Posts tagged PTSD

What Is Transcendental Meditation, And What It Is Not

What Is Transcendental Meditation, And What It Is Not

Below is a fascinating video in which Bob Roth explains: • What TM is • What TM is not • What happens during TM • How we know TM really works • TM’s effect on the brain • The natural tendency of the mind • What a mantra is • Where TM came from • […]

The Long Road Home- Addiction Recovery

The Long Road Home- Addiction Recovery

My story of recovery isn’t a new one, it’s just one of the many of us fighting our way out of the dark. I say the dark because I quite literally don’t remember years…about 12-14 to be exact, of my life. Recreationally I started using Xanax at about 18. I loved it. It made me […]

Medical Marijuana vs. Antidepressant Drugs in Depression Treatment

Medical Marijuana vs. Antidepressant Drugs in Depression Treatment

Depression is a silent and severe disease that can change person’s life forever. And as antidepressants today are unreliable means that causes addiction and different side effects that can lead to other illnesses, medical weed is getting more popular in depression treatment. Medical Weed as Depression Treatment Every year thousands of Americans are diagnosed with […]

Recovering From PTSD- Mind, Body, and Heart

Recovering From PTSD- Mind, Body, and Heart

Rachel provides us with a delightful video detailing how she took control of her PTSD and turned her life around. After careful research, she categorized her interventions into 3 categories: Mind, Body, and Heart. She details how she works on each category every day and mentions great resources along the way. Rachel VanKoughnet received her […]

Living With Myself: Army Tattoos, OCD and Social Anxiety

Living With Myself: Army Tattoos, OCD and Social Anxiety

Living With Myself: How I Reconciled Army Tattoos, OCD and Social Anxiety Into A Fruitful, Self-Aware Life Albert Chessa is an Australian Artist currently living in Canberra. 1988 – 2005 – Early Life & Education Albert Cedric William Chessa (A.C.W.C) was born in Waratah, near Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, and is the second […]

Theres NO “D” in PTSD- Hypnosis and Trauma

Theres NO “D” in PTSD- Hypnosis and Trauma

So that title grabbed you,  at this moment in time your ready to blow a gasket or are rather intrigued in the next few paragraphs, So let me take you on a journey of recovery. In 1994 I joined the British Army and served in all the places your local travel agent won’t send you […]

I Finally Left and It was Final- Domestic Violence

I Finally Left and It was Final- Domestic Violence

So, how did I get to the point where I finally was able to leave him AND not go back to him?  It was actually a series of events within a short time period. First off, the last year with him I was at a all time low. I was making quite a bit less […]

My Recovery From Self-Injury

My Recovery From Self-Injury

Recovery means many different things to many different people.  It’s a very difficult and personal journey. Not everyone is strong enough to realize they need help, let alone know what to do once they get it.  You often hear people speaking about a place called “Rock Bottom.” The consensus is that to help yourself, you […]

A Faint Pulse

A Faint Pulse

The problem with dead people isn’t that they aren’t here, it’s that they’re everywhere. The truth in this wisdom, conveyed by an old friend, was the reason I had found myself a new therapist with Jungian tendencies. I was looking to put an end to the stretches of sleepless nights, the recurring feelings of déjà […]

Triumphant Over Trauma- Walking Down the Borderline

Triumphant Over Trauma- Walking Down the Borderline

I spent most of my childhood nights in my hallway floor waiting for my fears to turn into a reality. As a child; I spent most of my time afraid and unsure of the world and everyone it. I always feared something bad was going to happen to me. One day I decided I was […]