The weight of living with PTSD is often so heavy for your loved one that he or she is worn out and worn down from constantly trying to manage it. Their trauma is re-experienced often, or worse, it actually seems to reside inside him or her. No matter how they try to carry on normally, the disorder and the painful memories won’t let go. Read more
Category: Trauma / PTSD Treatment
In the event of disaster, stay calm.
Easier said than done?
Okay. For most of us, disaster does not inspire calm. In fact, in the event of a disaster, very little happening around you will support calm, logic, or sanity.
No one wants to cope with sexual assault.
We want to protect ourselves so well against the trauma of it that we never have to know how another person could hurt us so deeply, so intimately.
Confidence is one of the first casualties of trauma
You lose confidence in the world, relationships, the idea of security… but more frustrating and confusing is the confidence you lose in yourself.
How do you overcome the most difficult experience of your life?
How do you face the flashbacks and nightmares?
What do you do when you’re mentally stuck; avoiding troubling reminders, instead of putting the trauma behind you?
It’s time to move forward.
You’ve known pain and trauma…but you don’t have to let them hold you back.
This year, your New Year resolutions have the potential to be much more than empty promises,or iffy-maybe-hopeful possibilities that never come to pass.
Losing love hurts deeply, whatever the circumstance.
It’s a kind of trauma, because you can feel overwhelmed, and often you are left changed in the wake of the loss.
This post is written for the many individuals who may not be suffering from PTSD but are struggling with painful events in their past.
Often, they have the sense that these events define their lives, that they’re stuck and can’t move forward.
You want to let go.
In January’s post I talked specifically about the experience of people who have survived sexual trauma. In February’s post, I talked about the decision to seek therapy in the aftermath of a traumatic event. As I’ve discussed in previous blogs, a traumatic event is an event that overwhelms our coping resources, leaves us feeling helpless and hopeless when we experience it.
In my last post I talked specifically about the experience of people who have survived sexual trauma. In this post I want to talk about the experience of trauma survivors in general, and specifically the decision to seek therapy in the aftermath of a traumatic event. A traumatic event is an event that overwhelms our coping resources, leaves us feeling helpless and hopeless when we experience it.
The weight of living with PTSD is often so heavy for your loved one that he or she is worn out and worn down from constantly …
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