Having a listener, or “witness” to the telling of the story is usually an absolutely essential component to healthy processing. People are social and having someone witness your pain, anguish, fury, sadness, disappointment, or any other emotion is essential.
This is why, thinking over and over about something may not be enough to process it. It would work well for mundane or innocuous content, but when something is upsetting it usually requires more … a witness.
A caring, compassionate, and skilled listener can make all the difference in the world.
Please consider calling Sandstone Counselling Centre and booking a session with a trained and qualified counsellor to process events that are traumatic or disturbing.