When you experience an intensely frightening, stressful, or painful event such as an accident, disaster, or abuse, the emotional effects usually resolve in time. If you’ve been through a traumatic event in your life, you may have worked to cope with it long after it ended. Often, people can process their feelings without professional intervention, but sometimes they might need a little help to work through them.
Emotional healing is essential to helping you feel better, and there are a lot of things you can do to kindle it within yourself. While this article is not intended to advise you on medical or mental issues, it provides information that might be helpful to those still working through their feelings after a distressing event. If you’ve been through something like this, please reach out for help from those qualified to assess your situation.
6 Tips for Emotional Healing after Traumatic Events
Going through an emotionally intense experience may leave you feeling sad, lonely, fearful, angry, anxious, or bring up distressing memories. Emotional healing refers to your ability to process your feelings about that experience — and your ability to move on from what has happened to you.
The following tips might help you to process your feelings, potentially in conjunction with therapy or other professional assistance (including energy healing), if needed.
Be patient with yourself Depending on the seriousness of your situation, it may take days, weeks, or months for you to acknowledge and learn to live with what has happened to you. If you have lost someone close to you, allow yourself time to grieve. You may even go through a grieving process after losing a job, relationship, or expectation of how you thought your life would turn out.
Connect with people who understand Joining a group of others or talking with a friend who has been through an experience similar to yours can help you feel less isolated. Feeling understood by someone else may be essential to your emotional healing.
Share your feelings Your family and friends might not know what to say to help you feel better, but it might be most helpful for them just to listen. Let yourself cry — it can be very cathartic and emotionally healing.
Embrace your routine A traumatic experience might throw your routine off at first. But as soon as you’re ready, try to get back to your regular routine. Meal times, exercise, errands, and work (if possible) can help you begin to feel normal again.
Do what you used to do If you’ve always enjoyed lunch dates with your best friend or playing tennis with your brother, try to resume these things. Even if you don’t want to talk about what you’ve been through, getting back to things you normally enjoy can be part of your emotional healing process.
Release Trapped Emotions Work alone or with a practitioner to release trapped emotions using the Emotion Code®. This could help you rid yourself of emotional baggage from the traumatic experience. It could also help you release any other emotional energies that have been with you for a while and may be hurting your ability to deal with the traumatic experience you had.
What Not to Do
Along with these tips that could aid your emotional healing after difficult experiences, there are some things you might want to avoid doing. For one thing, the old adage of not “bottling up” your feelings holds true here — it’s important to let your feelings out. While you’re suffering, it’s often best not to make any major life decisions, such as moving, changing jobs, or relationships. Also, please be careful not to use any kind of substance like alcohol or drugs to help you escape your distress. Try talking to a friend or a professional instead!
Energy Healing for Emotional Healing
Along with any required professional help, emotional healing tools (such as those available with energy healing), may help you deal with the effects of distressing experiences. For example, the Emotion Code® could help you release negative emotional energy — including trapped emotions or a Heart-Wall® — that may be related to the intense emotional experience you had. Other practices like meditation, mindfulness, and physical activity could help improve your outlook and combat the negativity that could complicate your recovery process.
None of us are immune from experiencing challenging times. But being emotionally healthy to begin with may help you with the emotional healing you need after a difficult experience. Energy healing and other practices that boost your sense of well-being can leave you better equipped to recover when bad things happen.
A Powerful Story of Energy Healing after a Tragic Event — from One of Our Practitioners
Excerpt submitted by Emotion Code and Body Code Practitioner Hazel Markou
“I find myself having to apply strong self-control when people speak about their aches and pains, stresses, sleeping problems etc. I have to stop myself from continually saying ‘the Body Code can help you with that’ because I recognize that I could be sounding like a broken record. However, if someone has been affected by tragedy, I make no apologies for shouting out ‘THE BODY CODE CAN HELP!’ In my experience, anyone who is affected by tragedy can be helped with energy healing.
I had a client who called me for the first time when she’d been incapable of holding a conversation with anyone without bursting into tears for several days after experiencing a tragedy. I did one Body Code session with her focussed on clearing the underlying energies causing her crying. This allowed her, from that point forward, to speak without breaking down. During the following three sessions her healing progress was amazing to experience.
Some find the idea of hearing what emotions are being released too painful to contemplate and for them, the ability to book a remote session and have the summary emailed across afterward for them to tuck away and then read at some later point if they want to, is a wonderful bonus of working with The Emotion Code or The Body Code.”
Energy healing tools can help support you while you process a traumatic event. However, if you experience persistent and lasting effects following a traumatic event, we highly recommend reaching out to a professional therapist to help you recover.