In the case of patients with post-traumatic stress it is necessary to take into account the difficulty of “asking for help” that they usually have for themselves, even though the symptoms may be evident, the affected person usually justifies them and integrates them into their life, The more time you spend, the harder it is for you to realize that you need help, and therefore you will not go to the specialist. So sometimes the family members themselves, tired of these symptoms, convince the patient to receive therapeutic help.
Post-traumatic stress is a condition that appears after having lived a situation that was experienced as frightening and paralyzing, and that has generated feelings of intense fear, helplessness and anxiety. These situations can be related to natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, even those everyday situations, such as diseases, thefts, accidents and fires. Experiencing post-traumatic stress is quite common, although few people are aware of it. Whoever experiences this condition is often afraid that the event will recur, has nightmares, frightening thoughts that cannot control irritability and difficulty concentrating. All these symptoms are normal under this condition and can be reversed with proper treatment and the support of those who love you.
To get rid of this disgusting situation there are some steps to follow:
- Ask for help. It is important that you go to a doctor for an adequate diagnosis. It will be he who will indicate the appropriate medical treatment to follow to treat post-traumatic stress, and in the case of necessary medication, what is the medication indicated for you. Havening treatment is most effective to reduce it.
- Support and accompaniment. People suffering from post-traumatic stress need the support of their family and loved ones to cope with the situation. It is important that you can talk to them and feel content. Tell him about how you feel and how you live this situation.
- Relaxation. Try to learn relaxation and breathing techniques. This will help calm the anxiety and decrease the intense alertness. Yoga and Tai Chi are highly recommended techniques for these cases.
- Avoid stress. During these periods try to avoid stressful situations, you should try to keep as calm as possible. Try to do all activity with moderation, including work. It is important to take a break when you feel you are reaching a point of stress.
- Healthy habits. You have to implement habits that contribute to a better quality of life. A good diet, the performance of creative activities, exercise and a good rest are the key to overcoming this situation. It is recommended that you exercise daily, for at least 30 minutes.
- Think positive. This is just one moment of your life that will pass. You must maintain your strength and try to deal with this situation in the best possible way. Remember that post-traumatic stress can be overcome; you just need to have a positive thought.
In cases where too much time has passed, sometimes there has been a blockage on the traumatic event, especially if it has been produced at an early age, despite which it continues to generate symptoms in his current life. In such cases, Havening technique is often used and in particular regressive therapy, through which it is to access blocked memories, and from there to work with that experience to be able to integrate healthily into your life.