When feeling anxiety we can’t understand where the fear is originated, or differentiate between fake and real threads. Everything becomes life or death
Now that I’d left, I couldn’t trust my decision-making ability because I’d clearly made such terrible ones while under my former abuser’s control.
In this episode of the Pint-Sized Healing Podcast, SwanWaters team member Carrie Maya talks you through her process as she deals with emotional overwhelm.
We 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 PTSD.
The short-coming isn’t in the emotional pain you feel. The short-coming is in our collective inability to understand that there is no time-line for healing.
The thing about PTSD and recovery is that it's complex. It’s not as simples as 1 2 3 you’re fixed. There were definitely times that I thought some of my problems were PTSD specific, but it turned out that some things were just general, across-the-board human experiences.
I find myself typing about PTSD, and how it gets to turn a funny, loving, and positive person, into a blubbering fool who is ready to just give up.
All survivors have those types of triggers. In fact, sometimes it can be a smell, or a song, or seeing someone in the street who looks just like our abuser.
PTSD really is a normal response to trauma. In this PTSD podcast, Aubrey and Mags everything from what it is, to how it can manifest and how it relates to the experiences of toxic relationships, dysfunctional childhoods, and abuse.
Today is Have a Bad Day Day, I wasn’t aware there was a specific date for this. I have bad days more than once annually, and I am sure that is not just me.