020 Dealing With Trauma – A Smorgasbord of Options

Recently we have seen many heart-breaking social media posts from self-employed business owners facing the prospect of closing their business through no fault of their own – because the prolonged impact of the pandemic has meant no other option.  The trauma of closing your business should not be underestimated, it is like losing part of you, and particularly so if the business has been running successfully for a number of years.

We wanted to bring you some practical support to help anyone going through a trauma, particularly if you are making the difficult decision to close your business, so we chat to the amazing Diksha Chakravarti.  In Diksha’s words, we bring you a smorgasbord of help including:

  • Identifying good and bad stress, and the impact it can have on our wellbeing;
  • Simple measures to help us manage stress and trauma;
  • Physical wellbeing in helping us deal with trauma;
  • The incredible power of the mind;
  • How visualisations and affirmations can help.

There is a selection of different tools and techniques for you to choose from.  You will enjoy listening to Diksha, she has a way with words which is both empathetic and also very practical so if you are looking for a new perspective on things, then this is the episode for you.

A quick snapshot of some key insights are:

  • “the past has gone, the future isn’t here yet, this right now is the only moment that matters”
  • “all you are surrounded by are possibilities, and the way to find that possibility [that you are looking for] is to focus on it”
  • “visualisation is not easy, right at the start I said to Julia it isn’t easy, but it really works”

We also loved hearing one of Diksha’s favourite quotes “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” by Dr Wayne Dyer.

There is so much we can do to help ourselves when faced with trauma, so let this podcast episode point you in whichever direction is best for you.


Slide – Bridge Analogy here

Book – ‘You Are The Placebo’ by Jo Dispenza here

About Diksha Chakravarti

Diksha has worked as an integrated Anxiety, Pain & Trauma Therapist for over 20 years.  She has helped more than 800 clients and has published articles in BackCare & Private Dentistry; she is a regular guest on BBC Radio Berkshire.  Diksha’s family were victims of Uganda’s 1972 exodus so she has first hand experience of becoming a refugee and having to negotiate changing cultural landscapes.  She lives with her 93 year old mother in Berkshire, UK, and has 2 wonderful daughters.  Climbing mountains, playing tennis and drawing horses are her favourite pass times.  You can contact Diksha here:



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