posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 03:58 AM
some members who have got to know me over the years will know I have (had) PTSD and well the tactile flashbacks are/were unbearable to the point that
it drove me well and truly over the edge and even my Doc has not helped with the body sensations!; other forms of therapy (like tapping) help but do
not take the tactile stuff away
BUT I figured out just recently WHAT DOES get rid of them. (for me anyway)
halleluyah... (spelling is wrong but you know what I mean)
well I worked it out just recently and I hope it helps others...
"even if bad stuff from the past (I can't cope with) is happening right now... It doesn't matter COS I am NOT there.."
anyone who has PTSD will understand that triggers are anything that reminds a person of a traumatic event and it can and does take you back to the
event... and for years I just tried to distract 'the other reality'... and tried to ignore it and that is very hard to do... very hard.
People talk about being in the here and now, or 'focus' on the present but that is really hard to do if you have PTSD.
anyway.. I have had a real breakthrough with the acceptance 'that if it is still happening, it doesn't matter cos I am here... "
so it is not like saying it isn't happening cos it might be (yanno, my ghost might be still there) but it doesn't matter cos I am in another place...
I hope that makes sense... it makes sense to me anyway and I hope it makes sense to others who struggle to cope in life because of this horrible
effing thing called PTSD
Psychology of the body - PTSD (questions, observations from personal experiences)
sad cos a lot of People don't survive this condition... but thread above is historical and this thead I feel illustates hope for recovery
edit on 22~1~2013 by Thurisaz because: PTSD doesn't deserve captital letters ...