1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The Daily Dose

Get the last 24hrs of new topics delivered to your inbox.

Click Here to Subscribe

Writing a Trauma Journal is Hard!

Discussion in 'General' started by pandora, Jul 17, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. pandora

    pandora I'm a VIP

    3,319
    301
    4,623
    Now that i started my story or journal, i am flooded with thougths from back then. My symptoms are bad today. I know I need to do this, I have to. it is just so hard. i hope writing it all out in this manner is going to stop the constant memories. my traumas run together . I was so young. I remember a lot but I have also blocked out a lot. Welcome to my PTSD world. Just needed to vent!
     
  2. Register to participate in live chat, PTSD discussion and more.
  3. anthony

    anthony Renovation Aficionado Founder

    32,970
    46,397
    57,850
    That is the idea of writing them out, to bring them all back and deal with them, no longer ignore them. Deal with the emotion, reason with the emotion, look at everything you feel guilty, find whether you are guilty or whether you have just taken it upon yourself the guilt that rightfully belongs elsewhere. It will make you very ill, suicidal even, have no doubt, but you must control you, and you must know that you will come out the other end if you work hard on yourself. You can't just write it all out and do nothing with it, it doesn't work that way, you must work on yourself and reason logically with your past, with all your negative emotion. The idea is to raise all the negative emotion you hide, you keep secret, and deal with it so PTSD no longer has all this past negative emotion to feed upon, thus PTSD can no longer be as strong, thus the symptoms calm and give you a chance to learn how to control and manage PTSD itself.
     
  4. pandora

    pandora I'm a VIP

    3,319
    301
    4,623
    Thanx Amthony!!!!!!!!!! Any feedback would be appreciated.if and when you have time.
     
  5. Shinigami_Shimai

    Shinigami_Shimai Active Member

    83
    6
    0
    Writing always hard when it comes from deep inside. I used to be told that I wrote with my heart's blood because whatever I wrote came from deep within. I don't know if it is because I had troubles speaking as a child and I only learned to speak through writing or what. I only wish there was a quicker way to unload all this baggage, but whatever works...

    jaa ne and luck

    Kat
     
  6. Monarch

    Monarch I'm a VIP Premium Member

    1,012
    79
    0
    It is hard pandora, when I started writing mine I felt all bound up inside and freaked out, had bad dreams and thoughts but as I looked at it more and reminded myself that it isn't my life NOW it got easier. Sometimes I reread it and I feel like i am not as shocked by it, that I can deal with it and see it for what it is ----the past. Keep up the good work and lean on us when you need to.
     
  7. pandora

    pandora I'm a VIP

    3,319
    301
    4,623
    Thank you........I can't beleive it still can make me feel the way it has. Now today, headache....bad. So hopefully I will get back to it soon. No, i will get back to it. I am going to do this!
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Writing Trauma Journal
  1. JustJeri2215
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    209
  2. Lauren Taylor
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    390
  3. Akhos
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    158
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Show Sidebar