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PTSD: Understanding, coping with, and Kicking it’s Ass!
PTSD: Understanding, coping with, and Kicking it’s Ass!

PTSD: Understanding, coping with, and Kicking it’s Ass!

PTSD: Understanding, coping with, and Kicking it's Ass! Pulling from my own experience, study and years of research, the topic I wish to focus on today is PTSD
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Pulling from my own experience, study and years of research, the topic I wish to focus on today is Understanding and coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As always I wish to pull from various perspectives including those of: Wayne Dyer, Florence Scoval Shinn, Jesus, The Buddha and myself.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background. PTSD can cause a variety of symptoms that can interfere with daily life, including intrusive thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance behavior, and hyperarousal.

The concept of PTSD is not new, and ancient cultures recognized the effects of trauma on mental health. In Buddhism, for example, the concept of “dukkha” refers to suffering caused by physical or emotional pain, including trauma. Jesus, too, is said to have healed people who were suffering from psychological distress caused by trauma.

Florence Scovel Shinn believed in the power of affirmations and positive thinking to heal traumatic experiences. She wrote, “Your word is your wand, use it to create a new reality.” Wayne Dyer also believed in the power of the mind to overcome trauma, stating that “You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.”

Here are some strategies for understanding and coping with PTSD:

  1. Seek Professional Help

If you are struggling with PTSD, seeking professional help is an important first step. A mental health professional can help you develop coping strategies, teach you relaxation techniques, and provide support and guidance as you work through your trauma. They can also recommend medications that may help alleviate symptoms.

PTSD: Understanding, coping with, and Kicking it's Ass! Pulling from my own experience, study and years of research, the topic I wish to focus on today is PTSD
Ready to find yourself once more? We can help. Click here to see how, and begin life again!https://thejohnmorris.co.uk/mind-body-soul/
  1. Practice Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness can help you manage your thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness involves focusing on the present moment and accepting your thoughts and feelings without judgment. Techniques like deep breathing, meditation, and yoga can be helpful in promoting mindfulness and reducing stress.

  1. Connect with Others

Social support is important for coping with PTSD. Spending time with family and friends, joining a support group, or participating in group therapy can help you feel less isolated and provide a sense of belonging.

  1. Exercise Regularly

Exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health. Regular exercise can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve sleep, and increase self-esteem. It can also be a healthy way to manage stress and anxiety.

  1. Write in a Journal

Journaling can be a helpful tool for processing traumatic experiences. Writing about your thoughts and feelings can help you gain perspective, identify triggers, and develop coping strategies. We covered this in yesterday’s post. Read here

  1. Practice Self-Care

Self-care is essential for managing PTSD. This includes eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and engaging in activities that bring you joy. It also means being kind and compassionate to yourself and recognizing that healing from trauma takes time.

In conclusion, understanding and coping with PTSD is a complex process that requires patience, support, and professional help. By taking steps to manage symptoms and develop healthy coping strategies, individuals with PTSD can improve their quality of life and regain a sense of control over their thoughts and emotions.

Understanding…

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and depression, and can interfere with daily life. It’s important to understand the nature of PTSD and how to cope with it, and spiritual teachings can offer a unique perspective on this condition.

Wayne Dyer, a renowned self-help author and motivational speaker, often emphasized the importance of forgiveness and letting go of negative emotions in order to achieve inner peace. This can be especially relevant for those suffering from PTSD, as traumatic events can leave deep emotional scars that may be difficult to heal. Dyer also stressed the importance of living in the present moment and not dwelling on past events, which can trigger PTSD symptoms.

Florence Scovel Shinn, a metaphysical author and teacher, believed in the power of positive affirmations and visualization to create a more positive reality. For someone with PTSD, this could mean using affirmations to counteract negative self-talk and reframe traumatic memories in a more positive light. Visualization techniques could also be used to create a sense of safety and security when dealing with triggers.

Jesus, as a spiritual teacher, emphasized the importance of love and compassion for oneself and others. For someone with PTSD, this could mean practicing self-compassion and forgiveness, as well as seeking support from loved ones and mental health professionals. Jesus also taught that faith and trust in a higher power can provide comfort and guidance in difficult times.

The Buddha, a spiritual teacher and founder of Buddhism, taught that suffering is an inherent part of human existence, but that we can learn to manage it through mindfulness and compassion. For someone with PTSD, this could mean practicing mindfulness meditation to become more aware of their thoughts and emotions and learning to respond to them in a non-judgmental way. Compassion practices, such as loving-kindness meditation, could also help to cultivate a sense of connection and empathy towards oneself and others.

Conclusion

Overall, the spiritual teachings of Wayne Dyer, Florence Scovel Shinn, Jesus, and the Buddha offer valuable insights for understanding and coping with PTSD. Through practices such as forgiveness, positive affirmations, self-compassion, and mindfulness, it’s possible to manage the symptoms of PTSD and find a sense of peace and healing. Seeking support from mental health professionals and loved ones can also be an important part of the recovery process.

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