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Anyone have experience with underwater body recovery??

Discussion in 'Military & Emergency Services' started by scubarr, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. zebbidee

    zebbidee Active Member

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    glad to hear it tim. it might get harder before it gets easier but hang in there! its worth it. what type of therapy are you doing?
     
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  3. CyclePath

    CyclePath Well-Known Member

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    You know there's brilliance in the basics. Please put me on the distro list when you guys crack the code for this one...
     
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  4. Tim_Holgate

    Tim_Holgate Member

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    CBT, as well as an indefinite course of paroxetine
     
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  5. Elmez

    Elmez New Member

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    My experience comes back to visit also. I had to free dive for a kid that was thrown from a jet ski. Due to the circumstances, I tried to find him for an hour until the dive team arrived. What has helped you?
     
  6. Tim_Holgate

    Tim_Holgate Member

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    Just talking about it really does help me deal with it. I've tried returning to the same caves (that was a very bad idea), I've started therapy. Paroxetine seems to be working as well.
     
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  7. CyclePath

    CyclePath Well-Known Member

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    Talking about it certainly helps and here you know that you're not alone in this struggle. I have a lot of friends that worked the TWA Flight 800 mission. They deal with it too. Remember that this is a normal response to an abnormal situation. I've found that most folks do kinda understand or at least try to.

    I also find that I often need to give myself more leeway in cutting myself some slack (time/patience).
     
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  8. Tim_Holgate

    Tim_Holgate Member

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    @CyclePath I struck lucky in that most of my work mates completely understood. Can't talk about it to many other people though.
     
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  9. Elmez

    Elmez New Member

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    @Tim_Holgate the "sharing" part of the experience is bothersome. Most people try to understand, they just don't get it. Glad to hear you have some mates to talk to
     
  10. scubarr

    scubarr New Member

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    For me, regular exercise, breathing/meditation, and reading. Right now I'm on Bessel van der Kolk, The body keeps score. It's helped a lot to help me understand a lot about my behaviour. It's also good to help understand how our minds work
    That all helps for the for the physical side, controlling, or trying to, my body, heart and breathing when things go really wrong. I've yet to find anything that can help with the imagery.
     
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  11. Elmez

    Elmez New Member

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    @scubarr What a great book (the body keeps the score)so much of it really hits home. The understanding of why my behavior was so messed up (no excuse for it) helps tremendously with the regulation process. Also, naps and snacks help ease the day!
     
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