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When Talk Therapy Fails To Heal PTSD

When Talk Therapy Fails To Heal PTSD

 

 

In last week’s post I described the two parts of your brain, how they function, how they’re different and how and why talk therapy fails to do the deep work of healing that PTSD requires. After reading that you may wonder: Great, what do I do now??

While there is no single guaranteed way to heal PTSD (we’re all different in how we experience trauma and process information and emotion) there are some terrific treatment processes that can bypass your critical, rational mind and engage your deeper brain in enormously healing ways.

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Blueprint for PTSD Recovery Motion

Blueprint for PTSD Recovery Motion

“I live in such a fog!”, Ophelia said to me last week. “I can’t see my way out of it.” Boy, do I remember that feeling!

Ophelia lives overseas and we work on her PTSD recovery via Skype. She’s terrifically motivated, open to trying new approaches and honest about her healing experience.

The PTSD fog, I’ve learned, is universal. I myself waded through it for decades until is was so thick I felt its swirl around me was more real than the world in which everyone else lived.

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PTSD and Fear: How Are You Managing It?

PTSD and Fear: How Are You Managing It?

Here’s the funny thing about the PTSD experience: Uncomfortable emotions become so familiar you don’t even notice that you have them!

For example, in my own recovery, it wasn’t until the anxiety disappeared that I realized I’d been living in such a state of high anxiety. Why is that??

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