happy woman after therapy
  • January 26, 2024
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Trauma can leave its mark, etching pain and fear onto our lives. It shakes our sense of safety, leaving us feeling broken and vulnerable. But within each of us lies an incredible capacity for resilience – the ability to bounce back from adversity and grow stronger through challenges. Building resilience after trauma is not about erasing the past, but about learning to live with it, finding meaning in our experiences, and discovering the strength we never knew we possessed.

Although the journey might feel overwhelming, here are some of the key steps to help you build resilience after trauma:

1. Acknowledge & validate your emotions. Your feelings are real and deserve space, as bottling up emotions can hinder healing. Allow yourself to grieve, express anger, or feel sadness without judgment.

2. Seek support and connection. Reach out to trusted friends, family, or a trauma therapist. Sharing your experience can ease the burden and offer strength from shared understanding.

3. Practice self-care. Prioritise your well-being. Regular exercise, healthy eating, and quality sleep nourish your body and mind, creating a foundation for healing. Engage in activities you enjoy, even if it’s just a small pleasure such as reading or spending time in nature.

4. Challenge negative thoughts. Trauma can often fuel self-doubt and blame. Practice mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques to identify and challenge negative thought patterns. Replace them with affirmations and self-compassion.

5. Find meaning and purpose. Reconnect with your values and what gives your life meaning. This could be through volunteering, pursuing hobbies, or helping others who have experienced similar struggles.

6. Celebrate small victories. Healing is a process, not a destination. Acknowledge and celebrate your progress, no matter how small – every step forward, every moment of courage, builds your resilience.

Online Trauma Counselling

Remember, healing after trauma takes time and dedication. Be patient with yourself, and reach out for professional help if needed. Here at Aguilera Psychology, we offer online trauma therapy customised to your unique needs. Our experienced trauma counsellor Dr Kat Aguilera provides a safe and supportive space for you to process your experiences, build coping mechanisms, and rediscover your inner strength. We offer flexible schedules and modalities to make therapy accessible and convenient.

Speak to Our Trauma Therapist

Contact us today on 07919911501 or info@aguilerapsychology.co.uk, to learn more about how we can support your journey towards healing and resilience.