Mind And Body: The Connection Between Trauma and Physical Health In PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that affects individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. While PTSD is primarily known for its psychological characteristics, such as flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety, it can also significantly impact physical health. Research has shown that trauma and PTSD are linked to various physical health problems, including cardiovascular disease, chronic …

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Finding Harmony: The Benefits Of Music Therapy For PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. The condition can manifest as a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, and hypervigilance. PTSD can significantly impact an individual’s ability to function and affect their quality of life. While several treatment options are available for …

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Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma

Cover Image Of Counselling Skills For Working With Trauma By Christiane Sanderson

This is a skills-based manual filled with practical and applied approaches for counsellors and professionals working with complex trauma. Written in an accessible and hands-on style, the book begins by giving an introduction to trauma, then moves on to issues such as how to manage trauma symptoms, through to post traumatic growth and self-care. The issues collated in the book …

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The Physiological Dimension of PTSD

Trauma Counselling

Physiological Dimension of PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. While it is commonly considered a psychological disorder, PTSD can also have significant physiological effects on the body. In this article, we will explore the physiological dimension of PTSD and how therapy can help manage its effects. …

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Trauma And The Brain: Understanding PTSD

Ptsd Counselling

Understanding PTSD Trauma is a profoundly distressing event that can leave a lasting impact on a person’s life. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common condition that can result from experiencing trauma. PTSD can be debilitating and affect a person’s mental and emotional well-being. Understanding PTSD and how it affects the brain is essential in helping people recover from the …

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Flashbacks and How PTSD Manifests

Counselling And Trauma

Flashbacks Flashbacks are a common symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. PTSD affects approximately 3.5% of the U.S. population and can manifest in various ways, including intrusive memories, nightmares, and flashbacks. In this article, we will explore what flashbacks are, how they are …

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The Connection Between PTSD and Relationship Problems

How PTSD Affects Relationships PTSD can cause individuals to experience various emotions, including irritability, anger, and emotional numbness. This can make it difficult for them to communicate successfully with their partners, leading to misunderstandings and conflict. People with PTSD may also have difficulty trusting others, leading to feelings of jealousy, insecurity, and isolation in their relationships. One of the main …

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Peter Levine and Trauma: Somatic Experiencing

Trauma Therapy

Somatic Experiencing Trauma is an experience that can leave a profound impact on an individual’s life, affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. Peter Levine, a world-renowned trauma expert, has developed a new approach called Somatic Experiencing to address trauma holistically. In this article, we will discuss Peter Levine and his work on trauma, the theory behind Somatic Experiencing, the process …

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The Role of Family Therapy in PTSD Treatment

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur after an individual experiences a traumatic event. This can include events such as military combat, sexual assault, or natural disasters. PTSD can cause a range of symptoms, including flashbacks, nightmares, and avoidance behaviours, which can disrupt an individual’s daily life and relationships. While traditional PTSD treatment often focuses …

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The Power of Mindfulness in PTSD Recovery

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. PTSD is often associated with negative thoughts, flashbacks, and avoidance behaviours. The traditional treatment options for PTSD include therapy and medication, but mindfulness is becoming an increasingly popular alternative, particularly alongside therapy. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on …

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