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Initial post: Jul 10, 2012 4:44:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 10, 2012 5:44:04 PM PDT
Can PTSD be healed?

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 4:50:07 PM PDT
AMY PETERSON says:
Yes. The keys to resolving PTSD are multifaseted, but it starts with the brain chemestry. This must be set right because the longstanding haunting by unresolvable trauma tends to whack us out. Resolution comes through self-awareness, talk therapy, group therapy, meds, or a combination of the above. Talk therapy works as well as antidepressants do if taken seriously and seriously embraced. It all takes time. Hypnosis is a great help when it comes to releasing what rules us.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 5:42:25 PM PDT
Do you think it's possible to control your thoughts?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 5:57:37 PM PDT
Well who or what do you think is in control of your personal neurological processes? There is only you, my friend. You and your habits. But habits can be changed. Starts with intent, moves to the will, ends with the passage of time spent paying attention and remembering your intent. Every minute.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 6:35:11 AM PDT
Is it an actual PTSD or simply PTS? PTS goes away with time and removal from the triggers. PTSD can take years of therapy and drugs and even then the symptoms may only abate and allow the individual to function better, a simple trigger can sometimes cause a relapse.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 4:53:00 PM PDT
I was in psychotherapy for over 5 years due to PTSD from child abuse. That was over 30 years ago. I still have minor problems about violence--I don't watch "action" movies and I cannot deal with abused and neglected animals. I am a sucker for every humane society that ever existed. All of my kitties are rescues. Well, you get the picture.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 4:53:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 14, 2012 9:25:46 AM PDT
I think that you can reprogram your thoughts--by substituting a more positive message whenever you receive an internal negative message.

Posted on Jul 14, 2012 8:59:22 AM PDT
S. K. Jarvis says:
I have been going to counseling for over 20 years. It has always helped to some degree and I'm not sorry I kept going. But over that time I also tried the various drug therapies for depression. I came upon EMDR therapy for PTSD and began to realize that my treatment as a child caused this trauma that looked like depression. This is used at V.A. treatment centers as an accepted treatment for PTSD. This has worked really well for me. I was having intrusion flashbacks that were getting worse. I couldn't even watch Xmas commercials this last year because I was flashing onto my mom taking my best doll and burning it in the burn barrel! Etc. I found a certified counselor through the EMDR site and my emotions have leveled out, I can process even under stressful conditions and I am not as snappish as I was getting. The other thing is that this is not psycho-dynamic, you don't even have to talk about it, just feel the feelings while holding buzzers and somehow your brain is able to integrate the experiences to normal memories! I recommend this very highly! Good luck to you!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2012 9:26:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 14, 2012 9:27:22 AM PDT
Thank you for sharing. What does EMDR stand for?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2012 7:40:50 AM PDT
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2012 9:54:30 AM PDT
Sounds like your mother and my mother were trained in similar "motherhood" schools :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2012 9:56:02 AM PDT
I am somewhat familiar with that. It was developed as a treatment modality after I finished my graduate degree. Since I was never licensed, for other semi-related health reasons, I have never bothered to learn how to do it as a clinician.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2012 11:57:56 AM PDT
Yes, I'm a survivor, you can absolutely control your thoughts, its the only thing you CAN control! You cannot undo the past or make it go away, but you can choose to think, meditate and concentrate on something else.
You can change today and your tomorrow, read Personal Power and go from there....

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 2:45:20 PM PDT
PTSD is different for each person but it always interferes in one's normal life, creating a reactive condition in one's relationships. This might mean being overly aggressive or withdrawing. It's so complicated and yet, the new energy psychology therapies have been extremely effective in clearing out old and persistent traumatic residue and psychotoxic dark energy that becomes embedded in one's energy field as subtle energy. Many are not aware of how people become "infected" by trauma but my book describes this in great detail. If you are interested here is the link. Dynamic Energetic Healing: Integrating Core Shamanic Practices With Energy Psychology Applications And Processwork Principles (Complementary Medicine) Howard Brockman
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