Dealing with Trauma – Eap Assist Self Help Worksheet
- Seek out support from understanding others around you.
- Talk about the traumatic experience as often as possible.
- Don’t be scared to express your emotions, such as crying.
- Participate in physical activity daily, such as walking or jogging.
- Practice relaxation techniques, including stretching exercises & yoga.
- Try to be optimistic and to stay positive
- Look at the funny side of things and laugh whenever possible.
- Be aware of tight muscles and relax them, including taking a hot bath.
- Involve yourself in creative and expressive activities, such as music and art.
- Remember to eat normally and regularly and to maintain a balanced diet.
- Ensure that your sleep cycle remains as consistent as possible.
- Avoid stimulants, such as nicotine and caffeine.
- Do not use alcohol or other drugs as a means of numbing emotions.
- Try to do something meaningful for yourself each day.
- Express positive emotions and behaviours towards those around you.
- Consider doing something socially proactive, such as volunteer work.
- Keep a journal of your trauma experience as well as after thoughts and feelings and share them with supportive others.
- Try to learn, grow and find meaning from your experience.
Please contact us at eapassist.com.au for specific advice.