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    Involuntary body shakes

    Thank you for this @Friday I appreciate your detailed response. There is definitely some stimming to soothe going on and I think also some release of anxiety and adrenaline. I am taking in all that you wrote and am going to take some time with it. I did today ask my husband to describe to me...
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    Involuntary body shakes

    I am wondering if anyone can connect to this. I have these big involuntary body shakes and jerks that come when I am anxious or very tired at the end of the day. They can last for some time and feel quite violent when they do. I also get them in the middle of the night if I wake up and find...
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    Rebuilding my relationships with my children

    Thanks TedWny for your reply. I have ordered the book you recommend. Appreciated x
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    Rebuilding my relationships with my children

    This is lovely to read Rosebud. Thank you for your reply. I hope for better and thriving relationships with all 3 of my kids but this one is the trickiest of all with my daughter. I have never viewed to live truthfully with them as courageous, until I read your reply. But you're right, it is...
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    Rebuilding my relationships with my children

    Thank you for your reply OliveJewel. I appreciate you taking the time. I totally get what you say about self first and that a focus on improving my relationship with myself. I get stuck with the work 'Joy' and appreciate you stating that- at times there doesn't seem to be a lot of joy, but it...
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    Rebuilding my relationships with my children

    I am wondering if anyone else has had experience with dealing with their own PTSD symptoms causing problems with their relationships with their own children. I am 46 and I have only just been diagnosed with PTSD (8 months ago) from childhood neglect and violence, as well as other events that...
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    What coping skill are you using now or within the past day

    Watching TV that I don't have to think about - it's a numbing technique I know but I find it helpful when I get in from work and I am tired. Recognising when I start to get overwhelmed/foggy in work and taking time out to breathe - and not feeling guilty about it. Drawing my awareness to my...
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    Sufferer Recently diagnosed and need support

    Good for you. That is such a great way to think. We are all on a journey I think, just at different parts of it and travelling at very different speeds. Mine is still a relatively new journey too but with determination and self love and care I am getting through. I am so happy you are here on...
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    Sufferer Recently diagnosed and need support

    I can recommend this one too. It is so helpful and clear and I find myself using the tools and thinking all the time. When I was first diagnosed I felt like my whole world fell apart, then one day I realised that it is childhood trauma so it has always been there - that part had not changed -...
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    Being scared in certain situations outside

    Totally hypervigilance! I can really relate to this. I live near a lovely forest - perfect for dog walking - but I find myself avoiding it because if I am on my own and see any man walking near me I find I am in such high alert that I end up running with total fear. I am convinced that they...
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    Siblings don’t believe me

    I have a similar pattern of 'discovering' my abuse as you have described. I am not sure of the who's and the what's but I know it happened. My realisation was six months ago. I don't think I would ever talk to my siblings about it because I think they have very different thinking about growing...
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