Coping with Trauma
This is a sensitive topic for many. There’s a lot of confusion and unknowns about trauma. There are some thoughts about trauma having to be visual like an accident, a violent crime. These incidents are some of many but trauma is passed down from generation to generation via our DNA. You see, trauma alters our DNA. It changes chemical balances in our guts, neurons in our brains. It causes you to feel on edge when you’re calm.
It’s so complex. A way to cope with trauma is by identifying your triggers. What makes you jumpy, irritable, anxious? Once, you know what that is, you can focus on how your body feels. Are you safe when feeling all of these emotions? Can we focus on breathing and being present?
What are some ways you deal with trauma?