PTSD Spirituality: Defeat PTSD-Identity with Art and Creativity

Learning to Draw

Learning to Draw

Art and any form of creativity help us to heal from our PTSD.  Creativity beats back PTSD’s assault against our personal identity, against our sense of self. PTSD wants us to feel we are worthless, we have no value, and that we are so tainted by trauma that there is no hope for us. Exercising creativity can be painful, physically, psychologically, and spiritually, but the pain can help us heal and defeat the PTSD-Identity.[Continue Reading…]

PTSD Spirituality: Jason Moon, Trying to Find My Way Home

Artwork and creativeness can help us heal from our spiritual wounds, especially when those wounds are inflicted by PTSD.  For some of us, we find healing in music and writing.  After all, in art is life.  For many of us, regardless of how we were traumatized, we spend the rest of our lives “Trying to Find My Way Home.”  That is also the title of Iraq War veteran Jason Moon’s most recent CD.  Jason connects his lyrics and music with the experience of post-Iraq PTSD.[Continue Reading…]