The Truth about Trauma
70% of adults in the US have experienced some form of trauma in their lifetime. A vast majority of the depression, anxiety and even relationship issues we treat can be traced back to trauma as a contributing factor.
Here’s what you can do:
- Acknowledge that you have been through traumatic events. It DID happen.
- Connect with others, especially those who may have shared the stressful event or experienced other trauma.
- Exercise – try jogging, aerobics, bicycling, walking or more.
- Relax – try yoga, stretching, massage, warm baths, sauna, or meditation.
- Take up music, art or other healthy diversions.
- Maintain balanced diet and sleep cycles.
- Avoid over-using stimulants like caffeine, sugar and nicotine.
- Commit to something personally meaningful and important every day.
- Write about your experience for yourself or to share with others.
- Be patient with yourself
- Remind yourself that your emotional experience now may NOT be the result of the present, but a PAST experience.
Eugene Therapy offers the following treatments:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Contact us at 541-868-2004 for a confidential conversation.