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1 A Healer’s Perspective On PTSD
7 Awareness Of Your PTSD Signs & Triggers
14 Caring For Yourself While You’re Healing
18 Healing Process For PTSD
68 Healing Process For Survivor Guilt
83 Supporting Your Continued Well-being
91 Healing Your Relationships
95 Centering Techniques
99 Grounding Techniques
101 Chakra Balancing Techniques
104 Healing Adrenal Fatigue
107 Healing Depression
110 Using Words To Empower
114 About The Author
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Impacts of PTSD
When PTSD is activated, you’ll experience periods of separation from
your integrity and wisdom. This will cause you to make decisions and take
actions that complicate your life and that may be harmful to others. This is
almost constant for some people and in some situations. For others it
occurs only when certain triggers are present.
In addition to the conscious impacts of trauma, many people have impacts
that become subconscious almost immediately. These subconscious impacts
are often the cause of anti-social, self-defeating, or aggressive behaviors.
Trauma memories are stored in body tissue as well as being stored
mentally. Storing experiences and memories in areas of the body rather
than the mind is an instinctive skill that’s designed to help you survive
high trauma situations. This is an excellent short-term coping tool that
becomes detrimental when you use it as a long-term way of coping
with high stress.
Body memories heal best through movement and touch.
Many people leave a small piece of their consciousness in the trauma
experience(s), holding the emotions and memories associated with the
trauma. Shamans call these pieces of consciousness “soul slivers”. The
process of segmenting consciousness is called dissociation and it’s an
instinctive skill that’s designed to help you survive high trauma
situations. It’s an excellent short-term coping tool that becomes
detrimental when you use it as a long-term way of coping with high
stress. Soul slivers heal best by reuniting them with the rest of your
Traumatic Stress and Post Traumatic Stress are normal ways of temporarily
coping with the effects of trauma. For many people, these stresses rebalance
naturally and their responses to life return to normal within days or weeks
after a traumatic event has ended.
PTSD develops when the normal trauma stress continues for too long or
when there’s a prolonged period of trauma. When normal trauma stress
becomes PTSD, you’ve become stuck in one or more survival modes.
When you’re not actually in physically dangerous situations, living from
survival mode causes you to respond disproportionately or irrationally to
Your adrenal glands are on high alert, keeping your body in an intense
state of awareness to possible danger (fight or flight). This biological
response is designed to prevent physical harm to your body. Living with
elevated adrenal activity for long periods of time will cause adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal Fatigue heals best through nutrition and rest.
See Adrenal Healing Process on page 102.
Your emotions may swing rapidly and radically. You may get stuck in
one or a few emotions and lose access to the others. You may avoid
being emotionally vulnerable.
You may focus repeatedly on certain thoughts, feel confused, be
indecisive, make snap decisions, think in absolutes (black/white thinking),
or avoid thinking. You may lose access to your creative thinking or use
it in ways that are destructive or self-defeating.
You may fervently embrace a religion or spiritual path, avoid spirituality,
doubt there’s anything beyond this life or seek proof that there is. You
may seek forgiveness or want to die. You may feel cursed, possessed,
or haunted. You may feel powerless or unwilling to do anything before
first receiving spiritual guidance.
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