Nightmares are a common symptom of PTSD. These nightmares can vary in frequency and severity, so what can we do? Why do they happen? Will we have them forever? Just how common are nightmares from survivor to survivor? Links: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/related/nightmares.asp https://www.ptsduk.org/how-can-you-reduce-nightmares-from-ptsd/
Weitere Episoden von „Flourishing With PTSD“
Flourishing With PTSD: PTSD Testimonial
1:08:28There is little out there that compares to the fear one experiences when trying to navigate the world after a trauma happens to you… and then adding a PTSD diagnosis into the mix of the unknown, and ADHD! Join in and listen as Natalie shares not only her journey with PTSD and ADHD, but how cannabis (marijuana) helped her to manage her PTSD
Flourishing With PTSD: “Those” Exams!
50:29Ladies! Finally, after submitting a poll to the Flourishing With PTSD community on Instagram, many agree that a topic that is constantly left alone is going to see a gynecologist after surviving a sexual assault or sexual abuse. After being told and conditioned to protect that private part of the female body for so long, then being attacked by someone else, and then to go to the doctor to get an exam where you’re supposed to ditch that kind of protective mindset? It’s all insanely overwhelming for anyone, but adding PTSD into the mix can make that all the more challenging, scary, and upsetting. I recently had an ER visit in relation to horrible period pain, and I thought this would be a great time to talk about “those” exams where a doctor is kind of “all up in your business.” The purpose of this episode is to normalize the struggles that many women struggle with, and how to communicate with doctors about your fears and still be able to make sure all is well down there. https://www.healthline.com/health/navigating-medical-exams-after-sexual-assault
Flourishing With PTSD: Mental Health&Pride Month
1:16:24The rainbow flags that have beautifully painted our atmosphere so prominently this month of June make it hard to miss the fact that it is Pride Month. I know I’m on the latter end of it, but I wanted to make sure the conversation was as authentic and real as possible. Join guest speaker and friend, Autumn (she/they) and I as Autumn tells their story of encountering mental illness and the things she had to face as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. TRIGGER WARNING*** mentions of suicidal thoughts and ideation, depression, anxiety, and tough mental health struggles. You can find Autumn on Insta @anxietybugblog and find their website anxietybug.org. If you would like more information on The Trevor Project, please visit thetrevorproject.org to donate, observe resources, and make sure to take a look at the mission and find out how you can do your part to support this community! If you are interested in the app discussed during this episode: The Tapping Solution (blue and green swirls on it).
Flourishing With PTSD: PTSD Absolutions
42:36Many survivors of trauma have heightened baselines of anxiety, and one way that can be seen is through “absolute thinking.” When survivors face a trauma, there is a conditioned thinking pattern that can take place... “I need to be careful of how I react, because if they get upset, they might.... etc.” Check out the episode to hear more! You can follow Bre Lasley @biamovement and find her merch on thebiamovement.com
Flourishing With PTSD: Self Esteem
35:55Mental health struggles often take a toll on our self esteem. I know it sure has on mine. But how? What does that look like? And more importantly, how can we move in a direction toward building up our self esteem in the wake of a trauma or when we struggle with anxiety?
Flourishing With PTSD: Parenting As A Survivor
59:26TRIGGER WARNING** Mentions of Suicide.... Something that’s been on my mind as a 22 year old woman is the future... many of my acquaintances and friends are getting engaged, getting married and having kids. Having kids has never been something I’ve wanted in my life... It was like I’d seen too much, felt too much pain... and the idea of bringing someone into this world to potentially experience that pain is something that makes me spiral. However I can’t help but wonder about it. Join in on the convo I had with Zinette, who talks about the specifics of parenting with her own history of surviving and living with trauma. You can find Zinette on YouTube and Instagram: @_Zinette_ and her blog at Zinetteleader.com.
Flourishing With PTSD: Trauma Memories In The Body
59:34Have you ever heard of that saying, “The body remembers?” Maybe you have had an experience where something, a smell, a taste, a touch, a sound happens and you remember something that you didn’t remember before? Or maybe you had forgotten? Can the body hold memories that our brains forget? Join me as I learn from our guest and friend, Lauren (she/her), who is the creator of MeToo Many Voices, she is a Victim Advocate and Trauma Educator, and she is a survivor! Listen in on the knowledge she has to give us about the relationship between PTSD and the brain, and the brain and the body! You can find Lauren on social media @metoomanyvoices.
Flourishing With PTSD: What Does Mental Illness Look Like?
35:52We have spent many episodes talking through the struggles of mental health... and what a great time to add into the conversation, the topic of identifying mental illness in terms of how we perceive and judge people and ourselves. Does Mental Illness look consistent across the board? Does it vary? Let’s talk about it! (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/mental-health-disorder-statistics)
Flourishing With PTSD: New Diagnosis/Comorbidity
43:52After many DMs via Instagram (@flourishing.with.ptsd) in response to the end of the Nightmares episode, join in to hear about the new diagnosis I have been processing and what my thoughts are around it... how do you frame a new diagnosis as you receive it? How do you move forward? How do you advocate for yourself with your counselor? Take a listen to find out!
Flourishing With PTSD: Nightmares!
33:53Nightmares are a common symptom of PTSD. These nightmares can vary in frequency and severity, so what can we do? Why do they happen? Will we have them forever? Just how common are nightmares from survivor to survivor? Links: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/related/nightmares.asp https://www.ptsduk.org/how-can-you-reduce-nightmares-from-ptsd/