What is PTSD? PTSD Awareness

This is excellent information and a great introduction to the “cues” that trigger the physiological responses that cause the emotional anguish of PTSD and CPTSD. And what I’m about to say is not meant to diminish the information on this chart.

This chart is based on the behavioral model, and thus recommends the short-term behavioral interventions that sometimes give long-term results for a small group of people. These short-term treatments also happen to be preferred by the HOMO’s that made Behaviorism central to the U.S. Mental Health System.

The treatment I don’t see on this chart is psychotherapy.

PTSD is not a behavior and in cases of severe PTSD behavioral interventions are useless. That’s not to say that minding your thoughts and reminding yourself to laugh don’t have their place. But I’m not a child. I’m a complex adult. I know how to behave. I want to know who I am under the PTSD as a person, and I need someone who understands that struggle. I’ve never met a behaviorist with the skill it takes to understand the struggle to find ones authentic self.

Champions Award — Thank You! (The Health & Wellness Edition)

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The Champions Award comes to me from the amazing Rob at Art by Rob Goldstein.  Thank you so much, Rob!  I’m honored to receive this wonderful award.

Welcome to the Champions Award Health & Wellness Edition!

What is the Champions Award Health & Wellness Edition?  My nominees blog about diverse health and wellness topics and corresponding solutions.  They seek to not only survive but thrive.  They also share their knowledge and experiences in order to assist and encourage others.

My Nominees (in reverse alphabetical order):

VISION OF HOPE 33 is Michael33’s journal of the physical, mental and emotional effects of radiation therapy for cancer.  His purpose is to provide others with the “vision of hope” that we all need to survive.

TIMO GARDEN is an organic garden in the middle of Sweden not far from Stockholm.  The author discusses ecological gardening and food processing.

SIMPLE LIVING OVER 50 features the author’s…

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(c) RG 2016

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