Meditation– Meditation can help not only survivors, but also advocates. Whether you’re exposed to traumatic stories and images, witness the violence yourself, or work at a hotline, the stress, exhaustion and feelings of helplessness can be overwhelming. Meditation can help those who experience vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue, as well as reduce physical and psychological stress.
Counseling– All in all, the reactions and emotions after abuse can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. To gain some support through this, many people are recommended to have counselling.
A counsellor can work with you at any stage of your journey, whether you’re out of the relationship or still in it.
They can work with you to help you recognise signs of abuse and help you understand your own behaviours/way of thinking. There are many different techniques and approaches that may be able to support you, from assertiveness and grounding techniques to CBT to improve self-esteem.
Psychiatry– Provides psychotherapy and medicine