How to Recover Post-Disaster Trauma

Roseous.com - How to Recover Post-Disaster Trauma. A few days ago the earthquake that shook North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) had caused a lot of damage and claimed dozens of lives. Those affected by the earthquake disaster fled to safe places. For those who were affected by this incident, it certainly caused trauma.

Post-disaster trauma disorders are a condition of mental health disorders due to terrible events, such as earthquakes, tsunamis and others. Trauma events can be experienced alone or witnessed directly by someone. Disaster victims are usually vulnerable to stress.

How to Recover Post-Disaster Trauma
How to Recover Post-Disaster Trauma
There are a number of steps you can take to help restore your psychological condition from a traumatic experience. One of them is as much as possible to minimize the exposure of the media that reports about the disaster.

There are some people who can easily regain a sense of control by watching media coverage or by observing recovery efforts. But there are also many who even recalled watching the coverage, even traumatic.

Excessive exposure to images of disturbing events - like repeatedly viewing video clips on social media or news sites - can create traumatic pressure on people who are not directly affected. Therefore, limit your media exposure to traumatic events. Do not watch the news or check social media before going to bed, and do not often watch footage / impressions whose content can bring up your trauma. Try to avoid pictures and video clips of natural disasters. Avoid TV and news online and stop checking social media for a few days or weeks, until your traumatic stress symptoms subside and can be normal daily activities.

There are a number of steps that can be taken to help restore emotional well-being and sense of control after a traumatic experience, including such as:

  • Know that you may experience various emotions and their intensity will likely decrease over time.


  • Ask for support from people who care about you and who will listen and empathize with your situation.


  • When you feel ready to share a story, find the right channel. You can share with family or close friends, make a diary, or other forms of self-expression that make you comfortable. If necessary, find out about local support groups led by trained and experienced professionals.


  • Engage in healthy behavior to improve your ability to cope with excessive stress. Try to rebuild routines such as eating at regular times, going to the office, and doing household chores. Take the time to run hobbies or other fun activities. If possible, avoid big decisions in life, such as changing jobs because these activities tend to be risky.


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If trauma causes a prolonged disorder, try to consult a trained and experienced psychologist or mental health professional. Some types of therapy given are cognitive, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, humanistic, psychodynamic or a combination of several therapeutic styles. Therapy can be for individuals, couples, families or other groups. Some psychologists are trained to use hypnosis, which according to research has proven effective for a variety of conditions including pain, anxiety and mood disorders. For some conditions, therapy and treatment are the most successful treatment combinations.
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