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Is Worrying Impacting Your Sleep?

Is Worrying Impacting Your Sleep?

It’s difficult for your body to rest and sleep if your mind is stuck on fast-forward. I’m sure most of you have experienced the sleep disturbances that come prior to the start of a family trip, an important business meeting, or even an anticipated confrontation with a...

Who Suffers from PTSD?

Posttraumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) can result from any traumatic event in which a person comes to harm or believes harm will happen. The harm can be to that person or to someone they know. Witnessing a traumatic event involving a stranger can also cause PTSD. The...

The Dark Cloud of Depression Following PTSD

The negative effects of a traumatic event can be overwhelming and debilitating. The aftermath of such an event can compromise your ability to hope, to cope, to envision a future, and to find the strength to carry on each day. When these negative feelings and emotions...
How to Help Someone Suffering from PTSD

How to Help Someone Suffering from PTSD

Traumatic events happen every day, and can hit unfortunately close to home. Each day people are faced with sudden deaths of loved ones, natural disasters, life-threatening illness, car crashes, abuse, rape, and other unforeseen traumas. These life events can cause an...

Overcoming Panic Attacks

It all started with an elevator. Janice was taking the elevator up to her usual floor at work one day when the elevator malfunctioned. She was trapped inside for hours until someone was finally able to get it working properly again. As hard as it was to overcome,...

Facing Your Fears

There are so many things in life to be truly fearful of. So often we neglect those things in order to concentrate on the monsters of our own making or past. However, when we succumb to our own monsters, we can sometimes lose sight of the real risks at hand. For...

Removing the Ghosts From Your Past

There’s no end to the fuel we could use to feed our sadness, regrets, and doubts. But permitting the ghosts of our past to have a life of their own today will not help us recover from emotional exhaustion. We all have people, events, and memories in our background...

The Relationship Between Fear, Anger and PTSD

Have you ever had someone play a practical joke on you by hiding around a corner, then jumping out with a loud shout? What is your first reaction? A jolt of fear. You’re startled and caught off guard. This usually is followed up by the person laughing over your...

How To Help a Loved One Suffering From PTSD

If your loved one has post traumatic stress disorder, they may feel isolated and alone. So whether they’ve already been diagnosed, or you simply suspect PTSD, knowing how to be there for them can go a long way toward a healthy recovery. 1) Learn PTSD causes and...