Working with Triggers

Working with Triggers

Triggers are part and parcel of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you have PTSD, you have triggers of some kind that cause a symptomatic reaction. The positive to triggers is that with time and effort you can remove them or lessen the symptomatic impact to...
Guilt and Shame

Guilt and Shame

Guilt and shame are two of the most common, difficult, emotions to be dealt with in healing a majority of traumatic events. Guilt and shame are often both present in sexual abuse, childhood abuse and events that encompass death of another, eg. survivor guilt. These...
13 Steps for Managing Flashbacks

13 Steps for Managing Flashbacks

You may need, or want, to adapt the steps slightly to suit yourself. Add or remove for what you need uniquely. You get the overall idea though. Say to yourself: “I am having a flashback”. Flashbacks take us into a timeless part of the psyche that feels as...
Finding Negative Core Beliefs

Finding Negative Core Beliefs

This is based on a technique used for personality disorders called the “Downward Arrow Technique.” The technique finds automatic thoughts, meaning your instinctive behavioural thoughts that you use which cause symptoms due to being a negative thought. You...
Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety is defined as an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs, such as sweating, tension, and increased pulse, by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s...