Does Post-Traumatic Disorder Affect You?
Updated: Sep 13, 2019
PTSD is very prevalent and affects more than 7.5 million Americans. Rape is the most likely trigger of PTSD: 65% of men and 45.9% of women who are raped will develop the disorder. Childhood sexual abuse is a strong predictor of lifetime likelihood for developing PTSD. But, what many people don't know is that PTSD is a very common occurrence that can happen when any pain, grief, fear, disappointment, or upset is felt!
Of course we understand that Veterans suffer from PTSD, abuse survivors, survivors of accidents and injuries. But, did you know that psychological injury can often be as debilitating on a person as physical injury? In fact, more common matters can lead to symptoms of PTSD such as the loss of a job, a breakup, a divorce, abandonment, a death of a loved one, someone being mean to you and doing mean and insulting things, including the silent treatment.
When the mind and body senses danger or threat, everything changes and survival mode ensues. Flight or flight takes over in order to survive that moment. For some people they go on the attack, for others they shut down in numbness. A flurry of emotions rushes in all at once, but while the mind and body goes into survival mode of a reptilian nature, the mind is not working the same as during ordinary times to process events and memory. So, what happens after the shock?
What happens is that people develop symptoms and patterns of behavior which are formed as a result of being subconsciously "frozen" in their experience. They might develop insomnia, or a sadness they can't shake, anxiety, obsessive behaviors, difficulty motivating themselves, trouble concentrating, physical illnesses, or negative patterns in relationships. Such examples might be- fear of intimacy, anger issues, fears of rejection and abandonment etc...
Sadly, most people try to treat the symptoms themselves feeling they cannot control their bodies or their minds, since their bodies and minds are acting on their own volition. They cannot necessarily control these reactions by logic alone or will themselves to be calm, or to not automatically wake up at 3am for no particular reason. So, therefore they turn to medication and even worse self-medicating themselves with food or drugs! It is no wonder we have an Opiod epidemic of people addicted to pain pills to try to kill their own inner pain! Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness. Meaning depression, anxiety, or some combinations of issues of those usual symptoms that present in different forms.
Oh yes, and all the insight in the world about your problems and why things happened, doesn't necessarily fix them. Best way to explain this is that you can know what caused the engine in your car not to run, but if a mechanic doesn't help you to fix it, the car won't run properly.
We live in this DIY society where we all want to do everything ourselves, especially when it comes to fixing us! If we can just listen to ourselves and do what is right and stop being our own worst enemy. Sounds simple, but many know it is not the case! Unfortunately, healing your own subconscious on your own is a lot harder than you think or would like to admit. Why this is, is for a number of reasons - because we have blind spots; the mind is very tricky to access and change and we often can end up being our own worst enemies; we often have too much fear that needs to be resolved and blocks removed that are protecting us realizing our full potentials; and the subconscious mind responds well to certain kinds of communication that it is very hard to do on yourself. In short, it is hard to do brain surgery on yourself, or pull out your own teeth and put in implants. Okay, those are intimidating examples, but you get the picture, same concept!
The good news is you really can be free and liberated and empowered in so many ways in spite of things that maybe have dragged you down or kept you in ruts for years. You can't change the past, but actually you can re-author the future and achieve your goals and dreams more effortlessly. I guess seeing is believing. In other words, imagine a life where you can stop being your own worst enemy, sleep peacefully through the night, stop procrastinating and standing in your own way, get healthy, and feel motivated to do things you only imagined.
Listen, nobody sabotages themselves on purpose. Nobody has insomnia on purpose. If you think pills are going to help you in the long-term, they won't make you happy. There has yet to be a happy pill produced on the market. You will never be happy if you don't heal the hurts from within. Fortunately, there really are ways to do this. The brain has neuroplasticity, and psychotherapy has come a really long way. There are "smarter" therapies now that really build in neuroscience and the art of talking in a way that powerfully accesses the subconscious quickly, so you literally start feeling results immediately and see it taking shape in your life, not just for the short-term but for the long-term.
This is incredible for people and the results and success rates are tremendous. But, it requires trust. Of course so many people with PTSD don't trust and for good reason. However, if you find a healer who works on the mind and body and artfully works with the subconscious in a way that almost feels effortless to you, and gets you incredible results, you will love it, and why wouldn't you want that kind of success?
Forget about all the people and therapists and helpers who came before. I am sure you learned something from them. But, this is not just about learning the same things over, it is about sculpting you into the person you deserve to be, the person you want to be. It is the best plastic surgery you can ever have, because the changes come from within. When you have that strength and power from within, believe me whatever is happening around you, you can handle. You don't have to have fear anymore for people, or places, or things. You can be aware, but empowered in life. You get to choose how you want to be shaped, and then let the experience and the beauty of treatment unfold so you can feel your success.
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