"Healing from trauma is a different process for each person. As a trauma-focused therapist I never tell my clients to do anything that I haven"t tried or use regularly in my life. I have learned over the years through experience, research, feedback from clients and insights from other professional"s successful ways of healing emotional wounds as well as managing persistent stress. What I share with you here is both cutting edge and tried-and-true techniques for healing.
TRAUMA TIP #1
Sleep is the number one way our body heals itself. Did you know that between the hours of 10:00 pm-12:00 am are the most rejuvenate hours for our body? A few tips to think about to help with sleep include:
Stop drinking fluids about 4 hours before going to bed. This reduces the need to use the restroom in the middle of the night.
If you wake up and can"t go back to bed easily, listen to a book on tape or through audible.com. This is less stimulating to the brain than listening to music.
Some people with trauma or overactive nervous systems like to use a weighted blanket. Research is showing that deep pressure stimulation can help reduce autonomic arousal. Weighted blankets are also helpful for people experiencing chronic pain and anxiety.
TRAUMA TIP #2
"Meditation for working through Post-Traumatic Stress isn"t about relaxing. It is about slowly guiding you back into the body, while at the same time helping you to hold enough space for yourself in awareness so that you can face what comes up for you.
As you grow into awareness your space opens up, clarity comes to you, and your suffering lessens.
These trauma care meditations take you beyond solid trauma-informed knowledge; they are your next step in working through the complexity of Trauma, PTSD, and CPTSD.""
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