After nine eleven a survey revealed that 2,273 US adults were highly distressed by the media coverage. Of course, strong reactions to earthquakes, nuclear meltdowns, and terrorist attacks are to be expected, and yet few of us realise how deeply we are affected by the evermore traumatic TV news.
The Boston Marathon bombing disaster hit the airwaves recently with filmed close ups of the traumatised, three people were killed. It is hard to comprehend such horror, and natural to feel afraid and shocked. So how can we stop such horrific events destroying our faith in humanity?
When bad things happen to good people we cut down on social gatherings, quit taking airplanes, and avoid crowded places for a while. Our emotions veer from shock to disbelief, fear to sadness, anger to shame especially when we are dealing with feelings we cannot control, and a sense of helplessness to boot. Yet, the truth is we can only stand up to psychological intimidation by bolstering positive feelings. Here is some supportive advice.
If you are super empathic and sensitive do not remain alone with fears. Organise a spiritual healing session not only to feel better but to prove life is beautiful and good people are out there.
Send prayers and positive energy to the victims.
Do not dwell on the disaster, fold up the newspaper and turn off the television.
Pace how much bad news you can take. If you feel especially upset, a few drops of Bach Flower Rescue remedy will sustain you.
Give blood, or contribute financially to those suffering from the results of war or catastrophe. Helping others with random acts of kindness detoxes bad vibes.
Do not be afraid to talk about your feelings with family and friends. your bonds will enhance feelings of security and love.
Pop down the local spa and get yourself a relaxing aromatherapy massage, or beauty treatment.
Give someone you love a token of your appreciation, plus hugs. Open hearted expressions of affection do much to relieve down heartedness.
Create a safe and comforting home environment. Perhaps sleep with the light on.
Listen to beautiful music, meditate, connect to your guardian angel and ask them to protect you.
Get into routines; concentrate on daily tasks, the more structure you build around you the safer you will feel. For example you could, go to bed at the same time every evening.
Spiritual shamans are aware that even a televised news bulletin of a traumatic incident disturbs the spirit, and could split the soul from the body. In fact ancient tribal cultures have been practicing soul retrieval for thousands of years, and studies have shown that trauma victims experience great benefits after consulting a shaman or spiritual healer Their feelings of depression, addictions, memory loss, compulsions and low self esteem are relieved after split soul elements are reunited with their inner core as angelic help and spiritual guidance pours balm over the heartache.
Whether we are traumatised by bad news, or are victims of violent crime, or sexual abuse, we learn to be kinder to ourselves, to understand that unwelcome fear feelings are quite normal, and that we can still emerge from the shock and terror evermore beautiful and far stronger.
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