The Nature and Power of Thoughts-The single most productive thing I have learned in my recovery journey is how to take a thought captive–how not allow it to rule or ruin a moment, a day, an opportunity. In this quick video Dr. John A. King discusses something that is at the very heart of his book #dealwithit – living well with PTSD.
I wrote this piece ‘Do You See Him?’ after touring with a documentary on human trafficking that featured my story called Stopping Traffic. It discusses the impact of sexual abuse on men .
Overcoming a victim mentality is a matter of perception. If you allow someone to make your world for you, they will always make it too small.
PTSD Is Not A Pissing Competition . I was contacted by a female veteran who made it very clear to me that she believes that REAL PTSD was only something that people in the military could experience. I very firmly and politely disagreed.
It’s difficult to know if someone cares for you when you are dealing with PTSD in relationships.
If you have experienced trauma, some people just want to sit and hear your horror stories. Others want fodder for the gossip machine.
How PTSD Affects Daily Life . When a man’s wife becomes his ‘caregiver,’ the natural order of marriage is destroyed. If a woman acts like your mother, it is impossible to be intimate with her.
#DEALWITHIT is a PTSD self-help book for veterans, police and trauma sufferers
Tips for Living with PTSD .
What Happens when PTSD is triggered ?
Lack of sleep will make you cranky and out of sorts. It will affect your memory, may lead to accidents, weaken your immune system and even make you fat!
Here are 4 simple things I do when I am struggling with PTSD nightmares and flashbacks.