Understanding what trauma responses are and how they affect your brain can help you spot these behaviors in yourself and others. After you understand these responses better, you can look for ways to cope with them. Coping with traumatic responses takes time and patience. It’s a good idea to make sure you have reasonable expectations for yourself.
Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, or TF-CBT, can make a tremendous difference in your recovery. This is an evidence-based treatment model designed to help people overcome the negativity of traumatic experiences. This method is effective after multiple or single traumatic events. The idea behind TF-CBT is to help traumatized individuals fully process their trauma. There is also a significant focus on how to cope with the emotional stress of trauma.