I decided to bring together a range of links and online resources in one place to make it easier for people to find their own path to healing. I’ve noticed that certain personality types, especially Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) seem to be more susceptible to trauma. I hope that these tools will help you get started on your healing journey.
Where to start:
EFT Tapping* – Learn it for free here: What is tapping and how can I start using it?
Butterfly hug exercise: The Butterfly Hug (EMDR Self-Help)
5 Step holding exercise: 5 Step Holding Exercise for Regulation of PTSD symptoms
Somatic experiencing exercises: Two Simple Techniques that can Help Trauma Patients Feel Safe with Peter Levine
Voo Technique: Reduce Stress – 2 Minute Voo Technique by Katie Brauer
Felt Sense Exercise: Peter Levine’s Felt Sense Exercise at The Art of Healing Trauma
Irene Lyon’s resources: How to De-Stress in 7 Steps
For more in-depth online help:
To find a trauma-informed therapist, check out this list: SEP Referral List
* Please note that it’s best to use EFT for emotions and thoughts in the present moment, or any memories that come up spontaneously. Intentionally going back to traumatic memories and using EFT on them can be too triggering for many people (putting them into a hyper-aroused state, and possibly leading to dissociation), and if you have PTSD/C-PTSD is not advisable without the guidance of a trauma-informed therapist. This can also trigger symptoms for people with chronic health conditions.