Brooding

Unable to stop thinking

Having experienced a distressing event, you may well have many things to worry about. You could be pre-occupied by these, you can’t let go of the experience. You keep thinking back on it, even when you don’t really want to. Questions continue to haunt you. This sometimes goes on and on, day and night.

After they have had a shocking experience, many people are troubled by these worries. If you catch yourself brooding a lot, don’t let this frighten you straightaway. Often, it passes of its own accord. Most people can heal themselves under their own steam, with the support of the people around them.

There are a number of self-help programmes that can support you as you recover from a distressing experience. Go to ‘Online tools’ [hyperlink] for more information about these programmes.