June is PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) awareness month in the United States and there’s never been a more crucial time to explore the impacts of trauma on our health. With the current state of the virus pandemic, social unrest, and economic instability it is becoming more and more difficult to remain balanced and healthy. Working through our emotions during these uncertain times takes a commitment to self-care.
The word “trauma” can refer to both physical and emotional. Physical trauma would be caused by something like a car accident when the body suffers physical damage. But emotional trauma can be just as dangerous with effects lasting even longer, possibly for the duration of somebody’s life. When you experience emotional trauma, like we all are during these difficult times, emotional healing may be critical to your ability to move on. Traumatic experiences might include things like:
- The death of a family member, friend, or pet
- Accident or physical injury, such as car accident
- Divorce or hurtful breakup
- Serious illness
- Pandemics or natural disasters
- Social unrest or war
- Domestic abuse or sexual assault
- Being the victim of a crime
Any kind of traumatic experience may cause emotional, spiritual, mental, or physical harm. Ideally, those feelings eventually pass and fully process. But all too often the emotions are too much for us to process and the feelings end up grabbing hold and not letting go.
Emotional Healing After Trauma
If you experience any of these persistent and lasting effects, emotional healing may be critical for you.
- Dramatic mood swings & extreme irritability
- Nervousness or anxiousness
- Feeling hopeless or very sad
- Suicidal thoughts
- Difficulty thinking and concentrating
- Insomnia or desire to sleep longer hours
- Appetite changes
- Isolation or withdrawal from things and people you usually enjoy
- Headaches, nausea, or other physical signs of stress
- Worsening medical conditions
Energy Healing for Emotional Healing
In addition to seeking the help of professional psychotherapists, there are some energy healing modalities that can be quite helpful. One of them is using the Emotion Code®. A trained practitioner can identify and release trapped negative emotional energy. These sessions are short, inexpensive, and can be very powerful. Best of all, they can be done over the phone or video chat. For more information on Emotion Codes, please click here.
Another very powerful emotional healing modality is a Pranic Psychotherapy session. During one of these sessions, negative emotions are removed from deep inside the chakras and they are replaced with positive emotions. Any cords with other people are cut and your aura gets cleansed leaving you feeling much lighter and more refreshed. This service is also available via remote or distance sessions. For more information on Pranic Healing, please click here.
Other practices like meditation, mindfulness, and physical activity could help improve your outlook and combat the negativity that could hinder your recovery process. None of us are immune from experiencing trauma, but being emotionally healthy to begin with helps you process negative emotions.