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How dogs can help people with PTSD

How dogs can help people with PTSD Most pet owners are clear about the immediate joys that come with sharing their lives with companion animals. However, many of us remain unaware of the physical and mental health benefits that can

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How yoga can help ease PTSD symptoms

Typically consisting of ‘pranayama’ (breathing exercises), ‘asanas’ (stretching and posture work), and meditation, yoga teaches individuals how to befriend their bodies, and therefore be better equipped to navigate the complexities of trauma and its physiological effects. This article will answer

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The link between COVID-19 and PTSD

The term ‘unprecedented times’ almost doesn’t cover it: a healthcare crisis on a global scale – and it’s still ongoing. Nobody can say with any certainty how many people will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, or in what ways.

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Crowdfunding for our Outreach Project

We’re excited to announce we’ve been selected for the Aviva Community Fund, and so we’ve just launched our first crowdfunding page to undertake some vital outreach work to reach the most vulnerable and at-risk communities. It’s estimated that 70% of

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The Link Between Chronic Pain and PTSD

There are many people living with chronic pain throughout the UK and the impact on their life can be profound. From being unable to work anymore to finding everyday tasks too challenging, struggling with the difficulty of the condition to

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How Acupuncture has helped some PTSD Sufferers

Alongside prescribed medicine and treatments, there are also a lot of natural methods available for relieving PTSD symptoms. One of these is acupuncture, which various research studies have shown to be effective for treating post-traumatic stress disorder. What is Acupuncture?Acupuncture

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How martial arts is helping PTSD sufferers

For many people with PTSD one of the most important things is finding ways to alleviate their symptoms whilst they heal and recover. We’ve reported several are physical activities that may ease your symptoms and improve wellbeing such as horse therapy,

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When a loved one offers to help you

How do you tend to answer when someone says, “What can I do to help?” or ‘is there anything I can do?” For most PTSD sufferers, the answer is often, “Oh nothing, I’m ok” or “ I don’t know what

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How ‘TRE’ helped this PTSD sufferer

Katherine Meehan, 37, from Kent has published a book about her self-healing journey in the hope it will help others to find their own profound wellbeing and happiness. In ‘Brushing My Teeth with Baby Lotion’, published last month, she shares

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What I learnt from having PTSD

It’s now been 2 and a half years since I got back to the ‘old me’ following EMDR treatment for my PTSD. My daily suffering with PTSD was easily the worst time of my life – I honestly had no

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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.