“Fear and Deep Relaxation Exercise”. Thich Nhat Hahn.

Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Since I find it hard to find time to stop and read a book, I decided to do it and share more relevant parts with you. “Fear” by Thich Nhat Hanh was one of the books on the list.

My podcasts are now on the You Tube Channel. To spare your time, you can seek for “Coping with PTSD Beautiful Trauma” and you will find me.

Merry Xmas.

Power of Now

The book which introduced me to Present Moment awareness and taught me that we are not our thoughts. And how I came to better my listen skills, out of judgementIncluding my Inner Voice. This goal was attained only by practice of meditation (10 -20 minutes a day to start from).

Mindfulness

Body Scan Meditation.

Galeries Lafayettes. Opéra, Paris.

In btw 2017 and 2018 I attended a class in Paris on sophrology: guided and body scan meditations. I really enjoyed but french was a language that didn’t suit me for such a practice. Therefore I decided to have a try with english. And here first results; I find my voice quite calming. Perfect if you have sleepless nights.

Body scan meditation is a good way to release tension you might not even realize you’re experiencing. Body scanning involves paying attention to parts of the body and bodily sensations in a gradual sequence from feet to head.

So you want to Meditate?

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Indian do it better lol.

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PTSD Books: Frozen in Time.

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“I never thought my PTSD meds would stop working, but after twenty-five years, they did just that—and all my symptoms returned. The trauma energy that flooded me in childhood, when I could neither fight nor flee, remained within. I was prepared to do just about anything to release that buried energy since it came to manifest in physical pain so severe, it sometimes left me gasping for breath. From shamans and energy healers to Trauma Releasing Exercises and mindful meditation, these are my adventures in releasing trauma energy with non-traditional methods. Also included are two previously published short-reads: Startle: A True Story of PTSD and the Paranormal and Ghostsmeller: Adventures of a Low-Status Medium.”

Yoga warriors.

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Tonight, I found this wonderful project by US Army Veteran, Jeffrey Sargent, Warriors at Ease, which promotes yoga and meditation as tools to recover from PTSD and anxiety disorders. Of course, this is meant to support the health and well-being of Veterans, Service Members and their families, but his example confirms my theory on how much relevant have been these practices, also in my case, since I am struggling with stress disorders and recovering from trauma. Actually, I am getting on pretty much better. My nervous system is releasing “fight and flight” process, slowly but surely. Thank’s to regular hatha yoga practice, mindfulness, healthy diet and sleep habits. And definitely no pills. This is huge. With much love.