When you start responding to trauma triggers—for example, overreacting to an everyday situation—do you begin to think you’re crazy? I know I do sometimes. But you and I have to remember that our sanity isn’t compromised when we get triggered. It’s quite literally a matter of biology and psychology—our brains on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
PTSD is a normal response to trauma,
just as bleeding is a normal response to being stabbed.
Isn’t this a great analogy? So often we feel like we’re insane. And many of us experience a deep sense of shame because we’ve developed PTSD. A psychological wound needs to be treated with the same level seriousness and compassion that a physical wound would. Would you feel ashamed for crying if you were bleeding all over the place? Probably not. You’d see it as a natural reaction to pain. Well, our brain’s response to trauma deserves the same response of kindness and understanding.
Now before we get into the nitty-gritty of PTSD, I want to reflect on some of the misinformation that floats around about it.
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In this module we will look at:
- PTSD and Survivors of Abuse
- PTSD and Your Brain
- PTSD Triggers and Emotional Flashbacks
- Life with PTSD
- Rewriting PTSD Triggers