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?

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