Emotional freedom therapy for PTSD
Albert Einstein proved in the 1920’s that everything (including our bodies) is comprised of energy. Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) is a scientifically proven technique which can release any ‘blockages’ in this energy, which can be the source of emotional intensity and discomfort. EFT is a form of ‘psychological acupressure’, based on the […]

Emotional Freedom Therapy for PTSD

Scarring from PTSD
A large number of skin diseases including dermatitis and psoriasis, appear to be caused by, or exacerbated by, psychological stress, and scientists have long confirmed the role that the stress hormone, cortisol, plays in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – however the natural body stress response and deranged levels of this […]

Physical scars from PTSD stress symptoms

Studies have shown that it’s really common for patients to suffer from both Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) simultaneously. It’s thought that in some circumstances, obsessive behaviors such as repetitive washing or checking may be a way of coping with post-traumatic stress – infact studies have […]

OCD and PTSD – and the relationship between the two

Yogic breathing to reduce ptsd anxiety
Nadi Shodhan Pranayama is a yogic breathing technique which helps to calm and centre the mind, to keep it happy, relaxed and peaceful and rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit – incredibly useful for PTSD sufferers. It’s said that a few minutes of this alternate nostril breathing each day helps […]

Yogic breathing to reduce PTSD anxiety

Why does ptsd make you cry? 1
Scientists believe that crying can make you feel physically and emotionally better. ‘Having a good cry’ is thought to rid the body of toxins and waste products which build up during times of elevated stress – so it’s logical then that a person with PTSD may cry much more often […]

Why does PTSD make you cry? The science of our ...

Mini Christmas Raffle ptsd uk
It may only be November, but Christmas is just around the corner and PTSD UK has lots of work to do all year round, so we’re launching our 2015 fundraising Mini Christmas Raffle. For just £1 a ticket, you can be in with a chance of winning one of these […]

PTSD UK 2015 Mini Christmas Fundraising Raffle!

Fireworks and PTSD
We’ve mentioned before that people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can often develop difficulties with sounds such as an exaggerated startle response, fear of sound (phonophobia), aversion to specific sounds (misophonia), and a difficulty in tolerance and volume of sounds that would not be considered loud by normal hearing individuals (hyperacusis). These […]

Remember remember… those with PTSD

EMDR treatment for PTSD
When I had PTSD, my biggest fear was ‘If I can’t really even explain how I feel, how can somebody ‘fix’ me?’ I couldn’t understand how they could get rid of my PTSD without somebody going into my skull and rewiring my brain… that was until I came across EMDR (eye […]

My Story: Going through EMDR treatment for PTSD

can i heal from ptsd
Back in 2009, when I ran the Edinburgh marathon with no training (very bad idea!), I didn’t eat for three days afterwards. If I told you that scientifically it’s cause my body was so busy repairing my muscles and dealing with the shock I put it under by running a […]

Is it possible to heal from PTSD?