We are currently looking for an Official SelfGrowth.com Guide to "Overcoming Trauma". If you have expertise in Overcoming Trauma and your own website and/or product for this topic, please reviewthis formfor complete details. The Official Guide Position is part of ourPremium Placement Package
Life can change in a heartbeat. A few weeks ago, a family was stopped at a red light and rear-ended by a drunk driver. Their 10-year old son, Matthew, suffered a severe head trauma and is in a medically induced coma. The prognosis is not good and the family struggles to make sense of what was an ... Views:55
We have been bombarded with stories since the day we were born. Some stories make sense and are relevant to our lives. Some are so old and out of date and make no sense in today’s world.
Some stories are beliefs that people who had influences in our lives believed. Some can propel us ... Views:98
Cancer. A word that no one wants to hear or say. A word which even in this modern time conjures up thoughts of death. The surgeries, the chemo, the radiation, at times, you wonder will it ever stop. And at times, you wonder, how much fight the both of you have. But, somehow, by the Grace of ... Views:266
Like many people who’ve endured Narcissistic and emotional abuse, you probably didn’t realize what was happening to you until you reached a point of near insanity and began searching desperately for reasons why your fairytale romance took a grievous turn for the worse.
Further, the person you ... Views:684
Each experience that we survive through brings a solid skill.
We need to celebrate that PTSD only wounded us, but did not kill!
The battle over our minds is the stronghold of the evil enemy.
Let us beware of thoughts that negate love, while filled with envy.
We must remember that God ... Views:319
Do you or someone you know suffer from C-PTSD?
Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or C-PTSD, commonly co-occurs with addiction. C-PTSD is a complicated trauma reaction caused by enduring extreme stress over a prolonged period of time. Its frequent companion, addiction, typically evolves ... Views:1094
My mom was a single mother. I don’t necessarily think this was a bad thing. I was born in the 60’s, and while it appeared my mom was pretty self-sufficient, where I lived in the working-class neighborhood of Brooklyn it was considered a faux pas to give birth to a child out of wedlock. My mom ... Views:350
We know that if a recipe is missing a key ingredient, it will not bake right.
In the same train of thought, adding a distasteful one is an awful sight!
That is kind of the way PTSD works with our negative emotions, too.
The healthy, right batter of emotions are missing, so that is why we ... Views:419
Those of us who have had PTSD know what is means to be stuck in time.
For me, 20 years passed by before I was able to continue to rhyme from the Divine.
No, I do not think I could have moved any faster than I did, you see.
Once getting over a childhood devastation in loss, another mishap ... Views:400
In his final dying moments, Jesus said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”
This powerful act of forgiveness is one that has baffled mortals for centuries. How could he forgive after he had been treated so brutally? Many of us have trouble forgiving the driver that cut us ... Views:361
What makes you think that it was the devil only that brought you down?
It was most certainly his intention to replace your contented smile with a frown.
If we contemplate on why we have PTSD, there may be reign of another reason.
That sovereign power comes from the will of God to perfect in ... Views:329
Psychologist Roger Callahan tells a fascinating anecdote about a patient he calls Mary. Around 1980, they were working together on her intense, life-long phobia of water. He’d been working with her for about a year and had tried every conventional therapy he could think of. She’d gotten a ... Views:298
Coping with depression requires one’s partner and family to understand the difference between depression and sadness.
Sadness usually refers to a sense of loss, grief or upset in response to an event typically recent in one’s life. While sadness can be intense, it usually runs its course as ... Views:274
Matthew 16:3 proclaims our failings as mankind to choose what to discern.
The question evoked, “O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky,” as concern.
Then Matthew proclaims, “But can ye not discern the signs of the times?”
Our television broadcasts the weather forecast over, and ... Views:288
If your life seems to have been in a constant spiral down, contemplate on this.
There may be forces unseen that are not just PTSD that took away your bliss.
It was not until I started to study the arts of Feng Shui, and Qigong healing energy.
Both are derived from ancient Chinese teachings ... Views:365
ADD & ADHD Treatment
In Only 3-6 Sessions
Naturally overcome ADD & ADHD in children, teenagers and adults. Stop taking stimulant drugs and medication like Ritalin, Adderall, and Dexedrine.
Instead of trying to manage and deal with the signs and symptoms like a ... Views:648
Hope when life feels hopeless. Experiencing suicidal thoughts, fear, or a way out of your pain? Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, or depression? People think you’re suicidal just to get attention while you’re actually looking ... Views:275
This may sound like a great deal of action in the practice of Qigong.
Using a positive intent, will further the process of negativity removal along.
Getting rid of negative emotions (that may invite evil spirits) needs examination.
Let me explain that there is a difference between spirits, ... Views:397
Overcome flying phobia (aviophobia), fear of turbulence, panic attacks, anxiety, or ‘what if?’ worries.
Travel and explore the world with friends and family safely, relaxed and comfortable.
Coaching, fear of ... Views:288
By Sam Vaknin
Author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited"
The narcissist's True Self is introverted and dysfunctional. In healthy people, Ego functions are generated from the inside, from the Ego. In narcissists, the Ego is dormant, comatose. The narcissist needs the input of and ... Views:830
Having had PTSD attracts certain personality traits in relationships.
This can be very detrimental in finding healthy, positive partnerships.
An example, for me is finding appropriate tenants to rent my duplex property.
Interviewing them is a process of filtering out negative emotions, you ... Views:257
In many cities modern traffic lights have what is called preemption equipment installed. Fire Engines, Police Cars, Ambulances etc. have transmitters on them that trip this equipment. The point is to turn all the lights green for the first responders so they can get where they need to be as ... Views:303
In this world there will always be challenges in life. We are after-all imperfect people living in a fallen world. “ For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23. Since none of us are perfect our lives cannot be perfect, things happen. When things happen even though they ... Views:344
I was much older when I first recognized the voice of the inner critic. I’d known it for so long that I believed it to be my own.
My later studies in psychology and working with wonderful women made me realize that we all carried this voice in our heads. Denying it or challenging it was often ... Views:329
It is usually a very long, winding road to recovery from events of PTSD.
If a person gets help right away, it may not take as long as it did for me.
After hearing a preacher’s message in a sermon, a revelation transpired.
He said that each of us has a seed planted by God (as I became ... Views:267
When we find ourselves faced with a troublesome issue, reflect first.
Be quiet, and still your senses so that the answer comes as you thirst.
In silence ask yourself, “What caused this strange situation to begin?”
Looking over what emotions have overflowed will keep us from a spin.
You ... Views:287
1 Peter 4:12 quandary proclaims strange, fiery trials we are experiencing.
This passage explains much, as customized, cruel tribulations may bring.
We may have been trying our very best to get along with others.
Only to be continually attacked by those we treat as sisters, and ... Views:311
Isaiah 43:18-21 describes temptations’ power over us as being done.
There God proclaims how He makes a way, once His will has begun!
He arrives like the Calvary with guns blasting whether on land, or sea.
The battle is not just won, but the enemy is rebuked to destruction, you see.
Those ... Views:338
How can we expect to drink clean water out of a dirty glass?
When such is given to us, it is right to just let that grime pass.
Otherwise, no matter what kind of water purifier we have it will be corrupted.
It is such a waste of time, and effort to continue while success is ... Views:320
Conquering covert, and overt evil in the world starts in our own heart.
Putting away our past hurts from PTSD is the way to a good, healthy start.
Saint Paul’s Philippians 3:13 concentrates on eagerly moving forward.
We must set our minds to move past what issues kept us going ... Views:315
Care after Brain Injury
After the onset of injury, the first course of treatment will be at the hospital. Imaging studies will examine the brain to look for trauma or dysfunction. A CT (computerized tomography) scan examines the brain structures. This imaging study will reveal an area of ... Views:617
There is nothing worse than having a sapping secret to feed.
It takes away precious life-force energy to make it continuously heed.
PTSD is like filling up your gas tank, and emptying it getting lost.
We keep using up our energy, going nowhere at a hidden cost.
Some of us with trauma may ... Views:366
The seasons of the year coincides with how we can celebrate our days.
Those of us with PTSD may be considered being in winter with delays.
We may be still clearing out the debris of storms that came years ago.
This kind of rubble comes from carrying negative emotions that grow.
These ... Views:359
When dealing with PTSD we need to ask ourselves a few things.
It is an internal conversation, where we wait to see what the answer brings.
We become our own judge, and jury when we examine each, and every fact.
It is important that we are truly honest, so as to keep our ego in tact.
The ... Views:384
We should beware of merchants offering their goods for free.
Examine their motives, with strings attached, for healing PTSD.
Satan, and his demons are a type of merchant with strings, too.
He may suggest taking the easy way out in suicide, which is true.
Doctors, and therapists may make ... Views:399
We all lead encounter some form of stress. Many times we
clients go to psychics they are
hoping for ways to cultivate decompressing from stress. For most people, a
certain level of everyday stress is inevitable in these modern times. The
structure of our lives seems to ... Views:404
It may have been smooth sailing for a while in our lives.
Then all of a sudden something happens, and we break out in hives!
We become engaged into a new storm, or situation of despair.
Those with PTSD have significant events of trauma to compare.
How do we manage to get out of this ... Views:443
This article will give you an alternative perspective in how to deal with a traumatic challenge you cannot control. The basic point is when you don’t have the ability to avoid the challenge, you do have the ability to control how you deal with it. The simple fact of how you approach it ... Views:569
A Preview From Randi G. Fine’s Upcoming Book
Close Encounters of the Worst Kind: Surviving Pathological Narcissistic Abuse
This is copyrighted material. It may not be reprinted, or used in whole or part by anyone other than the author.
As an Adult Child of Narcissistic Abuse you can learn ... Views:699
What a strange concept, that seems to pull away from reality.
It will make more sense, if we connect PTSD to emotions of carnality.
Okay, let us give these emotions a face describing the following list.
The carnal man or woman connects to fear, anger, worry, stress, and lust.
In ... Views:395
The song with words, “Should old acquaintance be forgot” applies here.
Those of us with PTSD need to do so in order for healing to truly adhere.
New Year’s day is anytime we begin to reflect on how we can smother sorrow.
For instance, “What can we get rid of today to proliferate a better ... Views:384
psychic, I have seen issues that
stem from childhood. These early roots tie into our adult lives.
Jessica, 51, was a VP in marketing
contacted me for suggestions about ending her eight-thirty day period romance
with Joe, a 52 year old banker. Immediately after connecting by means ... Views:700
What is Your Emotional Awareness About Your Past?
Identifying Unexpressed Emotion
To find out if you are having trouble letting go of the past, please answer yes or no to the following twenty questions:
Do you have painful childhood memories that you have yet to deal with?
Do you ... Views:402
When Children Don’t Stand a Chance
Narcissistic mothers do not have children for the right reasons. They are not nurturers. They have no maternal instincts or genuine love to give. To the narcissistic mother, children represent a captive narcissistic supply. Because a young child’s very ... Views:619
Adult NPD Survivors Further Assaulted By Ignoramuses
When people hear that I have chosen to have no contact with my highly toxic, aged mother and father they always tell me how sorry they feel for my parents. I can only assume that in me they see a happy, well-adjusted adult woman and must ... Views:484
There is something universal to how we with PTSD react to abuse.
Having experienced a trauma or two we may think trying is of no use.
What is it that makes a miserably, mistreated woman ultimately stay?
Her conviction to a religious conscience may be a heavy reason in play.
The thing ... Views:360
Perhaps, we have been trying all kinds of alternative healing.
It is not from our lack of sincere diligence that the devil keeps stealing.
What we have to realize is that staying in the same situation stagnates.
Whatever positive affirmations being said, the circumstance negates.
Letting ... Views:359
It seems as though one cannot make it through an entire day without drama popping up somewhere. Whether at work, in the news, or within our own homes, we are constantly surrounded with chaos and crisis. While some seem to thrive on it, others avoid it like the plague. Not all drama is harmful. ... Views:402
Ephesians 6:12 tell us that the battle is not ours to fight.
It is God’s battle-axe we must swing with all our might!
Flesh and blood cannot resist, alone, against power-hungry principalities.
Such is the same for us with PTSD combating the mind’s imagined realities.
We need to be armed ... Views:391
I guess my absence, from contributing to this site, is a testimony to my recovery and mental health. I have spent the past few years rediscovering myself after being part of a relationship my whole life. It's been a painful, bittersweet, empowering journey.
This Sunday will be the nine year ... Views:461