Grounding Technique

I am always on the look out for ways to simplify and remember techniques that help with coping with PTSD.  On Facebook, Warrior’s Landing, the posted a picture of an eye, nose, ear, and hand.  At the top of the chart is: Grounding Exercise Name 3 things You see You smell You hear Your feel…

How bad do you want it?

This is becoming a recurring theme in my own struggles and in the articles I read.  I’m not sure if more articles are being written or I am paying attention to them more.  Or perhaps it is a back lash from some of the comments I read on Facebook that sound like PTSD is the…

Interesting post

I follow several blogs.  Trying to keep up is a challenge. Both sides of the Wall shared a link that I thought was very helpful…. 10 things no one ever told you about life after sexual assault. https://bothsidesofthewall.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/10-things-no-one-ever-told-you-about-life-after-sexual-assault/ Original http://www.buzzfeed.com/drninab/10-things-no-one-ever-told-you-about-life-after-se-rwj1 The author Nina Burrowes has her own page http://ninaburrowes.com/books/the-courage-to-be-me/ No one tells you about PTSD. …

Flooding

Flooding is a really good description of what happens when I am overwhelmed by anxiety.  My hearing loss increases, I can’t digest my food, I can become disoriented, and I lose coordination. Being teased as a child about being clumsy I better understand now what I experienced was such a high level of anxiety that…

Time off

I would get terribly jealous when my counselor would take time off.  Not because he wouldn’t see me for awhile but because he could take time off.  PTSD is relentless.  Just when I think I might get a break something else body slams me.  But it is actually really helpful to try not to think…