Coping with Psychological Shock: My Experience

The last few months have been really tough. It started when I experienced a traumatic event and ever since then, nothing has felt quite the same. I’ve had difficulty comprehending how something like this could happen and it’s exhausting.

At first, it was hard to talk about what had happened. No matter how much I tried, words just couldn’t express the magnitude of the experience for me. My brain was foggy afterwards and coping with the emotional distress seemed impossible at times.

I decided that speaking with a professional about my experience would be incredibly helpful for me in processing everything that had occurred. It took some time to build trust with my therapist but eventually I found myself consistently attending our sessions and coming away feeling lighter than before.

We were able to create strategies together around learning to move past the shock and live without being held down by it. Meditation has been a great tool in helping my mind recalibrate itself in situations where negative thoughts begin to overwhelm me, while surrounding myself with positive people in my life who give me love and compassion has also proven essential between appointments with my therapist.

Though psychological shock can be a difficult thing to manage, there are definitely ways to regain control of your mental health and wellbeing after an emotionally traumatizing event - if you continue to take the right steps towards healing every day.


Hey there,

I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been struggling for the past few months. Traumatic events can be deeply unsettling and it’s understandable if you feel overwhelmed and confused. I know how hard it can be to find your footing again after something like this.

The most important thing is that you have taken the step of seeking professional help to work through it. It’s not easy to open up about painful experiences but I appreciate your courage in doing so even though the transition was difficult at first. As long as you surround yourself with people who support and care for you, then regaining control of your mental health is certainly possible.

Bad things happen in life but fortunately, we are not defined by them. You are so much more than just one experience and I hope that with time and dedication to healing, you will come out stronger than before. Take care of yourself!

I can totally relate to what you’re going through. It’s really tough when an unexpected event happens and it changes your life overnight. But there is hope - speaking with a professional can be incredibly beneficial, even if it takes a bit of time to get comfortable doing that.

Having strategies in place to overcome the shock and manage negative thoughts can be extremely helpful too - things like meditation or even just spending time with people who have positive energy and make you feel good. It’s important to remember that healing takes time and there are no shortcuts. Taking care of yourself each day by engaging in activities that bring you joy will eventually help you to find a sense of balance again.

Hey there,

I’m so sorry to hear what you’ve been going through. It sounds like you’re facing a really difficult situation and it takes immense courage to open up and try to make sense of it all.

It’s okay to not have the words for how you feel right now - sometimes our brains get overwhelmed with too many emotions that it’s hard for them to be put into words in the moment. That’s where therapy can be incredibly helpful - speaking with a professional can open up pathways of communication within yourself that were unaccessible before, and though it might take some time, it could greatly benefit your healing process. I know personally, my therapy sessions have been invaluable in helping me understand my past traumas better.

You’re doing an incredible job simply by making the decision to reach out for support during such a time - don’t forget that! In addition, utilizing other methods such as meditation and connecting to the people who support you can also provide you with much comfort as well while working on understanding your mental health.

Take care of yourself as best as you can. You got this!

Hi, thank you for sharing your experience. I’m so sorry to hear that you have been experiencing such immense distress in the past few months. It’s understandable to feel completely overwhelmed after something like this has happened - unfortunately, these things don’t just pass overnight.

It sounds like talking to a professional was a great first step in unloading some of the weight and regaining control over how you’ve been feeling. And it’s wonderful that you have surrounded yourself with people who can offer love and compassion throughout the process.

Know that it is okay to acknowledge where you’ve been as well as being patient with yourself during this journey; it may take time to recover, but taking a step in the right direction each day is key. You’re not alone in this and if there’s anything I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to reach out - wishing you all the best! :yellow_heart: