For centuries people have been using essential oils – natural substances extracted from plants and seeds – to heal the mind and body. The positive effect essential oils can have on us is astounding, and people with post traumatic stress disorder often find that aromatherapy can help them to manage […]

Ease the symptoms of PTSD with aromatherapy


When it comes to mental ill-health, many people think it only affects what is going on in the person’s brain. However, these conditions are complex and multi-faceted, often having physical implications too. For those experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma survivors will often experience problems such as chronic pain and joint/muscle […]

How hydrotherapy can be useful for PTSD sufferers


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not easy to live with. Those who face PTSD experience problems such as flashbacks and nightmares, emotional numbness and difficulty sleeping, feeling jumpy and alert all the time, and being easily angered. Recently, attention has been given to weighted blankets as a non-medicinal treatment, to […]

How ‘weighted blankets’ can help PTSD sufferers sleep better



Art therapy has been steadily gaining traction as an effective method to reduce and ease the symptoms of mental health problems. In particular, PTSD sufferers could find that pottery is especially helpful in the healing process. Getting lost in clay Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms can be overwhelming. Whether sufferers […]

How pottery can help ease PTSD symptoms


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



OCD and PTSD
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?
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 ...