Everyone deals with traumatic events differently. While some can process the incident and put it behind them, others have a difficult time transitioning back to a normal life. In humans, the mind can get “stuck” in alert mode, making it impossible to feel safe or relaxed. Trauma disorders are nothing to be taken lightly.
Many people respond to trauma with silence. It can be difficult to process your feelings after a tragedy, and harder still to try and put them into words. Worse still, as others around you seem to move on from the incident, your own feelings about it may worsen, and you will start to wonder why you seem to be the only person who still cares. You may also start to feel mistrusting of others without even realizing it, bottling in fears and anxiety out of fear that your feelings will be considered “ridiculous.”
Learning to trust people in your recovery environment will allow you to come to terms with your traumatic event and start discussing it. Accepting support from others in the recovery group can lead to meaningful breakthroughs and provide a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Talking through your feelings will help your mind to let go of them instead of holding them in until they devolve into destructive behaviors. We proudly serve all Arizona, Phoenix, and Tucson.