New way to view abuse

This is from Facebook.  I read it and reread it.  Then I put it in a draft on my blog to give me time to reconsider if this is helpful or discouraging.  It certainly made me think, a lot. Awareness of childhood sexual abuse “When we embrace the dirt of our lives, tapping into the…

Flow chart of symptoms

I would love to post this flow chart of symptoms but the recent review of the copyright information I am including the link to the chart.  I believe the most helpful thing about this chart is it reduces the symptoms to groups.  In my opinion, recognizing the main issue directs me to the coping methods…

Copyrights a learning process

I’m sharing what I learned from the school district where I work.  I don’t think what they wrote is copyrighted.  I suppose it would be ironic to post a copyrighted document on not infringing on copyrights.  I was starting to share things I found on Facebook because I thought it was OK.  Now I need…

One speaks out

Many web pages discuss PTSD in reference to soldiers, some mention fire fighters, police and other front liners that see and experience horror every day.  Few mention the area that statistics say make up 50% of the PTSD survivors.  One woman speaks out on Facebook. Awareness of childhood sexual abuse This is one of the…

Embracing Triggers

I’m not sure I am ready….yet, this was what I did in my 10 years of counseling.  Embraced one trigger, fear, incident, memory at a time, even if they tried to crowd forward all at once my counselor would help me focus on a bit a time. I read this article that set me thinking…

Supporting a loved one

I follow several pages on Facebook that advocate for those with PTSD.  When I see an article that interest me or adds to the story of living with PTSD I like to share.  I also feel that if I am going to share it I need to add my perspective. SometimesMagical shared these insightful suggestions…