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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Having gained experience while working for a variety of European non-profits, I am proud to now work with SwanWaters. My connection with the website is not only professional. I am glad to tap into my personal experiences to help those who are living in toxic relationships whether with parents, partners or in their professional life. We need to make the world more aware of the devastating effects of emotional abuse and help more people on their way to heal and thrive.

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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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