All tagged trauma recovery

Finding Happiness After Trauma!

After our lives have been touched by traumatic events it can seem impossible to go back to life as it used to be. The truth of the matter is...life will never be like it used to be. Once you have been impacted by trauma, your life changes forever. This could be a positive or negative experience depending on how you look at it.

Healing after trauma may seem impossible, but I’m here to tell you that if you do the work healing AND happiness after trauma is entirely possible! You might ask, “Well Seida how? How do I find happiness after this ugly, depressing or demoralizing thing has happened?”

Reader Q + A | Why are personalized coping skills so important?

Dear Reader,

{PSST! Grab your free Coping Skills Workbook here!} 

Thank you so much for being brave enough to ask this question! Coping strategies are so simple yet so important. This is one of the main reasons we focus on personalized coping strategies first in {re}connect! Many times people over complicate coping strategies, because they don't necessarily mesh well with their personality. Coping strategies need to be personalized, because we're all different, our needs change + coping strategies vary based on the setting. 

// Because we're all different

From the Heart Breaks the Stigma | Trauma

Welcome to the 3rd week of the #fthbts16 series! I'm so pleased to have you along this journey with me! If you missed last week's post on hospitalization, you can catch it here! If you're a Tribe Member or a regular subscriber, thank you for sticking with me throughout this campaign! 

Trauma is such an intricate thing to understand, because everyone experiences trauma differently. Trauma invokes both a physical + emotional response. 

From the Heart Breaks the Stigma Series | Hospitalization

Have you ever been hospitalized for a physical ailment? Were you ashamed to be headed to the hospital? Were you made fun of for getting injured or feeling sick? Did you push past the taunts that you were "whining" about the ailment to get what you needed? If you answered yes to any of these questions, how is psychiatric hospitalization any different? I can see many of you now nervous, because of thoughts like "What if I did have to be hospitalized for being crazy?" or "I was hospitalized, but I don't want anyone to know..." The reason you feel like that is because there is a heavy stigma attached to mental illness + I'm on a mission to break that stigma!