The Real You Counselling

CounsellOR nEAR WINCHESTER, Hampshire

Trauma impacts our bodies

The impact of trauma is both physical and psychological.

Common effects of trauma include flashbacks, panic attacks, and dissociation.

Unexpressed emotions make us ill as we feel our emotions through our body rather than as a feeling.

Unresolved trauma is linked to increased risk of strokes, heart disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, certain cancers, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, frequent colds and infections.

Unresolved trauma also effects the way we perceive ourselves effecting our self esteem, sleep problems and feeling anxious or depressed.


Is it possible to heal from trauma?

YES, and here some possible techniques you can use.

Mindfulness helps to focus our attention on being present.

Grounding is like an anchor for us to get back into our bodies while it also reducing levels of cortisol.

Relaxational techniques to breathe, spend time in nature to connect with your surroundings and self care - be kinder to yourself.

Increased daily activities releasing endorphins through exercise and new experiences.

Social connection with others engaging in leisure activities together.

Good rest, sleep possibly playing soothing sounds, soft light or have a comforter, and include more foods that decrease inflammation - omega- 3...

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