Coronavirus: Is It Harder For Someone Handle What Is Going On If They Are Carrying Trauma?

As a result of what is currently taking place in the world, it has meant that a large part of the population hasn’t been able to carry on as normal. Right now, a lot of people are in isolation and are only allowed to leave their home to do certain things. When it comes to those who are not currently in isolation, there is a strong chance that a lot of them have been in isolation.

There is also a strong chance that it won’t be long until they are back in isolation, either. Now, however, they will be only too familiar with what it is like to be cut-off from their fellow human beings. To make matters worse, they could also be in a position where they have lost their business.

A deeply challenging time if they live by themselves, it could be a lot harder for them to handle what is going on than it would be if they lived with another or others. Then again, if they lived with another or others who they didn’t get on with, this could be even worse. Therefore, simply living with another or others is not what matters; what matters is living with the right person or people.

This is something that a lot of people will have found out during this time, thanks to having to spend so much time around the wrong person or people. Not an island what could have become crystal clear throughout this time is how one is an interdependent human being. Not having as much human contact is likely to have undermined them.

Two things if having to deal with spending so much time by themselves and even another or others who they don’t get on with is one challenge, what could be another challenge is dealing with their inner world. They could fear that they will end up being affected by the virus, have no control and that their life will come to an end. Worn down there are going to be a number of different reasons as to why they would be experiencing life in this way right now.

Firstly, if they are spending a lot of time by themselves, it will be a lot harder for them to regulate their system and to think rationally. Whereas if they were spending time around others, the presence of others would allow them to feel more at ease and they would have less time to get caught up in their minds stories. Furthermore, they could spend a fair amount of time focusing on what the fear-based mainstream media comes out with.

The reality of the situation undoubtedly, their life has been disrupted and there is something going around; this is not something that can be denied. Nonetheless, if one spends a lot of time watching the news, it will be even harder for them to handle what is going on. Through the power of their attention and their minds imagination, plus their feelings, what is going on could have been made a hundred times worse.

What’s more, being caught up in all the fear-based news won’t do their immune system any good. Another factor it doesn’t stop there, though, as what can also make it harder for them to handle what is going on is if they have experienced a lot of trauma and haven’t resolved any of it. Whenever this was, it would have been a time when they felt overwhelmed, powerless and unable to do anything.

Ergo, as they won’t have as much control as they would usually have, it is not going to be a surprise if this trauma is often triggered. Replaying the past this would have been a time when they felt as though their life was going to come to an end and what is going on at this point in time will re-connect them to this inner experience. Without this understanding, it would seem as though what is going on ‘out there’ is causing them to have a certain inner experience.

It will be playing a part but it won’t be the only reason why they are finding it hard to handle what is going on. What can make it difficult for someone to be able to join the dots, so to speak, is that their conscious mind can block out what took place to protect them; the trouble with this is that although this can help them to handle life, it also alienates them from important information. This is something that can be provided by the assistance of a therapist or healer.

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