Coping With Grief After Losing Your Sense of Safety
If you’re having trouble feeling safe after experiencing a traumatic event or series of events—whether recently or in the distant past—you’re not alone. It’s very common for trauma to cause people to lose their sense of safety. In fact, studies show that traumatic experiences can alter the way that the brain and central nervous system function, causing someone to feel insecure in various areas of their life.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to heal from your trauma, regain your sense of safety, and cope with any grief you may be experiencing. It’s important to consult with a therapist, since professionals have the training and experience needed to help guide you through this difficult time. With that said, you may also want to try:
- Practicing mindfulness (focusing on the present moment)
- Eating a nutritious diet
- Incorporating exercise into your daily routine
- Getting enough sleep
- Spending time with loved ones
- Joining a support group
- Acknowledging to yourself and others that you need time to heal (even if you don’t disclose the specific details of your trauma)
The Help You Need to Heal From Loss
If you’ve experienced an event that destroyed your sense of safety, you may be feeling alone, but we can help. We have extensive experience treating grief and helping patients cope with loss, and we may be able to assist you, too. Contact us today, and we’ll gladly arrange a therapy appointment at a date and time that’s convenient for you.