My PTSD Forum
Hi, I have Developmental Trauma Disorder and have recently been reading about EMDR. I would like to look into trying it. I have multiple repetitious traumas especially during childhood. Can you recommend someone who is a good therapist overall and also good at EMDR?
Another question if anyone has any idea... I have a regular therapist of two years. He does not do EMDR, and he's mainly psychoanalytic. Is it ok to keep seeing him while I get EMDR with another therapist, or do I really have to...
Hi. Just wanted to share a bizarre coincidence that has really set me back aways last week. Usual PsyDoc I am required to see changed the location I usually attend. Instead of an 'office' location, it was a 'hospital' location. When I got there, it was a totally different PsyDoc. Surprised. He was quite aggressive, pushy - instantly didn't like the guy and I felt very threatened - basically, he gave me the creeps.
One thing stuck in my mind, his name tag. I am a fanatic for detail, it can...
Why is it that I am taking such huge leaps in my personal life lately but I still go into a meeting at work and just can't talk, literally can not talk. I just can not express myself. I just feel so powerless against my employers. My life is going so well but then I get to work and I get depressed, I feel helpless and voiceless.
A person can only take so much. I am sick of always feeling fear terror nausea and dread. I work so hard to try and have just one happy memory. Every time I lower my expectations because clearly I am asking to much. It never happens. If I didn't think my wants were simplistic and basic to begin with. Ya know, the basic rungs on maslows hierarchy.
I have know one to turn to except here. I just want it all to stop, I long for peace but bad things won't stop happening.
I wish I could make...
Last year I wrote this stupid story for class that ended up being the thing that triggered warning lights in my teacher. I hate it now because of all the stuff I had to go through because of it, but before taht happened it was precious to me since it was like my way of sharing my story.
Anyways, I decided to put it up and share it in this link. I don't have a specific reason why and I'm hoonestly not looking for any form of popularity in it. Just if anyone wants to skim thorugh it since it's...
Have you ever felt so ashamed in therapy that you wanted to disappear and sink into the ground? I’m guessing at least some of you have, but have you ever found yourself in a small office literally hiding from your T?! This actually happened to me today, I guess I brought hide and seek to a whole new level...
On a more serious note, what happened today was that my T suddenly asked a lot of questions about a sexual assault that I’ve never talked about before, and wanted me to tell her details...
I am reaching out to try and find a way to cope with my trigger. I was sexually abused by my brother when I was very young and in suffering from PTSD, any sort of nudity sends me into a sever panic-anxiety attack. This is really affecting my life, especially in relationships. Last night my boyfriend was watching House of Cards and a nude scene came on. I of course experienced the intense flooding of emotion that is followed by anger towards him. I suppose it is because he made me...
This is an episode of This American Life discussing expectations, their real effects on physical ability, and specifically how these affect the blind.
I think this episode was really interesting from the perspective of PTSD or any condition considered a disability by others. Very provocative radio hour.
As I start to integrate more/ remember more and not be so dissociated all the time, and be more present in my body more often, I feel less and less stable...like I'm cycling through emotional flashbacks, body flashbacks, dissociated shutdown, and calm presence really fast. I am trying really really had to stay in the calm present mode but can't. I'm starting to feel like things are getting worse.
Has this happened to others?
Hiya iv had two trauma focused counselling session for sexual assaults that took place when i was 15 and 21. Iv only just felt ready to talk about this. I have noticed after the sessions im very drained tired and nauseous.. Has anyone else felt like this and does it get better with more sessions. Also has any one felt the counselling really worked for them as im hoping it helps me move on as a person and regain control of my life.
My eyes may look sad
I feel very mad
My fist may be clenched
My pillow drenched
My thoughts may be hazed
My mind a bit dazed
But the redness in my face
is my attackers disgrace not mine....
For I am strong
I have the courage to move on.
To be the person i want to be a more confident me.
I held the feelings inside for far to long
My mind will no longer play the same song,
Its time to make changes for the best.
To finally put my mind to rest
I will be the person i want to be
and finally feel...
I have a question and i hope someone may be able to give me some advice.
I have delayed onset ptsd and its reared its ugly head over the past 18 months with horrible anxiety, panic and obsessive thoughys. I am on the medication merry go round as well as having therapy. I have discovered that tricyclic antidepressants work well for my anxiety and panic but so far they have left me either flat and emotionless or generally feeling ill, and not my myself.
I have a job tht i used...
I very, very rarely remember anything about my night terrors, which I think is pretty usual and one of the common markers that distinguish a night terror from a nightmare. Occasionally, I do have some memory of it - I think this is usually when I've woken up in the middle of it - but these memories are still extremely vague.
Quite often though, I realise at some point the next day if I had a night terror the night before. It's not really that I consciously remember having it and what...
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