Individuals suffering from PTSD touch your life every single day. They ache for the gift of peace, just to make it to the next moment.
These individuals may be closer than you think. Your neighbor, a friend, a classmate or co-worker. They smile and talk to you as though everything is just fine – but it’s not.
Terrified of unexpected triggers and uncontrollable “episodes” they may withdraw and isolate themselves from both family and friends. Often, it is easier to judge another person by their mood swings, weepiness anger or fears not knowing that what the person is actually dealing with is a lack of peace, due to PTSD. Instead of judging, offer help in the best way … by giving the gift of peace.
Traumatic events occur in all of our lives, yet some people endure such trauma that we cannot even imagine what it is like to walk in their shoes. For some, the trauma happened suddenly through crime, war, or other catastrophic events.For others, the trauma was like a slow, torturously dripping faucet. Over time, these individuals slowly lose their peace of mind, feeling helpless and worthless because this type of trauma isn’t so easily identified. This is called Complex-PTSD.
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD; also known as complex trauma disorder) is a psychological disorder thought to occur as a result of repetitive, prolonged trauma involving harm or abandonment by a caregiver or other interpersonal relationships with an uneven power dynamic. C-PTSD is associated with sexual, emotional or physical abuse or neglect in childhood, intimate partner violence, victims of kidnapping and hostage situations, indentured servants, victims of slavery, sweatshop workers, prisoners of war, victims of bullying, concentration camp survivors, and defectors of cults or cult-like organizations. Situations involving captivity/entrapment (a situation lacking a viable escape route for the victim or a perception of such) can lead to C-PTSD-like symptoms, which include prolonged feelings of terror, worthlessness, helplessness, and deformation of one’s identity and sense of self. – Wikipedia (click to read more)
As the holidays approach, Veterans and other people who are suffering from PTSD and extreme stress are prime for severe depression, health issues, or worse. The therapies here at Strategies for Healing are specifically geared towards relieving stress and trauma while balancing the body, emotions, and mind.
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this Holiday Season!
We invite you to explore this site for videos on our various therapies and consider giving the gift of peace this holiday season by giving a donation to our nonprofit which was created for just this purpose.
Strategies for Healing Hearts is a wonderful way to gift any size gift towards much-needed therapies that individuals suffering from PTSD can access. Your financial gift will help not only the individual who receives but will help those who are in their lives and suffering too because they didn’t know how to help.
Your generous gift goes a long way!