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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Is it possible to heal from PTSD?

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 […]

How can you reduce nightmares from PTSD?