My PTSD Forum
Interesting article: Dogs hijack the human bonding pathway
Research paper behind it: Oxytocin-gaze positive loop and the coevolution of human-dog bonds
Human-like modes of communication, including mutual gaze, in dogs may have been acquired during domestication with humans. We show that gazing behavior from dogs, but not wolves, increased urinary...
So both my T and Psychiatrist want me to start "stretching" myself, not "pushing", to be more active and involved especially now that I've been on my meds for a while now and have developed various tools and awareness. This is such a new concept for me I'm having problems with it. I'm so used to pushing myself and that's what got me in this mess to begin with. They say the more I stretch and am successful at it, the more self-confidence I can build. Has anyone else been asked to do something...
I'm finally going for my first "real" therapy session, but it's only happening about 3 weeks from now because they're full. It sucks it's going to be in 3 weeks time because I'm freaking out over it. I keep bouncing between cancelling and leaving it.
I don't know who my counsellor is but I only know that it's a male therapist. Other than that, I don't know anything else and it's killing me.
Has anyone ever felt nervous starting therapy because:
1) Afraid that your therapist won't...
My trauma comes from an abusive past boyfriend and my father. I'm a little frightened to write this online, I'm feeling quite anxious writing this.
When I was a child I was beaten severely by my father. It lasted all my life. I was also beaten severely by a past boyfriend. I passed out from being beaten at least three times. I was in hospital a few times. I've also been sexually abused and verbally abused. I think I remember being held at knife point at one stage. The biggest thing that...
I am travelling with a photographer. We are staying in a hotel together, in the same room. She had arranged for us to travel 4 hours to some town today to see people she wanted to meet with. I woke up after only about two hours of sleep (I have had severe insomnia all week), and so was feeling quite ill. Migraine, nausea. But knowing myself, I knew that I just needed to get some sleep and rest after a very hectic week. I politely but firmly told her that I would not come with on the trip,...
So my therapy has technically ended. Because it looked like we had covered the issue I had gone in for, but I think it was really because I wasn't doing what I was suppose to be doing.
The reason I had gone in was that I was having a hard time in college and needed some help to just get through it. I'm half way done so I thought why not just push through. I have a very hard time talking about myself or saying anything real so therapy was not exactly easy for me. For the most part I used...
I'm here because I have PTSD from an incident onboard a plane I was working on.
I had to deal with a scitzaphrenic who wanted the plane on the ground no matterr what.
He wasn't medicated and wouldn't calm down.
I was hit then we went through severe turbulence being hit by bottles of water and trays and then got hurt when we restrained him and diverted the aircraft.
He thought we were trying to kill him.
He was fighting for his life as I was fighting back for mine.
I had dealt with...
I just wanted to let all my friends, and all members here, that I have been is some kind of a strange mood lately, so I haven't been posting much, or visiting chat. I just have not been ready to talk or communicate. However I am still visiting on a regular basis, and reading all of your post.
I really am doing ok,it is just a phase that I am in, and will soon get back to communicating with everyone.
Okay so this is a pathetic thing to be afraid of, i know. But this is quite possibly my worst trigger and i have no idea how to cope with it.
Please don't laugh, but here it is: Wheelchairs.
Like a few people on here, i was kidnapped and... well i don't like saying the word torture (call it my denial) so i'll just refer to it as abuse. i had woken up from a drug induced unconsciousness and i found my self being pushed into a pitch black room via a wheelchair. i was cuffed to the...
i live in a condo in an old beach house that has six units. Two of us live here year round and this woman has definite psyche problems. She has fits of rage and can't tolerate anything that she can't control-like me!! She has bitched about everything I do, which is basically living my life on my terms and not hers. Her latest rant is the fact that I don't back into my parking place. I park front end in. I have lousy depth perception and poor peripheral vision so backing into a small space is...
With mental health services severely lacking where I live, the GP's do most of the heavy lifting.
My GP prescribed me Nabilone...a synthetic cannabanoid. I've read research papers that state it lessens the severity of nightmares and flashbacks. Often eliminating them altogether.
I wonder if others have had positive effects...or negative. I also have the concern that, my recent flashblacks are surfacing newly uncovered memories for me. I don't wish to use a drug to bury these, especially...
I'm in a very triggering situation right now, and all I can keep thinking is "flee" and "oh God, this just makes me wanna go off myself."
It's just very challenging to be put into these situations that cause this kind of shaky panic mode - and hard to work through the feelings and realize it's short term pain.
My fiancee has been a major anchor and support for me through some very down periods that I have experienced throughout our relationship, however, she is about to experience an incredibly down period herself. Her Meme (Grandmother) has been suffering with Alzheimer's disease and is showing signs of worsening, not improving. Her Meme has been her primary support throughout her life, and therefore the lose of her will make a major impact on her. How best can I "move past my own head and...
The last few days I've had access to some memories that haven't been about for a while and one in particular is making me sick to my stomach.
I don't know if anyone remembers in the 90's when liam and Noel Gallagher (Brothers for anyone that doesn't know) from the band oasis French kissed and caused loads of controvosy. Well it turned out that my dad and brother thought this was hilarious and imitated it a few times, the thing is my brother was only about 14 when this was...
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