Recovering From A Traumatic Event

The impact of the Calgary floods goes far beyond the physical damage.

You may find yourself on an emotional roller coaster ride as traumatic events tend to provoke a range of strong emotional reactions.You may feel anything from shock and disbelief, fear or anger, to feeling sad, powerless and vulnerable. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to think, feel, or respond.

For your emotional well-being, it’s important to stay connected to the people who care about you. Those who get and give strong emotional support from others are better able to cope.

To rebuild your life you not only have to clean up and repair all the physical damage, but you also have to restrengthen your mind, soul, spirit and heart. One way to do this is by reminding yourself that you do possess coping skills. Skills that help us through the worst of times revolve around acts of kindness. Inspire others by being an example yourself and you’ll find your spirits lifted simultaneously…donate to a flood relief fund, comfort someone else, or if you can, volunteer your time.

The amazing thing about traumatic events is that they bring out the best in humanity. Stay connected to your neighbors as strong ties help communities stay afloat and there’s invaluable emotional healing in helping each other rebuild and resume daily routines after experiencing trauma together.

Be strong, be brave. You can do it. 

Your Real Estate Professional,

Ken Richter

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