Are You Speeding on the PTSD Highway?

September 28, 2012 Michele Rosenthal

If you've survived a type of trauma and are now in some form of recovery from its effects, chances are you're movingatwarpspeed. You could probably win the Indie 500 with little to no practice just by sitting still.

Decisions, actions, behaviors, thoughts and emotions can all seem amped up when you live with anxiety, fear, panic and hypervigilance.

How To Quit the Race Track

Part of PTSD recovery - a LARGE part of recovery! - it learning to slow down.

This audio offers a challenge that, if you accept it, can enormously change the way you feel. Are you up for it?

Michele is the author of Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity. Connect with her on Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and her website,

APA Reference
Rosenthal, M. (2012, September 28). Are You Speeding on the PTSD Highway?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 15 from

Author: Michele Rosenthal

Maree Robertson
October, 2 2012 at 4:05 pm

My first time finding this site & blog, I have PTSD & think it looks like a cornucopia of resources, so i joined the site, but when it logged me back on, I noticed there is no separate TAB listing for PTSD, how can I just follow Michelle's blog from here? Or find the PTSD stuff without wading through lots of other topics...which is often difficult, given the state of my brain! Wamm Regards, Maree

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Michele Rosenthal
October, 2 2012 at 4:53 pm

Hi, Maree -- That's a very good question! I'm going to get an answer and will post it here. Be back to you asap! In the meantime, you can also follow my blog on the Heal My PTSD website, which is the site I launched a few years ago. It's full of PTSD education, information and support. Plus a link to my radio show, which I think you might enjoy:

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Michele Rosenthal
October, 3 2012 at 12:29 pm

@Maree -- Here's the lowdown on the Healthy Place site:
PTSD is listed under the “Anxiety-Panic Community”, which includes all the anxiety disorders. All PTSD articles on the main site can be found here:
Regarding subscribing to the blogs, you cannot subscribe to an individual blog. We do have an RSS feed which includes all the blogs. Just click on the orange RSS button in the “Follow HealthyPlace” box on the right side column.

David Nelson
September, 29 2012 at 10:05 am

Excellent advice about slowing down. Thanks for sharing

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Michele Rosenthal
October, 2 2012 at 11:57 am

Glad you agree, David! That was a lesson I learned the hard way (a lot of splat!!) and I see repeated over and over in the survivors with whom I work. The post-trauma habit can be, "I need to move fast to get away from my feelings and to keep up with any future dangers." Ironically that becomes the source of a lot of problems both in life and recovery.

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