Brain injury report helpful

My daughter had a large brain tumor removed.  This experience led her to studying different ways this injury effects her life.  This is an article she shared with me.  I recommend reading it and every where it says “brain injury” read instead PTSD/CPTSD.  More and more doctors and psychologist are agreeing that PTSD/CPTSD is a…

Nightmares and lack of sleep

I have nightmares.  I always had nightmares.  When I was little I would complain about my nightmares and I was told they would go away when I grew up.  They didn’t go away, therefore, I never grew up. When I started counseling, I averaged 3 hours of sleep per night.  That meant at least half…

Layers of nightmares

My sister shared this article with me on Facebook, thanks Judy.  http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/advice/kevlar-for-the-mind/2016/07/11/hopeful-sign-combat-veterans-nightmares-insomnia/86937384/ Shares a method called ERRT – Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescription Therapy This method is not new.  What is new they are starting to test it.  The frustrating part is no one can make money off of this because it is not a new…

Physical blackouts

The first time I blacked out that I know of was on a family trip through Nevada.  Stopped at a gas station.  I forgot my purse in the bathroom.  I had my hand in the doorway when the door closed with my hand in the door.  It smashed across my knuckles.  I remember walking out…

Physical Triad

Sleep – Nutrition – Exercise I hesitate writing this post because I am still struggling with this challenge.  It is an ongoing battle for me to take care of my physical body.  I was taught to be ashamed of my body.  I was taught I was selfish to have my most basics needs met, like…