Groundbreaking studies have revealed that yoga practice actually changes core physiology related to PTSD and C-PTSD and can clinically decrease the symptoms by syncing awareness of movement with breath. This has a profound impact on training our nervous systems and
How photography helped me manage my PTSD – Guest Blog Matt Dolinski discovered that photography helped him managed his PTSD and other mental health issues. Starting by taking photos on his mobile phone, Matt is now organising ‘Photo Walks’ to
How running can help people with PTSD The physical and mental benefits of everything from gentle jogging to serious running are well known and exercise (particularly running) can help reduce the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (both PTSD and
Mental Wellbeing at work guidance NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have recently updated their Mental Wellbeing at work guidance. This guideline covers how to create the right conditions for mental wellbeing at work. It aims to promote
Castle2Cosford: Chris’ 300-Mile Walk for Two Trauma Charities Former police officer, Chris Devney from Worcestershire, prepares to walk more than 300 miles in just 13 days to raise vital funds in aid of PTSD UK and Midlands Air Ambulance Charity,
Self injury, self harm and PTSD There is growing evidence showing a link between post-traumatic stress disorder, and what is collectively known as self-injurious behaviours (SIB). This article explores this highly sensitive topic and contains triggers. So, we recommend proceeding
The link between PTSD and eating disorders The deep psychological and biological imprint that trauma can leave can cause, or worsen other health issues. There are also times when someone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) also has a second
Panic attacks and PTSD – what are they are how can you prevent them? Panic attacks can affect a wide range of people. Around a third of the general population will have at least one, at some point. However, people
Compassion focused therapy for people with PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can change the way you see the world and other people. However, it can also create substantial damage in how you see yourself, including causing feelings of shame, self-anger
Case Study: EMDR Treatment for Children – AJ After a humiliating experience at school, AJ developed PTSD. Following panic attacks and other symptoms he underwent EMDR treatment designed for children which had a really positive impact on him. “Before I
PTSD is so difficult to explain to someone else. It’s hard to explain how it makes you feel, as most of the time, you don’t even understand it yourself. To those who have an analytical mind, you can try to
What can cause PTSD?
PTSD can affect anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic event – an event which provoked fear, helplessness, or horror in response to the threat of injury or death and therefore can affect anyone.
What are the symptoms of PTSD?
PTSD can cause a wide variety of physical, mental and emotional symptoms such as hypervigilance, irrational anger & fear, panic attacks, flashbacks, digestive issues, feeling numb, nightmares and exhaustion.
What are the treatments for PTSD?
It is possible for PTSD to be successfully treated with psychotherapies such has EMDR and CBT, even many years after the traumatic event occurred, which means it is never too late to seek help.
Are you looking to fundraise for PTSD UK?
THANK YOU!! We are a small charity so our main goals at the moment are to increase awareness that we exist (so people can get the support and information they need) and to maximise fundraising to allow us to achieve our mission of supporting everyone in the UK affected by PTSD, no matter the trauma that caused it.