My PTSD Forum
ANP's, EP's, if you don't really get it about those this thread may not make a ton of sense - but if you feel like it bear with me. For those of us with Developmental Trauma we tend to split off into 1 or more ANP's and one or more EP's. This is a theory, yes, but it works for me. I am working with my EP's and along with that work am getting more to the gist of the matter. I am able to see 'facets' of myself. And one appeared this week VERY clearly. And I am attempting to tease her...
In @MsSpock 's racism thread, I quipped that:
I'm less disturbed by racists than I am by statists. a racist might be happy with separation and shunning, he doen't necessarily want to force others into the obsessive compulsive details of his system, or force others to pay for it. A statist does.
Rather than risk derailing that thread, here goes with a fresh one:
Arguably, without access to the coercive powers claimed by statists, a racist is just an individual with some (IMO) rather bizzare...
Adapted from a Facebook game that's doing the rounds at the moment. Kept me distracted for a couple of minutes anyway so play along if you want
Answer the questions below. Every answer must starts with the first letter of your forum username!
A boys name:
A girls name:
Something you wear:
A type of food:
Something found in the bathroom:
A reason to be late:
Something you shout out:
A reason to be...
My name is Ashley. I am 25, from Kentucky, and will soon have a teaching degree! You should know that I am a very fun, bubbly, passionate person, but I have also fought hard with certain traumatic events. From being raped when I was 15 to marrying an abusive man. I am an emotional person at times, but I have sought help and I am seriously a very happy person.
I started seeing an Iraq Vet about 3 months ago. He is 34, did two tours in Iraq and has been out for several years now...
I'm sure of the long tern members and staff remember Froggie. I was told today on Facebook that she passed away yesterday. Her daughter wrote a short post and I knew you would like to know.
Froggie was one of the first members I met her. She became a good friend and although we are on different continents, we would meet each day and have our coffee together.
There is a new angel to watch over us. I have a candle lit in her memory.
She is at peace now.
I won't go into details but my therapist mentioned yesterday that some of my self protection / preservation defenses are offline. That's her word for me not being aware or in touch with something.
Usually I can Google the key words and get some understanding outside of therapy. I'm finding nothing that relates.
Anyone have experience going from a place where you're not always aware you're in danger - where your body and emotions don't respond 'appropriately' ? I'm trying to figure out...
Has anyone else had unhelpful therapists on the NHS? I recently went for counselling which I was advised to do during my break from psychology (I remembered Traumatic things from my childhood and the psychologist thought I should take a break-i told her I'd feel like I'd been given up on but she still got rid of me)
So I was told to try counselling at a thing called Lifelink. The woman I was given was extremely insensitive and tactless. I have an eating disorder and she was Saying things...
Hello All, just a quick intrduction. I had never heard of C-PTSD until someone posted about it in a group I am in. I read about it and realize this is me! I grew up in a home with an alcohlic father who was very strict and controlling. He was abusive with my mother, verbally and at times, it got physical. I was molested by a friend of my family when I was about 5yrs old. I am not sure how long it went on, but I remember it well. I married a narcisist and spent over 30 years being...
Some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you... and still other days, you think you've both missed each other on the trail when he comes up and swipes you in a blind turn the trail.
It was a pretty nice day. Thought it would be trigger free. Thought I was going to make it to bed tonight. Thought that I was going to feel ok and safe in my bed, my home, my space all day...
Feeling kind of down but still in a good-ish spot, watching Torchwood, petting Char and his lovely soft...
Hi! So, I'm gonna start this out by saying that I was officially diagnosed with PTSD by a therapist(severe PTSD, in fact?). But, I have my doubts about that. I mean, I scored really high on the test she gave me. I have almost every symptom she listed. But, I don't have, arguably, the most important symptom. That is to say, I don't have flashbacks or nightmares.
Now, I'm technically a survivor of domestic abuse. Up until the age of ten(then, counting the times he came back, roughly twelve?),...
Hello, my name is maressa I am 20 years old and healthy i have a 5 month old son and recently was lying in bed with him and as I was falling asleep, suddenly felt my heart racing, nauseous , tingling fluttering feeling through out my body like i was going to pass out . I automatically sprung up & tried to calm myself down from it. I couldn't, it kept getting worse.. i literally thought i was dying , i felt like my body was just giving out like my soul was leaving my body or something. I...
I am new to the site and I am so glad that I found this page. I have known my boyfriend since high school and we reconnected last year and started dating in July. Everything was going great until December when he started subtly changing. He started being distant and we stopped being intimate. Then in February he disappeared...he literally walked away from his life. At the end of April he finally made contact with his family and is now living with them. It took 2 weeks for him to contact me...
So my guy is sick, with man flu or some such thing :-D
He's not overly snuggly most of the time - we hug many times every day (of not more than 5 seconds duration, usually), but mostly that's because I ask for them. He knows I love hugs, so he obliges me, and it's become an expected 'norm' in our relationship.
Last night, however, we spooned most of the night, and this morning he came over to me while I was fiddling on my computer. I shuffled over, as I thought he just want to hop onto his...
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