Welcome to Recover Resilience! Kimmy Gerred, CCTP is a Clinical Certified Trauma Professional. Also, a Board Certified Christian Counsellor by the American Association Of Christian Counselling, a Certified Wellness Coach and a Natural Homeopathic Healer.
Choice therapy, desensitization, and intentionally relax all your muscles about once ever five minutes if you are feeling tense. You can also keep a daily journal writing down 3 good things that happened to you each day. ie: "I played with my cat today, he loved it so much that he just melted like butter in my arms"
Some of my favorite people in my life have suffered from personal trauma.
Those painful memories need to be healed.
The number one fastest way to heal trauma is to forgive when that is possible. Then turn to God and ask HIM to heal you. HE wants you whole and happy.
If the trauma occurred due to natural events such as a hurricane then there is no one to forgive. But it is still a pain that has to be processed to be healed.
It is important to relax your pelvic muscle when thinking about any traumatic experience. And it is important to scan your body every 3-4 minutes to make sure that your muscles are not tense.
If your pelvic muscles are relaxed then you don't even have to worry about the rest of the muscles because they are already relaxed if your pelvic muscle is relaxed.
Another fast start to trauma recovery is EMDR. Here is one of the best self-administered EMDR treatments ( http://bit.ly/BestEMDR ) that I've found. Pay attention and try not to have any distractions while watching it.
The benefits are immediate and it helps things like anxiety, anger, depression, substance use, insomnia, overeating and much more.
By the way, if you do struggle with Depression then you'll want to take DHEA and you will be astonished at how great you will feel!