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Initial Steps to Recovering from Trauma: Building a Foundation for Resilience

Two people, two emotions. One dealing with trauma, one celebrating growth.

Trauma is more than just a word; it represents a profound disruption in an individual's life, often induced by events that are deeply distressing or disturbing. For veterans and healthcare workers, trauma might stem from experiences on the battlefield or the emotional toll of caregiving. These experiences can leave invisible scars, affecting not only mental health but also physical well-being and daily functioning.

These days, the term "trauma" is often used as a buzzword, but what does it truly mean? Trauma is defined as an unexpected and threatening event—or one perceived as a threat to one's safety and security—that leads to feelings of alienation and powerlessness. This is often evident in self-isolating behaviors (Adams & Davidson, 2011).

What would it be like if the overwhelming symptoms of trauma were managed, where flashbacks, anxiety, and emotional numbness were replaced with moments of peace, control, and clarity? This transformation is not just possible; it is within reach. The crucial initial steps in trauma recovery lay the foundation for long-term resilience and personal growth.

Attempting to Endure

Failing to address trauma can have severe repercussions for individuals, their loved ones, and communities. Unaddressed trauma may evolve into chronic conditions such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders. These issues often manifest as emotional volatility and sleeping difficulties, which can disrupt careers, strain relationships, and diminish quality of life. The grief can leave you feeling tired and mentally confused—all the time. Many attempt to cope with these issues in silent isolation, but the ACE study reveals that time alone does not heal all wounds. Proactively pursuing recovery is essential for overall well-being, and some things in life are just not meant to be done alone.

Here is an Option

I am here to guide you through the initial steps of trauma recovery. Utilizing Adaptive Grief Tapping (AGT)™, an advancement of Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), I focus on helping individuals recover from grief and, as a byproduct, facilitate trauma recovery. The beauty of AGT™ is in its ability to harness the body's natural recovery mechanisms, offering a compassionate and supportive approach to trauma—even without talking much about what happened.

EFT Tapping has demonstrated remarkable effectiveness in addressing trauma-related issues. Studies have shown that EFT Tapping can be up to 86% effective against PTSD after just six sessions. This evidence-based technique involves tapping on specific meridian points on the body while focusing on traumatic memories, thus helping to reduce the intensity of emotional distress.

Taking the First Step to Recover from Trauma

Recovering from the grief and loss of safety using Adaptive Grief Tapping (AGT)™ can be a transformative first step. By embracing evidence-based strategies, you can build a solid foundation of resilience and personal growth. Remember, recovery is a journey, and each small step brings you closer to a life of peace and fulfillment.

‣ Begin with a free 30-minute consultation call, where we will develop a personalized plan, complete the intake process, and schedule your first session.

Together, we can create a future where trauma no longer dictates your path but instead enhances your strength and resilience. Take the first step today. Contact us for more information or to book a session. Your journey to recovery begins now.


Adams, A., & Davidson, K. (2011). EFT Level 1: Comprehensive training resource. Energy Psychology Press. Fulton, CA.

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