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 major trauma in your life, you may have worked to cope with it long after it ended. Most 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 traumatic event. If you’ve been through something like this, please reach out for help from those qualified to assess your situation.

Emotional Healing After Trauma

For the purposes of this article, the word trauma refers to a traumatic or intensely difficult experience. These experiences may make you feel 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 trauma you’ve just experienced. Practicing this energy healing tool regularly may help you keep things in check.

What Not to Do

Along with these tips that could aid your emotional healing after trauma, 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. Also, while you’re suffering it’s probably 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. Talk to a friend or get some therapy instead.

Emotional healing after a traumatic experience is critical to your ability to move on. Seek counseling or other help where necessary. Energy healing tools like The Emotion Code can help support you while you learn to cope with stress and trauma.