PTSD | How To Console Others
This quick video provides some tips on how to console other people who are experiencing tremendous pain, loss or grief.
In this video, Jacob Ham talks about his favourite metaphor for trauma. He uses this with nearly all of his trauma patients during therapy. It’s a great way to depersonalize trauma reactions and make sense of them in a way that doesn’t leave a person feeling too bad about why they react the way they […]
The art of diplomacy is vital if we are to get better at managing our relationships, our friendships and our working lives. None of us is born knowing how to be diplomatic, but the skill can be learnt – and should be to make life more gracious and efficient.
As a spouse, I remember when I felt those things, I remember saying those words “This isn’t fair”. I remember the endless days of crying, asking who was this person I am married to? I remember complaining about the changes in life as well as our relationship. I remember feeling the deepest, darkest place I […]
So you know someone with PTSD. How do you act around them? There are many questions that come up, especially if you are not familiar with #PTSD. Many people who suffer from PTSD lose their friends, many times family, all because others do not understand these very things. A person with PTSD is no different […]
Well, that’s a given isn’t it! Stress is one of the things that Craig and I have been told time and time again that he needs to avoid in every way possible, which I know many others have been told the same thing. Think about it. That’s in reality a very difficult thing to do. […]
Many do not know this about PTSD I want to discuss something a little different about PTSD that many are not aware of. I have people ask me quite often if it is normal or possible for PTSD to show up after the fact, as in years after a trauma occurred. The answer is ABSOLUTELY! […]
Fibromyalgia Seen in 50% of American Veterans with P.T.S.D. The mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia is widely thought of as a woman’s disease, but new research suggests it is also common among men with post traumatic stress disorder. In a study of male Israeli war veterans, half of the men with combat-related P.T.S.D also had […]
Let me tell you a story… You know how I always say teach children? It does not matter what age they are, they can learn on their age level. I have a golden rule, children are curious by nature and majority of the time when they are ready to learn more they ask questions. I […]
I’ve already had some feedback from people in my life saying why have you not included the good times in your life; simple, this is not my autobiography; this is my life journey of what made me into the person I am today living with C.P.T.S.D. Not one singular event but smaller events that grew […]
The differences between a “Therapy Dog” vs “Service Dog” Lets start with the main major difference and go from there as it may help you save time when thinking about what your needs are. A therapy dog is more of a companion and has the same legal rights as any household pet whereas a service […]
Contact numbers for each state is listed below The Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) can give financial assistance to victims of crime in Victoria. You may be able to get a payment from VOCAT for your pain and suffering, and to help with things like: counselling and medical expenses; safety related expenses; loss or […]
My Recent Experience This is something I recently experienced with a stay in Xavier (PTSD ward in a psych hospital). I was so totally overwhelmed with life in general when I arrived for my 21-day stay. During this time I was put on two new medications, both meant to help me sleep at night and […]