One Size

Does not fit all.  I studied PTSD for over 15 years now.  I am noticing a growing trend towards one therapy should work for everyone.  Hogwash.  If I went to an eye doctor he would not give me the same prescription as the person before me.  The one thing really awesome about my first counselor…

Anything good?

Can anything good come out of childhood trauma? I read several articles that all relate to each other in my head.  Hopefully I can share them with you in a way the makes sense. Resolving Post-traumatic Stress is a web page that is maintained by a therapist.  He explains in a fairly straight forward way…

Hyper-Focus

Hyper-focus is one of the symptoms of PTSD for some people.  This is the ability to devout 100% of your attention on one thing.  It is considered a negative thing because a person may block out the rest of the world so completely they don’t notice their house is on fire.  So why would I…

Something bigger than yourself

Every once in a while I back myself into a corner with my writing and I am not sure how to proceed.  I am writing about different tools for a coping toolbox.  PTSD is an extreme emergency survival tool.  Unfortunately, it is like driving a tank down a residential street.  Gas mileage is terrible and…

Unexpected Side Effect

Cloud and Townsend, in their book Boundaries, reminded me one of the unexpected side effects of setting boundaries.  In the process of setting boundaries, I identify my needs.  I remember the first time my counselor asked me what I wanted.  I looked at him blankly.  I had no idea.  As I selected my rights and…

The ‘B’ word

Once you understand that you have rights to protect it is time to add Boundaries to the tool box.  You can review the page that I have on boundaries.  https://ptsd-acceptingcopingthriving.com/coping/boundaries/ These are the books on Boundaries that my counselors suggested: Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend http://store.cloudtownsend.com/boundaries-softcover-book.html http://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-When-Take-Control-Your/dp/0310247454 This book is based…