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3 ways to re-shape your nervous system after trauma

Published on Feb 22, 2024 05:01 PM IST
  • From playing and enjoying silly moments to experiencing solitude, here are a few ways to re-shape the nervous system after trauma.
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When we experience trauma, the nervous system gets into fight or flight mode. In order to make the nervous system feel safe and relaxed, we need to ensure that we are in a situation that is healthy for us. "Starting slow is crucial, often times I will first have clients visualizing doing things prior to even doing them, especially if they are in a Dorsal Vagal state," wrote Therapist Amber Trejo. Here are a few ways to re-shape the nervous system after trauma.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 22, 2024 05:01 PM IST

When we experience trauma, the nervous system gets into fight or flight mode. In order to make the nervous system feel safe and relaxed, we need to ensure that we are in a situation that is healthy for us. "Starting slow is crucial, often times I will first have clients visualizing doing things prior to even doing them, especially if they are in a Dorsal Vagal state," wrote Therapist Amber Trejo. Here are a few ways to re-shape the nervous system after trauma.(Unsplash)

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Solitude is an important way to make the nervous system feel relaxed and start enjoying our own company. It also helps in addressing difficult emotions. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 22, 2024 05:01 PM IST

Solitude is an important way to make the nervous system feel relaxed and start enjoying our own company. It also helps in addressing difficult emotions. (Unsplash)

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However, solitude can be difficult for childhood trauma survivors, as being alone can trigger a lot of emotions. We need to start slow. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 22, 2024 05:01 PM IST

However, solitude can be difficult for childhood trauma survivors, as being alone can trigger a lot of emotions. We need to start slow. (Unsplash)

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For trauma survivors, it can be difficult to imagine themselves in playful situations where they are completely at ease with themselves. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 22, 2024 05:01 PM IST

For trauma survivors, it can be difficult to imagine themselves in playful situations where they are completely at ease with themselves. (Unsplash)

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But playing and enjoying silly moments in lives can help trauma survivors feel better and connect with their inner child. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 22, 2024 05:01 PM IST

But playing and enjoying silly moments in lives can help trauma survivors feel better and connect with their inner child. (Unsplash)

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Finding people to feel safe with and connecting with them on an emotional level can make trauma survivors start trusting people all over again.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 22, 2024 05:01 PM IST

Finding people to feel safe with and connecting with them on an emotional level can make trauma survivors start trusting people all over again.(Unsplash)

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