Flashbacks can take many forms. Children and adults can have emotional flashbacks. Veterans can have combat flashbacks. They are part of the aftermath of trauma for many people.
A person can experience trauma after an overwhelming experience, such as violence or an accident. Trauma may result from living with others who feel unsafe, such as parents or caregivers who were scary or shaming.
In a trauma flashback, you may feel a rush of thoughts and feelings like you are reliving a terrible experience. Flashbacks can make you feel hopeless and helpless. But you can learn ways to help yourself become more fully present in your daily life.
As trauma-informed therapists, we are here to help you and your loved ones heal from the many challenges of trauma, such as flashbacks. That’s why we’re sharing 10 tips to help halt flashbacks for yourself or someone you care about.
These tips are not a replacement for therapy. It is important to work with a trauma-informed therapist if you think you may be suffering from flashbacks. A trauma-informed therapist creates a safe environment where you build skills to understand and heal the impact of what you experienced.
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