Trauma may be everywhere, but we have every reason to be hopeful that we can heal. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a toolbox to deal with triggers related to unresolved trauma? Children who grew up in a traumatic environment are more likely to face ongoing fear, worry and anxiety as adults than anyone else. It is important to find healing resources to address trauma and find practical strategies for dealing with traumatic triggers.
Situations that Trigger Trauma
Depending on the type of trauma you live with, your trauma triggers may differ from someone else’s. It is crucial to figure out what triggers your traumatic episode to prevent it in the future. Here are some situations that trigger trauma in young adults:
· Violent Activity
If you witness a violent activity, this may trigger you to remember your trauma. This could be a violent activity happening to you or just one you are witnessing. Victims of sexual or emotional abuse growing up are more likely to get triggered.
· Natural Disasters
Most trauma survivors are unaware that natural disasters can also be a trigger for their trauma. Since natural disasters don’t happen very often, most teens don’t realize this impacts them until it’s too late. Since natural disasters cause stress and panic, trauma is bound to follow as well.
· Sudden Flashbacks
You may be going about your day and minding your own business when you’re hit with a sudden trauma flashback. This happens out of the blue and flips the entire day upside down. Therapy is a great way to ensure these flashbacks don’t interfere with your everyday life. EMDR can help.
Benefits of EMDR Therapy for Trauma
Young adults are some of the busiest people in the world. Juggling school, friends, internships, work and trying to figure out what to do after graduation can be overwhelming. It is important not to let your past trauma get the best of you while you’re living your best life.
· Validate your Thoughts
Most teens who faced a traumatic event in their childhood haven’t fully processed what happened. They cannot validate their emotions or understand why they feel that way in the first place. EMDR therapy can help these young adults face their trauma and validate their feelings.
· Find Coping Mechanisms
Once EMDR therapy has helped you accept your trauma, it will help you find ways to live around it. Your past trauma should not stop you from living your life to the fullest. EMDR will help control your emotions and calm your mind if you face something that triggers your trauma.
· Fast Results
Young adults have a lot going on every day. They simply do not have the time to go to long-term talk therapies to help them overcome their trauma. EMDR therapy has fast results and will ensure that you don’t have to pause your life to heal from your trauma.
Carrying past trauma is a burden you don’t have to face alone. Therapy can help prevent further find the strength and courage to preserver after a traumatic experience or event. EMDR therapy can help young adults control their emotions so they can no longer live in fear of the trauma they faced in the past.
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