PTSD Spirituality: PTSD and Holiday Stress

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the USA. It will be a time when many people have enjoyable family get-togethers and a time to eat, relax, and maybe watch some football. And, unfortunately, for many, Thanksgiving and the crush of on-going holiday stress running through early January will be a wounding experience. [Continue Reading…]

PTSD Spirituality: PTSD and Reactions to the Paris Attacks

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris can aggravate the PTSD of people who do not even live in France. For those who live with PTSD, the Paris attacks send out ripples of traumatic triggers which can catalyze a fresh onset of PTSD driven behaviors. Not everyone with PTSD will react in the same way. But PTSD will usually try to push us into one extreme or another.[Continue Reading…]

PTSD Spirituality: PTSD and Hope, Scattered Thoughts

“How and why should we believe there is hope?” There are many possible responses to this question. And, I myself have asked this same question (more times than I care to really admit), especially as it has to do with my decisions to not commit … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Suffering, Alone and in Silence

Many trauma survivors, regardless of the specific nature of their trauma, go on to suffer PTSD in isolation and in silence. And, this can make the suffering worse. … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Perhaps…

Perhaps it is up to those who have been Wounded in body or soul to … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Identify, Exorcize, Sanctify, Important Dates

In the previous essay, I jabbered on about anniversary dates for PTSD triggers and the transitions we go through as the results of the sorrows and joys in our lives. Part of the PTSD journey, part of our own individual sanctification journey, … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Anniversary Dates, Transitions, Triggers

  Anniversary dates can remind us of life transitions that then trigger PTSD symptoms and behaviors. Just like certain smells, sounds, and locations can be PTSD triggers, a meaningful anniversary date can trigger PTSD. Frequently, these … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Finding Some Sun in Flowers

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  PTSD strives to change our identity, compel us into isolation, lacerate our abilities to hope and love. To survive and thrive in the face of our traumatic experiences and intrusive memories we need to find and embrace sources of life and … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Where to Start, How to Go On

If you feel your life has no value and there is no hope. Please do not kill yourself. *** It’s been an age since I have posted anything here at the PTSD Spirituality website. Mostly, it has been due to illness; the “Usual Suspects” of chronic pain, … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Can Love Flourish Where There Is PTSD?

Can a person with PTSD love or be loved? The short answer is “Yes.” The longer answer is also “Yes” and would probably fill a couple of books (and might best be expressed in novels). … [Continue reading]