Looking for help

One of the challenges of looking for help is finding someone that understands PTSD.  The second challenge is the mistaken belief that they can fix you.  I started counseling with the vague idea that going the therapist would magically fix my problems.  Doesn’t work that way.  A good counselor in my opinion shares with you…

PTSD Awareness

June is declared by someone to be PTSD awareness month.  For those living with it, we are aware 24/7, if you unfamiliar with this number combination it means, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  No time off for good behavior.  I sometimes get fairly smug thinking it is gone from my life…

Depth of the Sea

One of the abuses that I faced was religious abuse.  Twisting scriptures to their own design abusers use God as their motivation to terrorize and brutalize their victims.  I didn’t read the Bible for a long time because of how it was used to twist meanings. I am sharing from my other blog this response…

20 Signs of Unresolved trauma

I started counseling with my husband in marriage counseling.  After several ‘failed’ homework assignments, the counselor asked me about my childhood.  I chirped, “It was great, we went to the park, we went to the zoo.  It was a great childhood.”  He shook his head and persisted, “Tell me an average day.”  He knew before…

Adventure

Requires risk taking.  Risk taking requires courage. Courage is not without fear.  Fear is the measure if risk.  I am spending my summer on a huge adventure.  I am learning that part of the reason it is an adventure is things don’t turn out well.  Other times it is wonderful.  Yesterday our adventure led us…

Back to Basics

I was writing to someone that is working with a person diagnosed with disassociation. No matter what level of disassociation there are some basics that help. Grounding….I list that in my web page https://ptsd-acceptingcopingthriving.com/2015/02/24/grounding-technique/ Boundaries https://ptsd-acceptingcopingthriving.com/2015/06/21/the-b-word/ Art – any and all kinds. I use coloring, drawing, photography, mixed media, collage, pretty much anything that allows expression…