How To Overcome Powerlessness After Trauma

Experiencing any sort of trauma can be a life-changing event. If you’ve lost something crucial to your well-being, you can’t often tell what the outcome will be. Sometimes losses can be caused by a disorder that drives you to do things you wouldn’t normally do.

And when that happens, you can feel pretty helpless and powerless.

Trauma recovery can be a challenge, but with the right support, there are ways to recover, rebuild, and move forward with your life.

Start By Labeling Your Feelings

When you feel powerless, you feel afraid to express your needs because you fear that even more will be taken from you. When you start the path to recovery, small steps can have a BIG impact. Put one foot in front of the other each day. Start by talking about how you feel and why. When you identify and engage in your emotions, you can slowly start to take positive action.

Develop The Right Mindset

As you try to move away from trauma, having the right mindset is essential to recovery. Find ways to help you stay present. Try to live in the moment. Develop an attitude of gratitude to help you find the good in each day. This can help slowly build up your self-esteem and confidence.

Healing after trauma starts with believing in yourself and the potential you have. 

Cedar Oaks Clinic offers adult and pediatric trauma treatment to help you find ways to recover. Through talking therapy modalities like CBT and EMDR, and medicine if needed, he can help you find your footing and overcome PTSD. Everyone has the strength to overcome challenges. Sometimes, you just need a little help to find it.

Crisis Services

Always contact the Cedar Oaks Team with any concerns or questions. In an emergency, or if you are unable to contact us, listed below are some additional helplines and advocacy services. These are run by different organizations.  They are free services that you can use for talk or text support in an emotional crisis. For a medical emergency always call 988.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you would like immediate help, please call or text 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). Through this toll-free phone number, we offer a network of crisis centers across the country. These centers staff their lines with people who are trained to listen and offer support to people in emotional crisis. If you are in an immediate medical crisis, please call 988.

North Carolina Hopeline – you talk, and we listen.

CALL OR TEXT: 919-231-4525 | 877-235-4525

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Health

Crisis line, information, and advocacy

NAMI North Carolina

Ready to find out more?

Take the first step today