You could also start with Healthful Sleep
instead of or in addition to those two titles I just mentioned. A lot
of trauma survivors start with this imagery and get a double benefit
from it: it's good 'starter' imagery, just as the two titles mentioned
above are; and most trauma survivors have trouble with sleep anyway.
In any case, after a couple weeks (maybe once or twice a day) of the calming, self-regulating imagery, if you find yourself responding well to it, and that you’re feeling a little more balanced and steady, then you could move on to the Healing Trauma imagery, also listening once or twice daily for a couple of weeks.
You may want to listen to the whole thing several times a day – some do – or you may just want to listen to brief segments of it at first (it's more intense and emotionally evocative, so some feel they’re not up for the full ‘dose’ right away). But it’s been found to be very effective and get the job done for many.
If it feels right, after a couple of weeks of the trauma imagery, you may want to alternate it with the ‘starter’ audio(s). Mixing them up keeps it fresh.
And if you want suggestions for what else you can do - body work, other kinds of meditation, journaling, group support with other survivors, etc - you might want to pick up my book in the library or buy it online - it pretty much covers everything along those lines. It’s called Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal.
Hope this helps.
Wishing you the best.
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