PTSD nightmares
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sufferers experience nightmares much more frequently than the general population (52-96% compared to 3% ). Generally, nightmares are thought to be a normal reaction to stress, and some clinicians believe they aid people in working through traumatic events – but what can you do when they get out […]

How can you reduce nightmares from PTSD?

Could blueberries help PTSD sufferers?
The potential powers of the ‘superfood’ blueberries have been in the spotlight for the last 20 years, as studies are increasingly showing their various health benefits such as reducing cardiovascular disease, cancer, and memory loss. New research has shown that blueberries can even have potential benefits for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder […]

Could PTSD sufferers benefit from eating blueberries?

herbal teas and ptsd
While any hot drink promotes relaxation, some herbal teas have been scientifically proven to help alleviate anxiety, and so can reduce some elements of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms. We’ve listed some of the best herbal teas below to help reduce anxiety in PTSD: Rooibos Tea Rooibos tea (also known as […]

Can herbal teas help PTSD symptoms?

Ways to relax when you have ptsd
So often, I see some great articles on how to reduce stress, or tips for anxiety sufferers, but more often than not, these don’t relate to people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It’s all well and good suggesting ‘go for a walk in the fresh air’, but when I had […]

10 ways to relax when you have PTSD

how to fall asleep in one minute with ptsd
We’ve discussed previously why Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can make you physically and mentally exhausted (see the blog post here). But, unfortunately, regardless of how tired you are, it doesn’t mean it’s easy to get to sleep. Infact, for someone with PTSD, hypervigilance can make getting to sleep really hard, […]

How to fall asleep in under 1 minute

Hyperacusis and PTSD
Those 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). Hyperacusis is a […]

Hyperacusis and PTSD

Yoga Nidra for PTSD
Yoga nidra or ‘yogic sleep’ is an ancient but little-known yogic practice that’s becoming increasingly popular as both a form of meditation and a mind-body therapy for PTSD sufferers. The guided technique induces a complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation through guided meditation – you are neither asleep nor awake and similarly, you are not concentrating nor hypnotised. […]

Using Yoga Nidra to reduce PTSD symptoms

Zentangle Meditation for PTSD
Zentangle is a form of art meditation which is used to relax the mind by falling into a state of ‘flow’ by drawing  repetitive patterns, and having no end goal in mind while you draw. Created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, Zentangle is said to intentionally facilitate a shift in […]

Zentangle Meditation for PTSD

Glass of Water
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called […]

‘Put the Glass down’ – a story to share