And don’t ever be afraid to tell your story. Don’t ever feel it is too small, too insignificant, too humble. Don’t ever feel your voice is too faint to be heard. That your words are too shaky to hold their own ground. The world is already over-crowded with voices of self-importance; voices that make noise but not change. Tired of people telling us what to believe, we put our earphones in and tune them out. We are no longer interested in the ideas and opinions of others; our hearts ache for something more. For connection. For relationship. For something that … Continue reading PTSD Poetry Books: The Unravelled Heart by Kathy Parker.
Thіѕ is Pоѕt-Trаumаtіс Strеѕѕ Disorder, оr PTSD. And thіѕ іѕ my life. I can’t tell you еxасtlу whеn I bеgаn tо realize I ѕuffеr frоm PTSD. Wаѕ іt the іnѕоmnіа? Thе nіghtmаrеѕ? Thе flashbacks? Wаѕ іt thе bоutѕ оf rаgе fоllоwеd bу the сhаѕm оf nothingness? Wаѕ it thе соnѕtаnt numbnеѕѕ аnd detachment I fеlt, like I wаѕ оn the ѕіdеlіnе оf mу lіfе watching but nеvеr fullу able tо participate? Thе hyper-vigilance? Thе рhуѕісаl ѕуmрtоmѕ? Or thе crippling аnxіеtу over things that weren’t еvеn rеаl? *** I can tеll уоu thаt hаѕ tаkеn me уеаrѕ to piece tоgеthеr, years tо … Continue reading Powerful Confessions of People Living with PTSD: Kathy Parker.
Basil, I am planting basil on my mini balcon. And I just found this article about empathy, and resilience, and the real revolution we are witnessing. We are living a time of changing. And you know what? I have been attending a class of Excel and Word this week, some basic class, to get started with those beautiful softwares which are like white magic to me. We were a group of people who are trying to requalify them selves in order to keep our job after our “accident”. Me, after burn out, and inability to work as receptionist anymore. The other … Continue reading Trauma Survivors.
The PTSD Beautiful Trauma Project was born in France, in 2018, after 3 years from terrorist attacks to the “Charlie Hebdo Magazine” Board Office. Despite not being an activist, neither politically, nor labour councillor, I felt soon concerned and, in fact, I was. They say that, if you want to grow and evolve, in a lifetime, you get what you need, and not what you want. This was my case. After multiple and unfortunate events, in Paris suburbs (2015), I woke up from burn out one mild day in mid-September, and I finally began my journey with struggling with PTSD as trauma survivor. The social, both personal and professional, context … Continue reading The PTSD Beautiful Trauma Project.
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 … Continue reading Yoga warriors.