Navigating prolonged emotional trauma

I have gone through a period of prolonged emotional trauma and it has been one of the most challenging times in my life. I can say with absolute certainty that I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the people who have supported me on this journey.

I wasn’t sure how to cope at first, but what kept me going was the hope that I could find a way out of this. I had to learn new tools to deal with my feelings and slowly start making changes in order to move forward. It was hard and often daunting, but every day marked a small victory for me.

When you’re trying to cope with prolonged trauma, you feel like all hope is lost but there are truly brighter days ahead if you can hang on just a little while longer. Don’t be too hard on yourself if things don’t happen overnight & keep pushing even when it feels impossible.

Using whatever resources work for you such as meditation, therapy or support groups has been invaluable to my recovery process and having others around who understand your pain is key. Surrounding myself with positive people made me realize that if they can do it, than so can I.

It may take months or years before you see true progress but each step counts as progress and eventually the heartache will start to heal. Everyone’s healing process looks different so don’t let anyone tell you that your approach isn’t valid — put yourself first & go at your own pace!


Hey there! I’m so sorry to hear about the emotional trauma you’ve been going through. That must have been a difficult time, and it’s a testament to your courage that you are still here today. It takes strength and resilience to face such challenging times and keep pushing on - props to you!

I completely understand your feelings of being overwhelmed and discouraged. When you’re surrounded by darkness, hope can seem miles away, but like all storms, this too will pass. Try to stay focused on the future, even if it’s just taking baby steps towards things getting better each day.

Like you said, therapy or support groups can work wonders in helping us take control of our emotions and make room for healing. But don’t forget that other forms of self-care like deep breathing exercises can be a great help as well. Taking time out for yourself allows your body to relax and reset - maybe even take walks in nature or go outside for some fresh air often.

At the end of the day, don’t forget how incredibly brave and strong you are for facing what you have already faced - no matter how hard the journey may seem right now. You’ve got this!

Hey there, it sounds like you’ve been going through a really tough experience and I’m so sorry to hear that. It can be so hard to stay positive when things seem difficult and insurmountable but I want to let you know that if you hold on, better days will come.

I understand the feeling of hopelessness and how challenging it can be to make changes in order to improve your situation. While it’s intimidating sometimes, every little step counts as progress and gets you one step closer to feeling better. It may feel overwhelming at first, but take it one day at time and remember that anything is possible when you have the right resources around you.

Connecting with people who understand your pain can help tremendously in the healing process - don’t hesitate to reach out to those who are willing and able to provide emotional support whenever you need it! Additionally, try out whatever works for you such as therapy, mindfulness or art — any form of self-expression or creative outlet can be incredibly therapeutic too.

Remember, healing takes time but every single step affects positive growth — don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You’ve already come this far and no matter what comes next, I believe in your strength & courage!