moving on after a trauma.  Do not be afraid to spend some extra time around the people that you feel comfortable with, like close relatives and friends.  Consider having them stay with you until you are comfortable on your own two feet.  When you are coping with trauma, you will need a community of people to rely on to get you through it.

Take Care of Your Health

When you are struggling to cope after a trauma, you may forget to take care of yourself.  Eating healthy, exercising, and seeking the help you need may become more difficult, as it may not seem like much of a priority anymore.  However, it is imperative that you take care of your health so that you can keep your body and mind as healthy as possible as you recover.

Seek Help from a Professional

When coping becomes too difficult to bear, you should consider reaching out to the professionals for help and support.  They will work with you to understand your emotions and feelings about the trauma, and they will provide you with coping strategies that are specific to your needs.

These are some of the ways that you can cope with fear after you have experienced traumatic events in your life.  To hear more about coping strategies that fit your individual experience, contact our professionals in men’s and women’s therapy in Winter Garden to schedule an appointment today.

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.