Sharing their own reactions: “I’m so sorry, “I’m so angry,” “I feel so helpless; I wish there was something I could do,” or even “I don’t know what to say.” Creating space for your pain: “Do you want to talk about it?” “It’s OK to cry,” or, “We don’t have to talk; I’m happy to just sit here with you.”
How do you respond to trauma?
Relax – use relaxation techniques such as yoga, breathing or meditation, or do things you enjoy, such as listening to music or gardening. Express your feelings as they arise – talk to someone about your feelings or write them down. When the trauma brings up memories or feelings, try to confront them.
How do you comfort someone in shock?
Seek emergency medical care
- Lay the person down and elevate the legs and feet slightly, unless you think this may cause pain or further injury.
- Keep the person still and don’t move him or her unless necessary.
- Begin CPR if the person shows no signs of life, such as not breathing, coughing or moving.
What can I say to support someone?
So to best support a friend or family member, you could say I’ll support you no matter what, or I’ll support you either way. I’ll support you, no matter what you decide. Phrase number eight isn’t my favorite one on the list, but it’s close. I’ve got your back.
What do you say when someone is suffering?
Here are FIVE THINGS we COULD say to someone who is some serious pain.
- This really stinks. Or, this really is awful/heartbreaking/painful.
- My heart breaks WITH yours. Empathy from others is felt when it’s real. …
- You are NOT ALONE. Then, don’t leave them alone…just show up, be present… …
- You are doing GREAT. …
What do you say when someone says they aren’t okay?
A simple, ‘I’m sorry to hear that‘ is a good response. You might follow this up with, ‘Would you like to talk about it? ‘ to open up the conversation if the time and situation is appropriate. If not, agree on a more suitable time to talk.
What are the 4 trauma responses?
There are four responses that are often brought up when talking about sexual trauma & abuse: fight, flight, freeze, and appease. and are well-known trauma responses where the brain and body automatically respond by fighting back or fleeing a dangerous situation.
What are the 5 stages of trauma?
There are 5 stages to this process:
- Denial – this can’t be happening.
- Anger – why did this have to happen?
- Bargaining – I promise I’ll never ask for another thing if only you will
- Depression – a gloom that comes from having to adjust to so much so quickly.