When you live with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder you live with emotions that amp up their intensity when you least expect it.
Partly, this is due to the physiological effects of how trauma affects your brain, and hence, your body. Partly, too, this happens as a result of how difficult it becomes to regulate your thoughts, attention and emotion.
How to Approach Reclaiming Control Over How You Feel
The more you understand what’s going on the more you can make choices and take actions that change how you feel.
Ever feel like you’re just a swell of anger and rage? That’s normal in PTSD. READ this series about what’s happening and why.
PTSD anger takes its toll on relationships. READ about what you can do to help reduce the cost.
Trauma, PTSD and depression go hand-in-hand. READ about their connection.
Part of the PTSD problem is the sense of internal chaos and overwhelm. WATCH this for how to reduce it.
There are simple and free ways to start training your brain to improve how you feel. READ this for 20 ideas you can start using today.
When you feel the tiniest ounce of fear do you go into all out panic mode? WATCH this for a wholly new way to manage those moments.
Arguably one of the most mind-bending of PTSD experiences, triggers can hit when you least expect it. READ on for a 2-step program you can implement to slow down and stop the trigger-ride.
Before anything new can be created, something must be left behind. But many unexpected endings aren’t the ones we wanted or expected, which can lead to feelings of loss and grief. READ on for five steps for moving through these heavy feelings.