Post-Trauma: Recovering From a Personal Injury

injured man with crutches with woman walking away from wheelchairAny traumatic event or a natural disaster does more than just damaging a property or a person’s physique. What’s worse than physical damage? Emotional toll, of course, as it results in a wide range of negative emotions. If it takes a lot of time to rebuild and repair a house or a building, the same goes in terms of recovering emotionally and rebuilding lives.

Here are some things to remember when dealing with your own emotional stress, or if you have a loved one who’s suffering from it:

Avoid thinking obsessively about the traumatic event

Painful experiences, when relieved repetitively, overwhelm your nervous system. It only makes it more difficult for a person to think clearly.

Ignoring your or one’s feelings will just slow the healing process

It might seem like a good idea to not talk about the disastrous event, but whether you pay attention to the emotions or not, these emotions still exist. Intense feelings will only pass if you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you’re feeling.

People have different reactions towards traumatic events and disasters

Don’t ever think that there’s a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to respond, because there isn’t. You should never tell yourself, or anyone else, what you should be feeling, doing and thinking.

If you really want to get rid of your emotional stress, you may do these things:

Move

Exercise helps in releasing endorphins and calming the nervous system. T