If you’ve been following along with our blog for awhile, you’ve likely noticed that we believe that PTSD support can come from a variety of sources. In our last blog, we discussed how exercise helps PTSD sufferers and we’ve also gone into detail before about why first responders often prefer peer support over traditional counseling.
In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at how the right interior design can help people who are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
Our PTSD support specialists are dedicated to changing people’s lives and we always look for new and unique ways to improve those lives via non-traditional methods. So without further ado, let’s take a look at how creating a relaxing interior can help those suffering from PTSD to feel more comfortable in their surroundings.
How Critical Incident Stress Management Starts with Interior Design
We should note first off that no interior design can perfectly deal with PTSD, but with a little bit of thought and creativity, it can certainly help to alleviate some of the common symptoms associated with PTSD. Because recovery comes from a variety of places, a combination of methods ranging from exercise to interior design to our PTSD support courses is a great place to start.
Three Tips for Improving Your Space
Take Advantage of Color
Color plays a bigger part than we think about how we feel. Scientific research has shown time and time again that reds, yellows, and oranges inspire productivity at best and stress at worst, whereas blues and greens allow you to relax. In order to get the most out of your down time, incorporate relaxing colors into your environment whether that means painting the wall or adding in some throw pillows.
Get a Houseplant
Whether you have a green thumb or not, houseplants have been shown to improve mood. If you can handle taking care of a plant, go for it! If not, grab yourself a few succulents, because they require only light and occasional watering to thrive. Plants are the perfect way to bring the outside into your home and create a more relaxing atmosphere.
Hang Art That You Love
Another proven way to boost your mood is by decorating with art that you genuinely enjoy. It doesn’t matter whether they’re movie posters, paintings from a friend, or drawings from the local art gallery. All that matters is that you love them. Be sure to spend plenty of time actually enjoying what’s hanging on your walls.
Contact the PTSD Support Experts
Here at Peer Support Central, our gal is to provide consulting, training, and development courses for those who are in need. Be sure to learn more about what we do and why we do it and then register for one of our PTSD support courses today.
Whether you’re in the military, you’re a first responder, or you’re simply seeking corporate training, we’ve made it our mission to be a great resource in your time of need. Our purpose is driven by a cause and we know what it takes to open the door to healing. Contact us today!