Trauma is a condition that occurs due to emotional problems, physical negativities, accidents and injuries. Emotional trauma is a reaction against a shocking event. The effect of a living negative affect continues and can not be deleted from memory. As this condition recalls, the trauma is exacerbated.
If the traumatic event directly affects the person, the emotional damage is also severe. In this section we will talk about the emotional trauma that has negative effects on human health.
Responses of children to traumatic situations occur in different forms at different ages. Some children may be more affected than traumatic events. Some children are more easily traumatized. The cause of this condition may not always be explained precisely. Even learning about the killings in school, such as in England, Canada and America, can cause trauma to some children. The terrible events that often happen in New York and Washington can frighten children. Besides, it is annoying that the televised announcement of the violence-like events which become a global problem is now children. Many children can experience a great deal of trauma, even if they can not express the fear of living.
The reaction to a traumatic event can be seen immediately after the event, or even after a few days or a few weeks. Fear of the diminishing trust in adults and the resurgence of the same event is the reaction observed in many children. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Unit in the United States describes the reaction that children of different ages have against traumatic events as follows:
■ Reactions of children under 5 years of age: In these older children, there are reactions such as fear of leaving family members, crying, whimpering, inability to move and inactivity, meaningless movements, screaming, trembling, fearful mimics and not wanting to leave the mother or father. Traumatized children can behave like younger children instead of behaving maturity as their age demands. Wetting your bed, finger sucking, and fear of darkness are just some of those reactions. Such reactions can also be a problem at school.
■ Reactions of children between the ages of 6 and 11: These kinds of children can isolate themselves and close themselves. Responses to behaving like young children, such as babies, sleeping disorders, fears of fear, tension, desire not to go to school, nervous breakdowns and fighting with other children are some of the reactions given by these older children. Children aged 6-11 years may experience pain and physical complaints of unexplained abdominal pain that are not explained for medical reasons. Children do not want to study. Depression, tension, feelings of guilt, and some sort of numbness in the emotional world.
■ Responses from children aged 12-17: Children in these ages show the reaction of adults. The constant recollection of the traumatic event of life, the fall of the ancestors into the emotional world, the ignorance of any traces reminiscent of traumatic events, depression, drug abuse,
Anti-social behaviors and fights with the ages children between these ages are the most common reactions. Other reactions include closure and self-abstraction, physical complaints, school hanging, refusal to study, sleep disturbance, and mental confusion.
Any event that seems normal for an adult can cause trauma in a child’s emotional world. If you try to remember your past, you can recreate in your mind some of the events that caused trauma in your childhood. Disappearances in a fairground, witnessing violence to others, or direct exposure to violence are traumatic events in children.
Such events are deeply affecting children. Car accidents, death suffering in the family, divorce, the death of a domestic animal, or even physical injuries can cause emotional trauma. Children’s reaction to trauma is different. An incident that a child laughs without warning may not be removed for months from the memory of another child.
Modern medical treatments recommended for trauma:
Counseling services can be provided depending on the type of Travman. If necessary, mild antidepressants or sedatives may be used.
Natural health treatments:
■ Flower essences help your child survive emotional trauma. For example, a mixture of dustwood and mica can be used to remove fears. Bach flower essences are used for all kinds of shock and trauma.
■ Homeopathy treatments should be applied for a long time. Long-term homeopathy therapy affects your child’s emotional world positively. You can apply for the following recommended child:
• In the field of homeopathy, quail weed known as “arnica” and used in conjunction with the plant, commonly referred to as ostrich or mountain chestnut, can be used for emotional traumas accompanied by physical injuries.
• Known as Ignat Fasulyi, your plant can be used for aches that affect your child very deeply.
• An opium plant can be used for children who are shaken by the pain of death and become drowsy enough to be unable to move because of the pain they experience in the emotional world.
• The windgill plant can be used for children who constantly sleep and cry and feel helpless because of the trauma they are experiencing.
• “Nat. Mur. “Is suitable for children who are trying to hide their feelings from the irrelevant ignorance shown to them.
• Any treatment that is beneficial to your stress, tension and sleep disorders will help you cope with emotional trauma.
Almost every therapy will help you and your child fight with emotional trauma at every level.
At home you can:
■ According to the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders Division, families and psychological counselors have a lot to do with the problems of traumatized and living children. The most important of these is the opportunity for parents to explain their feelings to their child. If the child who has a trauma is small in age, the child should be able to express his feelings using his own words and his own style. If your child does not want to explain the tension that creates tension in him, do not try to force it on. In this case, all you need to do is know that you will be with your child when you need help. You can try to feel these feelings by trying to figure out what your child feels about. If your child sees that you are talking about this and that you can understand him, he can easily tell you about the trauma that has created him.
■ You should tell children and young people that it is natural for them to feel bad after a bad event.
■ Whatever your child is experiencing in his emotional world, continue to keep your old home in your home. If the children see that they continue to be used in their homes, they feel safer.
■ During periods when your child is in distress, welcome your requests. For example, if your child wants to sleep while the lights are on, do not turn this back on. Your child may want to have someone stay with you while you sleep. And welcome this request. Try to fulfill your requests until your child survives the trauma process.
■ When your child expresses or cries your feelings, do not underestimate him and do not mock him. Speaking and crying will empower your child’s emotional world.
■ Some children are responsible for problems in their surroundings. Tell your child that there is no reason to blame him.
■ Some children need a long time to get over the problems in the emotional world. That’s why you should learn to be patient. It can take a few months for a child to lose a friend or a loved animal to get back to his former emotional wellbeing. Your child needs support and compassion in order to survive emotional turmoil.