Tag Archives: PTSD symptoms

Background PTSD treatment

Background PTSD Treatment Pierre Janet, a French psyciatrist (1859-1947) is credited with first noticing the symptoms we now call post traumatic stress disorder. He took seriously the symptoms of hysteria, which called dissociative disorders in the diagnositic manuals. Janet studied the underlying mechanisms of these symptoms – looking beyond the label, noticing how the body was […]

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Shame Attack

  Sitting there, doubled over, hot with shame attacking, hands pressed against her face, writhing, Carol’s cries expressed her agony. She’s experiencing a really painful shame attack. Here she is, in her 40’s, successful in her work and home life having worked on healing her trauma for years, yet once again, triggered. It’s hard for […]

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PTSD Symptoms

  PTSD symptoms include panic attacks, anxiety attacks, physical impulses to fight or flight and dissociative disorders Disruption of any kind is hard. PTSD symptoms can be very disruptive, bringing on overwhelming terror, the tsunami of a panic attack, rage that comes up and takes over within a split second. At those times, it can […]

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Practical Meditation Tips

  Practical Meditation Tips for Trauma Survivors Slow down. Don’t try to sit longer than you can. If 1 minute is where you start, enjoy and savor that one minute. You’ll be able to build up from there. If you try to push through and sit longer than you are ready for, you may find […]

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Phase Oriented Treatment

  Phase Oriented Treatment is a steady, reliable course toward healing PTSD. In the past twenty years we’ve seen the rise of Phase Oriented Treatment approach to support the healing of PTSD. Phase Oriented Treatment was originally written about by Pierre Janet a hundred years ago and is now considered the standard of care for […]

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Internal Family Systems: Treatment for PTSD

  Treatment for PTSD: Internal Family Systems Model The Internal Family Systems model includes the body but from an understanding that the body/mind is subdivided into various “parts.” Developed by Richard Schwartz, PhD the IFS model takes traditional family therapy and explored what happens with the internal family system (hence the name!) This model describes way […]

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Integrating Psychotherapy

Integrating Psychotherapy As You Learn How To Meditate One of the most important things you can learn is an internal, psychological map for this transpersonal world of meditation. Having this psychological map will help you frame acute, internal experiences. This will help you discriminate between experiences that you can observe through meditation and those that […]

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Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Treatment for PTSD: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy There’s a great deal to be said about changing our thoughts. Many who suffer from chronic PTSD have heard many times, “Just go and do it,” “Put the thoughts behind you.” All these are basic versions of “Get over it!” “Move on!” “Life’s too short to dwell […]

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