Letting Go of Trauma

  • Intrusive or repetitive memories or distressing thoughts
  • Flashbacks of situations
  • Nightmares, bad dreams, or difficulty staying asleep
  • Stressful emotions, such as feelings of fear, rage, guilt, or shame
  • Feelings of depression or anxiety
  • Being on edge and feeling irritable
  • Feeling the need to isolate or detach from others
  • Trying to avoid negative thoughts or triggers related to the event
  • Staying connected to your support system
  • Finding healthy activities that help with self-expression
  • Moving your body in gentle ways like stretching, yoga, walking, or dancing
  • Eating balanced meals when possible.
  • Keeping a regular sleep routine
  • Practicing mindfulness and relaxation exercises in the morning and before bedtime
  • Getting out in the sunlight
  • Doing things that you love and create calmness



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Mikael Wagner

Mikael Wagner


Mikael Wagner is a communications project manager with focus on health promotion, public relations , marketing and focus group facilitation.