Tag Archives: Flashbacks.

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 15): My Alcoholism in PTSD

Pain. Suffering. Loneliness. Hopelessness. Anxiety. Depression. Trapped. Triggered. Alcohol works. It works in the WRONG direction of your healing and recovery from PTSD, Trauma & Stressor-related Disorder and unresolved trauma. It masks anxiety, depression, flashbacks, relational issues and your purpose, only to rear its head as it gains strength…and your symptoms and trauma remain. You… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 10): Write it down! Techniques/Activities that Helped Me #2

In this episode, Trevor shares something simple that has been effective for him in feeling well during difficult times in the battle with PTSD. TELL/WRITE/TEXT people how much they mean to you; point out their gifts. Speak of their value, importance and worth in your life. Coaches, educators, warriors, parents, siblings, healthcare providers, neighbors, pastors…the… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 9): Boundaries…Technique/Activity That Helped Me #1

Any valuable asset needs and deserves boundaries to keep the negative out. Right? You wouldn’t leave a 10-carat diamond laying in the middle of your driveway! You are worth more than any pile of diamonds. Your self-worth is not only unique and invaluable, but it also deserves to be protected…with purpose. Trevor Swenson, who is… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 1): The Purpose of My Pain, Suffering & Loss

Diagnosed with Trauma & Stressor Disorder, Trevor Swenson lays the foundation for his purpose in discussing his personal journey with life altering trauma. Authentic discussion, topics of interest, symptoms, healing activities, relationship lessons, encouragement, the tearing away of stigma and stereotypes, and hope of healing and open conversations is the objective. This series will walk… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 4): My Trauma is Not YOUR Trauma

Trauma has many faces. Trauma affects everyone differently. Trauma does not discriminate. Combat, accidents, death, illness, physical abuse, sexual abuse and violence are all common roots of trauma. There are many other areas of trauma that can have a very deep, damaging and real effect on people as well. Verbal abuse, emotional abuse, narcissistic abuse,… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 5): What Does It Feel Like to Have PTSD?

It is very important to bring to light one of the silent & invisible injuries that too many people suffer quietly with. The need for understanding, treatment, support and compassion is important with any injury, including PTSD. One of the challenges of navigating the effects of trauma is that they are mostly invisible to those… Read More »

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Overview

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How to stop complex ptsd triggers and live a fulfilling life

#complexptsd #triggers #innercritic #sophilialarkwoodbury HOW TO STOP COMPLEX PTSD TRIGGERS AND LIVE A FULFILLING LIFE// Ever wonder why you get triggered so frequently, seemingly out of the blue? Those of us who struggle with complex PTSD often experience emotional flashbacks that throw us into a whirlwind of feelings that are hard to control. Those flashbacks… Read More »

Flashback Feb 25, 2020 : c-ptsd, trauma, dissociation, ptsd, somatic flashback

This was probably my most horrible, violent flashback. In the memory he kept strangling me and choking me over and over again. It was so physically painful. I was unable to ground myself and stay in the present. I repeatedly say “I’m in the attic.” I’m crawling trying to get away from him. It’s hell.… Read More »

March 3, 2020 telling the story, vlog video diary, c-ptsd, trauma

Talking about the trauma, the rape, the abuse. Processing my flashbacks and putting them in context. My grandfather Frank Rice raped me, and strangled me, tried to kill me — multiple times in the first year of my life in NYC. He was retired NYPD. Truth telling. It’s time for truth. . . . .… Read More »

Flashback Feb. 20, 2020 : “we’re going to Grandmas” (preverbal trauma, ptsd, dissociating)

Stuck in this hell again. This one was like a continuation of a previous flashback, on loop. It felt like the memory was stuck and had not fully processed. This is from preverbal trauma from the first year of my life. It seems pretty obvious to me that my father could explain this one…. What… Read More »

Flashback Feb 21, 2020 part 1 of 3 with Liz: trauma release, ptsd, shaking, dissociating

Part 1 of 3 I did not even realize I was going into a flashback, once again, it’s just upon me. I’d been having constant flashbacks for the last 3 days, they seem to come in waves. This is a completely different memory. Yes, my legs move all over, my eyes dart side to side… Read More »