Treat PTSD Symptoms With Methods That Get Lasting Results
Authored by William G. DeFoore, Ph.D.
PTSD symptoms can be persistent and pervasive, keeping you from living a normal life. There is help for you here. You got your ptsd from powerful, traumatic emotional experiences, and you can heal them by creating powerful and positive emotional experiences with the healing power of your own mind.
Your post traumatic stress disorder is there for a reason, meaning there's really nothing wrong with you--your mind is doing exactly what it is supposed to do.
Your body/mind is a naturally self-healing organism, and the more you trust it, the better it will work for you. All of your healing comes from inside you.
Even the best medical intervention is one that activates and allows your internal healing and self-correction processes.
Find out now how to deal with these ptsd symptoms, and take charge of your life.
Think about the words...post traumatic stress disorder. Let's look at what those words mean:
Post means after--could be days after or many years after. So, just because your trauma was a long time ago...or if it wasn't that long ago, it can still cause ptsd.
Traumatic means shocking, terrifying, debilitating, shattering pain and fear. So, with the words "post traumatic," we've got "after major shock, pain and fear."
Stress refers to what is going on in your body and mind. This is where you get the ptsd symptoms of: heart racing, sweating, anxiety, catastrophic thinking, racing thoughts, paranoid thought patterns, sleep problems, rage and anger disorders.
Disorder means that those stress symptoms are happening too much, and interfering with your normal functioning. Everybody experiences stress, but post traumatic stress disorder is not normal stress, because it is tied in with specific past events.
So, you have ptsd if you are experiencing a combination of those stress symptoms on a recurring basis following a traumatic experience in your past.
I wouldn't worry too much about the diagnosis, however. Our purpose here is to help you do something about it.
How Do You Treat PTSD Symptoms?
This is not a medical site, so we're not going to recommend any medications here. If that's what you're looking for, you'll have no problem finding that information on the Internet.
Okay, you're still here...that means you're willing to do something besides taking medication for your ptsd symptoms.
Here are some things you can do to start your healing process right now:
First, and maybe most important of all, start writing. Research by Dr. James Pennebaker and others has shown that simply writing about past traumatic experience can relieve stress and related symptoms of ptsd. Here are some guidelines for therapeutic journaling that will help you get started.
You can also address your anxiety directly by following the guidelines on this page about anxiety symptoms.
If anger is your main ptsd symptom, please examine your different options for understanding and healing your anger once and for all, in this article.
Another condition that can result from ptsd is depression. Depression results from holding pain, fear and anger inside for too long. Take the depression test to get started.
You will also benefit greatly from using the Sense of Coherence Scale, that assesses how you view life and that seeks to identify how you might use your resources to overcome resistance and maintain and develop your health.
The bottom line here is that you can start right now to heal your ptsd symptoms. Check out these two excellent audiobooks below. Use them together, and get the best possible results.
Anger Management Techniques
It's time to get it done! And you've got what it takes to do the job. You can manage your anger and the skills you need are right here at your fingertips.
Get to the heart of anger management here, and with practice you will master the skills to make your life and relationships work better. You can do this!
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NURTURING YOUR INNER CHILD Affirmations & Visualizations For Self Love & Healing
Get this revised and updated version of Dr. DeFoore's classic CD/audio download program! Using a combination of visualization and affirmations, he will guide you on a journey of emotional healing that will lead to greater self esteem and self love. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the tremendous value of your true, original nature and begin your journey to a joyful, fulfilling life.