I want to reflect on some of the misinformation that floats around about PTSD. In this week's pint-sized healing podcast I bust 3 myths about PTSD.

PTSD is a natural response to trauma, just as bleeding is a normal response to being stabbed.

This is a vital point actually. So often we feel like we are going crazy and some people feel a sense of shame for developing PTSD. Would you feel that same sense of shame for bleeding, though? Or breaking a leg? Same difference. This is the result of your experiences, it says nothing about you other than that you are a survivor.

I want to reflect on some of the misinformation that floats around about PTSD.

Listen Here

Main Take-Aways

  • PTSD does not only affect veterans
  • PTSD isn’t just in your head
  • PTSD is not a sign of weakness

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we love to read your comments below

Mags
While I may technically be the Director here at SwanWaters, my unofficial title is Healing Cheerleader! I’m a survivor of childhood emotional abuse and workplace bullying. And believe me when I say that I’ve walked the walk when it comes to healing from trauma. I firmly believe that we can undo some of the damage that abuse has done to us, and learn the necessary skills to handle life and all it brings us.
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One comment:

  1. Aubrey Cole

    April 19, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    It’s amazing to me that there are still so many healthcare providers who are not trauma informed and therefore lack the diagnostic toolbox to recognize psychiatric injury. The court system is also a dismal failure at understanding the physiological and psychological factors which block a trauma victim’s ability to assert their 14th Amendment right to full and equal participation in their legal case. This makes it easy as eating ice cream for a biased or uninformed judge to let the abuser to continue to run roughshod over the abused.

    I’m really looking forward to exploring the topic in more detail and relating childhood experiences to adult experiences in our next podcast, which we will record with our friends at Stop Abuse Campaign.

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