1.Yoga and Meditation
When emotional trauma occurs, there is often a disconnect from the body, which yoga and meditation can help reconnect.
Acupuncture is a practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is now commonly sought out as an alternative medicinal therapy in Western society. In this practice, thin needles are inserted into the skin at specific meridians by a trained practitioner, which aim to alleviate physical and emotional pain.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi (pronounce “chi”) is your life force, which circulates throughout the entire body. When areas of the body are weak or unwell, stagnation and blockages can occur, which affects the energetic flow of that specific area, as well as your whole being.
3. Art Therapy
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that provides a safe environment to explore feelings verbally and symbolically through art making— such as coloring, drawing and painting. Artistic expression encourages spontaneity, creativity and experimentation, which can prompt the recognition and release of suppressed emotional trauma.
4. Massage Therapy
Similar to Chinese medicine, in massage therapy, the divide between psychological and physiological is not separate.
Ayurveda is a holistic healing ideology that views the mind and body as being inextricably connected. Traditional Ayurvedic medicine was developed over 5,000 years ago in India, and focuses on healing the mind, with the belief being that nothing has more powerful healing qualities than an individual’s psyche.
While the process of healing emotional trauma can be painful and uncomfortable, it is necessary for living a healthy life. By using alternative therapies for emotional trauma, you’ll be addressing your mental, physical and spiritual well-being— all of which require equal attention for true healing to occur.