Managing Trauma

April 23, 2014

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)
Family Therapy
Medication management
and more

Contact us at 541-868-2004 for a confidential conversation.

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