Coping Skills

I am working on The PTSD Workbook, 2nd edition, Mary Beth Williams, PhD, LCSW, CTS and Soili Poijula, PhD.  In their book, they refer to another book, A Clinical Handbook/Practical Therapist Manual for Assessing and Treating Adults with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (Meichenbaum 1994)  the authors noticed that there are personality traits that influence how much…

Calming myself (part 1)

A post on Facebook led to a link to an article with 49 phrases to use to calm an anxious child.  I am going to explain how these can be used to calm an anxious adult, especially yourself:  (My inner child needed lots of calming, especially when I was in counseling and remembering my past.) …

It’s supposed to be hard

My sister posts stuff from Navy Seals on a regular basis.  Today was a nice reminder to me. Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life Life is supposed to be hard from the time you abruptly come into the world until the time you slide in sideways to the end of the line! If it…

New things begin

After endings, come beginnings.  Summer begins in 4 days.  Heat already arrived.  Winding down to finish off then gearing up to a new beginning.  I used to be afraid of endings.  I was afraid to let go of what I knew.  I was convinced that what was in the dark was even worse than what…

Your Own Thinking

I get concerned when I read the posts on Facebook that lament that there is no cure for PTSD.  They share feelings of being stuck.  Crippled for life.  Unable to move forward.  In my opinion there are many things that have no cure but it is my attitude and how I approach the situation that…

Who do you remember?

Cowboys-4-Christ ~ Something to Ponder About…… Name the five wealthiest people in the world. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor or actress.…