Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy (PTSD) sbi 2017-09-26T03:59:49+00:00
In developing inner safety with self compassion and acceptance one embraces the fears with courage which opens the heart to change.
– Michael G. Mruz
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Individuals suffering from PTSD can often trace their profound fear and anxiety to a definable traumatic event in their life. The event may have occurred in wartime or during a natural disaster. The event may also be sexual abuse, a rape or an attack, or even witnessing an attack. It may have occurred in childhood or as an adult.
The event may not even seem traumatic to others, however, what matters is how it affected you. A traumatic experience produces intense fear, helplessness or horror – either at the time of the event or shortly thereafter. After the event, sometimes years later, you may have flashbacks –recurrent intrusive recollections of the event – feelings of detachment or guilt, or experience sleep problems or a variety of physical symptoms.
You may also be hypervigilant, always on the alert that something dangerous or bad may happen. These feelings often affect one’s ability to form or maintain close relationships and can interfere with one’s functioning within the family or at work. You may experience one or all of these feelings and symptoms; they may occur regularly or be intermittent. Therapy can be very effective at relieving these symptoms.
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact me for a consultation on PTSD treatment.