The Psychological Impact of the Sudden Disaster Life Event

The Psychological Impact of the Sudden Disaster Life Event

Contemplating what might be the subject of my latest blog post, I recall my involvement in one of those sudden and traumatic classic events that could affect us on an occasion: a car accident.

The Psychological Impact of the Sudden Disaster Life Event

Fortunately, my trauma in this case is purely psychological. No one – myself included – came to a physical danger but I felt very shaken for a few weeks.

My memory of this incident, its impact on me and the relief it gave me to share my experiences and supported by my therapist, made me think about how others responded to unexpected and very stressful events.

What is the General Response to Disaster?

Following calamities such as accidents, death, loss of work or relationships, people often feel stunned, confused and unable to process the sad information about what just happened.

Thoughts and behaviors people may experience and vary: they can include intense, unexpected feelings of anxiety, anxiety or sadness, and may be accompanied by life memories of recurring events for no apparent reason. This can cause a sweaty physical reaction and a rapid heart rate and / or emotional reactions such as lack of confidence. The Psychological Impact of the Sudden Disaster Life Event

Many people with traumatic events who suddenly become very anxious in response to environmental stimuli such as loud noises, sirens or foul smells, perhaps out of fear of repeating the tense event. Interpersonal relationships can also become tense, and you may be withdrawn or released from your usual social activities.

Suggestions on how to solve it

Every individual’s recovery from sudden, traumatic and even tragic events is different but the good news is that prolonged pressure is far from the norm. Most people are tough and recover from time to time.

There are various steps you can take to rebuild your emotional well-being and regain control after the disaster. This includes giving yourself time to adjust, asking for support from people who care about you and expressing your feelings to people you believe in any way that you feel comfortable with. The Psychological Impact of the Sudden Disaster Life Event

One way it is to discuss your feelings with someone who is particularly qualified to give Psychotherapy for Stress – like me, Tamar Posner. Contact me today to arrange a consultation with no prior obligation, so we can explore how I can help you recover from your trauma.

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