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How Does Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Change the Brain?

How Does Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Change the Brain?

Child abuse. Rape. Sexual assault. Brutal physical attack. Being in a war and witnessing violence, bloodshed, and death from close quarters. Near death experiences. These are extremely traumatic events, and some victims bear the scars for life. The physical scars heal, but some emotional wounds stop the lives of these people dead in their tracks.

 

Originally posted 2016-10-14 21:50:14.

Mind, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The Body Keeps The Score
Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD
Brain, Mind, And Body In Healing of Trauma

The Body Keeps The Score

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Not only war veterans get PTSD.   Events in your life that cause trauma to your mind or body can affect you tremendously like:

  • death
  • divorce
  • abuse (child abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse etc.)
  • molestation (sexual abuse, incest etc.)
  • breakup (getting dumped, getting cheated on etc.)
  • addiction (drug abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling etc.)
  • mental disorders (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder, dementia, alzheimer’s etc.)
  • public embarrassment (public speaking, embarrassing moments etc.)
  • bullying (childhood bullying, workplace bullying, getting made fun of etc.)

This book will educate you on understanding trauma and its effects.  How it doesn’t only affect your mind but also how it affects your body.  Gives emotional regulation techniques to help you deal with the trauma.

-Rosemary


“A pioneering researcher and one of the world’s foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Such experiences inevitably leave traces on minds, emotions, and even on biology. Sadly, trauma sufferers frequently pass on their stress to their partners and children. Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring – specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neuro feedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy – and a way to reclaim lives.” (audible.com)

 

Originally posted 2016-10-14 16:02:16.

Mind, Quotes

Michael Singer Quotes

Michael A. Singer Quotes (Author of The Untethered Soul)

207 quotes from Michael A. Singer: ‘There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind – you are the one who hears it.’, ‘If you truly love someone, your love sees past their humanness’, and ‘Only you can take inner freedom away from yourself, or give it to yourself.


Originally posted 2017-01-11 20:09:23.

Mind

Open

Originally posted 2018-01-12 07:31:27.

Mind

Beating Winter’s Woes

Beating Winter’s Woes

Now that the Christmas tree is composting and radio stations have shelved that cheery holiday music until next winter, let’s get real with some rewriting: ‘Tis the season to be melancholy. You know the feeling: You’re more tired these days, maybe anxious or moody.

Originally posted 2017-01-11 14:03:08.