Help Me Please
I am 40 years old and I did time in the army. I was in Texas when I was on bivouac, and I fell and damaged my right arm. That is when the drill sergeants started their crap, pushing me assaulting me, making me do night duty. This went on for 12 hours a day for a week, no time to myself.
One sergeant one night decided to throw a six pack at me, and cut my forehead open, but nothing happened to him. A week later I was leaving the PX and there was a car wreck, and a parent and one child died. To this day, I still see them. I don't eat right or sleep. My anger is out of control.
Response from Dr. DeFoore
Hello Perry, and thanks for writing your story on this site. It is clear that you have some symptoms of PTSD, especially from the car wreck you witnessed. You're a good person, and you want to be better so that you can have a good life.
Here's what I suggest:
1) Practice these these imagery processes for emotional healing to deal with the trauma from the car wreck. Imagery is powerful, and if you use it, it will definitely help you. In your mind's eye, go and get that younger you out of the traumatic situations, and comfort him.
2) Do the journaling processes on this page every day, and you will start to feel some relief from the anger.
Take good care of yourself, Perry. Eat well and regularly, exercise regularly and develop a positive spiritual focus. It sounds to me like you need those basics in place before you will be able to heal emotionally like you want to. Your body has to be healthy before you can be emotionally and mentally healthy. The imagery processes for emotional healing, for example, will not help you as much if at all, it your physical life is not stable.
My very best to you,
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