When you experience unexpected, sudden and stressful events, you react to them. Your reaction are normal reactions to an abnormal event.
There are 2 types of unexpected, stressful, traumatic experiences:
- Stressful experiences that involve physical threats:
- Accidents (car crashes, surgeries, explosions, etc)
- War, terrorism, torture, genocide, etc
- Earthquakes, flods, etc
- Harrassment, rape, abuse
- Stressful experiences that involve emotional threats:
- Failure, etc
Here are some of the stress reactions you may have after a traumatic experience:
- Inturisive, unwanted thoughts or visions of the event
- Recurrent dreams about the event
- Feeling disturbed or stressed when recalling the event
- Physical reactions such as nausea, sweat, trembling, pulpitation when recalling the event
- Avoidance of distressing memories, thoughts, people, places
- Not remembering a particular part of the event or having a vague, blurred memory of it
- Very negative beliefs and perception about self or the world
- Feelings of guilt, fear and anxiety
- Feelings of detachment and estrangement
- Loss of positive emotions such as joy, hope, satisfaction, love etc.
Psychological help for traumatic experiences is crucial.
- It helps with the very disturbing level of stress. This eventually helps going back to previous self and functionality.
- It focuses on the past to help heal the psychological wounds. But it also focuses on the present and future to be able to make meaning of life again and build a meaningful narrative.
- It provides support which helps you deal with the pain and recover from it.
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