In the months following treatment for PTSD, I had a series of trigger failures. I hadn’t yet figured out how to stop my triggers from sending me into a downward spiral. I was exhausted trying to figure it all out. It was at this point that I knew I had to make a choice: confront […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Triggers suck. There. I said it. Granted, that’s probably not the most eloquent way to start a blog post. What it is, however, is the most honest I can be about the way it feels to live life stumbling around a psychological minefield of trauma triggers, hoping and praying that one doesn’t get set off. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Lynn’s nightmares woke her in terror every night until she was forty-eight years old. Even after highly successful trauma treatment a number of years ago, she still has trouble sleeping. Although her nightmares are gone, she still sometimes fights anxiety and insomnia. Her body kicks and flails in her sleep as she fights inner battles. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Most people tend of think of people with post-traumatic stress disorder as veterans or Katrina victims. The general population doesn’t know that one in four women will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in her lifetime. When you’re sitting in a restaurant, ball game, church service, or business meeting, if every eighth person stood up, that’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Dr. Beth Robinson Building a relationship with a traumatized child will require a great investment of love and time. Frequently foster parents and adoptive parents believe that they can bring children into their home and erase the impact of their previous lives and trauma. The overwhelming majority of foster and adoptive children have experienced trauma. Today […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.