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Trauma overwhelmed

My trauma is strong I feel weak and I’m scared the trauma won’t go away 

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Hey @gmusicj 😊
I’m so sorry to hear you’re experiencing trauma 😟 trauma is a really tough thing to sit with so I’m proud of you for reaching out! I do wanna check with you, are you receiving any professional help? I think they may be the best help with this topic as the guidelines may interfere with you being able to share details.. but reach out can always give you advice and support around how to deal with trauma.
Have you found anything helpful with your trauma in the past?


this website seems to have some pretty good ways that you could give a go to help you cope. Reach out also has an article Here on trauma and an audio that can help with people experiencing ptsd Here.

 

Please be kind to yourself ❤️

thinking of you xx

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Aw @gmusicj that is a big, overwhelming emotion to be feeling. I can only imagine the heaviness you're carrying around. With that in mind, I think it's so commendable that you're telling us how you're feeling. The more you do this in life, the more you'll see that you are not alone and that survivors of trauma are everywhere. 

 

Your concerns are valid but I'd like to tell you that, by being someone who is surviving with and seeking help for your trauma, you are the literal opposite of weak. When people tell me I'm strong, I notice that my brain likes to reject it no matter how much evidence there is to suggest otherwise (silly brains) but over time I'm learning to let that in.

 

You are strong and although recovery can be a testing experience, know that you are on the right track. One day at a time Heart 

 

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Hey @gmusicj , 

I’m sorry to hear that you are going through some trauma right now. If you feel comfortable, would you like to talk about it? This community is here for you. In addition, there are professionals, such as those at Headspace, who would also aim to help and be there for you.

Sending love ❤️

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I have professional help I start study very soon so soon I’ve been doing get use to new school work this will feel like the first day of high school I remember my orientation in high school I was timid but the peer support leaders were well trained and did a great job looking after us as new year 7’s I enjoyed meeting new people I’ll will form new relationship at this tafe I have already met so many polite professional and respectful people I wanna continue meeting and using my mental health building blocks to build a new relationships with the students teachers and my supports the trauma makes feel weak so I’m in trauma stress it’s followed me to this tafe but the new environment attacks it and I’m calm as the ocean happy I saw my psychologist nearly having an anxiety attack but I beat again 

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Hey @gmusicj!

 

It's really great to hear that leaning on your professional supports has been so helpful for you during what would be a really stressful time, starting at afe! Do you have any advice for anyone else who might be starting tafe and is feeling a little concerned, or anxious? 

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Go to the school regularly get familiar with the area a the school my tafe is 20 times bigger than my last tafe even tho I live 45 mins away from the tafe my heart rate went up and so did my blood pressure I took a tablet to bring both down I found it hard to speak and breath my blood pressure and heart rate were very high due to stress 

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That sounds like a really great tip @gmusicj. It is amazing that you had some ways of calming yourself down. Are there any other strategies that you use? It sounds like it must have been quite a frightening and scary experience for you. I am not sure about TAFE programs but some universities have a buddy like system.. where more senior students/staff can show you around campus. They also provide tips that might not be included in university guides, lectures etc. Do you think your TAFE might have something similar? Smiley Happy
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I don’t know I’ll see 

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Hey there @gmusicj 

 

Catching up on your thread. New places and big changes are so nerve-wracking, aren't they? When I'm feeling overwhelmed by starting a new course/job/hobby group, I try to remember a time where I overcame that in the past. Can you think of any times you felt this way and eventually felt more comfortable over time? You mentioned your first day at high-school and I think it's great to remember those times and what you are capable of Heart 

 

Also, I know TAFE usually have support workers who can hold your hand through the process. There's a link here that goes into more detail.