How has trauma touched us all in 2022? And how can we address lingering symptoms related to trauma, in order to move forward? Supportiv’s new article collection provides ideas.
In this modern era, we are all living through multiple, repeated traumas. The word “trauma” used to be reserved for the most severe experiences of injury, violence or abuse. Now it’s understood as a psychological response to events that overwhelm one’s ability to cope.
While there is growing awareness of complex trauma, racial trauma, gender-based trauma, and the pandemic trauma to which we’ve all been subjected, we still struggle to have therapeutic conversations about the root causes of our suffering.
Between high rates of isolation and loneliness, numerous external stressors in our lives, and a lack of access to affordable therapy due to a severe provider shortage, we remain vulnerable.
Processing trauma in a healthy way includes examining one’s thoughts and beliefs related to the experience. Receiving guidance from a licensed therapist is the first-line course of action, but access and affordability barriers make this option unavailable for many.
Supportiv Co-Founder Helena Plater-Zyberk emphasizes that “We have all experienced traumas, whether big or small, that influence our emotion regulation on a daily basis. Safely exploring past trauma may hold the key to healing.”
In the interest of harm-reduction, Supportiv’s new trauma resource collection explores up-to-date perspectives on trauma and wellbeing. These articles provide vocabulary, conversation, and tools to understand and address the impact of trauma on one’s personal thoughts, beliefs, and mental health.
Titles in the newly published trauma collection include:
Supportiv Co-Founder Pouria Mojabi notes other specialized trauma resources available in the collection: “Readers can also find clear, single-page worksheets to guide productive paths through trauma-related struggles. For instance, do you tend toward a fight, flight, freeze, or fawn trauma response? The answer can help you find more productive responses to your stress.”
Want to address your trauma, but don’t feel like reading about it? Supportiv’s resource collection is an extension of its on-demand peer-to-peer chat service. From trauma to pandemic fears to family drama, from depression to panic, and from work stress to parenting struggles, any topic is up for discussion–in under a minute.