07 Feb One year Support & Encouragement Group – Healing from PTSD, Trauma and Mind-Body Anxiety.
Hi everyone, its Shane PT4theMind and Welcome to our Thursday 7th February twenty nineteen one-year support & Encouragement Group. Today we are going to talk about Healing from PTSD, Trauma and Mind-Body Anxiety.
Have you experienced an event or events in your life that were so traumatic they were outside the realm of normal experience? If so, trauma may have shaped your mind and body toward anxiety, just as it can shape your mind and body toward depression. If this resonates with you, lets explore and check off some of the items that apply to your life right now.
Mind Symptoms of PTSD
You experienced painful emotional or physical trauma in your family growing up.
You’ve suffered emotional or physical trauma in one or more of your relationships.
There has been an event in your life in which you’ve been threatened with such serious physical or emotional harm that it would be out of the range of what we consider normal life experience.
Some examples might be living through war, witnessing an accident with loss of life or limb, experiencing rape or incest, or seeing your children suffer abuse.
Whatever the trauma you’ve experienced, you tend to have “repeat performances” of this painful pattern in one relationship after another, one job after another, and so on. The painful pattern seems to replay over and over in your life like the movie Groundhog Day.
You’ll find that trauma can rewire the brain, and if the above descriptions sound familiar to you, keep listening. You will have a whole host of solutions you can use with your health care team to create physical relief and emotional serenity.
Many of us have events in our life that are traumatic. A parent dies when we’re in middle age. One of our children gets a minor illness and we’re terrified that they may not survive. A child may be diagnosed with a learning disability, or we may have a car accident on the highway.
All of us have the resilience in our brains and bodies to bounce back; however, when we experience an event that is over the top in magnitude, such as up-close, personal experience of war, watching a loved one die, being a victim of rape or abuse, and so on, the horrific memories get laid down in our brains and bodies.
Psychiatry names this post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The most recent studies with brain scans indicate that in PTSD sufferers, the fear network is not working properly.
If you have had serious trauma in your life, you may suffer from anxiety as well as depression and from its effects in your brain and body. First, understand that part of all life is distress.
From the moment we’re born, we cry. It’s painful. Daily all of us have one event or another that causes distress. Some amount of “stress,” pain, is necessary for us to grow and develop. Some even believe that crisis is necessary to challenge us and force us forward to accomplish greater and greater feats.
If you are suffering from PTSD there is help out-there. Please DM me if you need any help with some recommendations.
Louise Hay offers some Affirmations for PTSD, repeat after me.
I am harmless to others and others are harmless to me. I feel safe with the young and with the old.
I feel safe with those who are like me and those who are different from me.
I feel safe with animals, I feel relaxed with animals, I live in harmony with all animals.
I have also learned to be tranquil. In the midst of chaos, I can be tranquil. Tranquility is inner peace.
I practice being peaceful when others are agitated. I do not have to buy into people’s agitation.
For me, peace of mind and loving myself is the most important state I can experience.
By changing my thoughts, I now create peace in my world.
Peace replaces fear, terror is replaced by tranquility, scariness becomes serenity, uncertainty becomes confidence.
Love replaces hate. Repression makes for freedom. I bless all people with love, I surround the planet with love.
I know we are safe. All is well, and so it is.