The Truth About PTSD!

PTSD ( “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”) has made the news as being a war issue and label given to our veterans.  Yet, why are so many others suffering from the same symptoms?

As a Trauma Resolution Specialist I have found that many of the people I have worked with have lived with symptoms of PTSD for most of their life, not knowing they were even suffering from it. They had no idea that their thought processes and coping mechanisms were not what would be determined as “normal”, creating a world of confusion, depression and fears to name a few of the symptoms.

You may be asking “How would I know if I have symptoms of PTSD?” So I’ll begin by asking…

Have you or anyone you know suffered from abuse in one or more of these forms…

  • Neglect?
  • Abandonment?
  • Bullying?
  • Molestation?
  • Or any physical abuse?

Then You May Also Have A Form Of PTSD.

Lots of times without even thinking about it we continue to go from one abusive relationship to another wondering why things are so screwed up in our lives. We discover that what we are doing is staying with the same familiar patterns holding us back from growing and living. And in many cases that pattern shows up in different forms of illnesses.

Other Facts About PTSD…

  • Anywhere from 10% to 30% of car accident victims will develop PTSD.
  • Trauma may be physical (Diseases / Illnesses), psychological (Mental Illness), or a combination of both.
  • 17,000,000 people from the U.S. experience traumatic events each year
    • On average one in every four of them will develop PTSD. (That’s more than 4,250,000 People)
  • 40% of Americans under the age of 30 will experience trauma
    • One in every four of them will develop PTSD.
  • An estimated 5 percent of Americans (More than 13 million) have PTSD at any given time.
  • Women are twice as likely to develop PTSD
  • On average 1 out of 10 women will experience PTSD at some time in their lives.

If you are like most people I talk to, your first response is denial that you could even be experiencing any of the symptoms of stress, let alone have a form of PTSD. You may accept that your world is not going the way you expected it to, yet you have no idea how to move forward, or even where to start, so you may be asking… “What Does A Person Do?”Trust becomes one of the biggest obstacles in finding a way out of these patterns.

YOUR First Step…

When you step into that space of not wanting to be a victim anymore, knowing that what has happened to you is over and now you are ready to find a way out, you have taken your first step.

Now that you have taken the first step the rest is like peeling an onion. That means you have layers of stored up energy and understanding how releasing them will change your life. That energy is known as emotions, and we have two different types of emotion…

1)   Useful Emotion – This is emotion that helps us in our daily lives keeping us balanced and sane.

2)  Not Useful Emotion – This is emotion that shows up in two different area’s of our lives.

Incomplete Experiences, which are experiences in our past that were stopped short of a conclusion and show up as…

  • Trauma
  • Emotional Pain
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Startle-response

Reactive Emotions which show up as…

  • Expectations, that are something we expect to happen so we show the emotion of…
    • Fear
    • Anxiety
    • Hyper vigilance
  • Projections, which are emotions that we anticipate due to past experiences such as…
    • Anger
    • Disappointment
    • Sadness
    • Depression
    • Guilt
    • Remorse

There are many different techniques but the one that I have found to be the most effective in releasing these emotional roadblocks is called The See and Core Technique. It is easy to learn and use once you remove the major layers that are holding you back.

July 21, 2014

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