In the PTSD module in The Healing Academy, Mags shares strategies I taught her for coping with her triggers. I based those strategies on the work I did in The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, a resource I still recommend to anyone dealing with PTSD and other high-stress situations. Here are five life-changing lessons I […]
This week Mags explores PTSD. We look at what causes PTSD, how it develops, how it rewires the brain, and why it sometimes doesn’t trigger until much later.
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.
Realizing that flashbacks could be emotional, and did not have to be disassociative in any other sense of the word, I started to better understand what was happening when I was triggered. That in turn, helped we to better manage my PTSD symptoms. Let me tell you more.
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.