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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Rachael

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Rachael Rachael was diagnosed with PTSD as a result of the horrific symptoms she experienced following a surgery. Unfortunately, Rachael had a few ‘false starts’ with EMDR, where the services provided had a specific timeframe

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Emily

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Emily Emily underwent EMDR treatment over Zoom to treat her PTSD following a trauma in her job as a Police Officer. Here, Emily explains more about her EMDR treatment, and how it changed her crippling

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Alani

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Alani After her son was hit by a distracted driver, and in ICU for 6 weeks, Alani developed PTSD. She underwent EMDR treatment and in this case study, she explains her experience with EMDR and

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Case Study: CBT Treatment – Darren

Case Study: CBT Treatment – Darren Darren lived with PTSD for 8 years before he opened up to his wife about how he was feeling following a trauma experienced through his work as a Police Officer. He underwent CBT treatment

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Emma

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Emma After witnessing her husband having a terrifying seizure, Emma was diagnosed with PTSD. She underwent EMDR treatment and in this case study, she explains the process behind her EMDR using ‘tapping’, processing ‘smaller’ memories first,

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Grounding Techniques for PTSD & C-PTSD

Grounding Techniques for PTSD & C-PTSD ‘Grounding’ is a practice that can help you pull away from flashbacks, unwanted memories, and negative or challenging emotions. These techniques may help distract you from what you’re experiencing and refocus on what’s happening

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Jenna

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Jenna Jenna* was diagnosed with PTSD as a result of an ‘incomplete’ miscarriage and the inconsistent and traumatic care that followed. She underwent EMDR treatment over 20 years later which she says has ‘changed my

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Case Study: Sam’s EMDR Treatment

Case Study: Sam’s EMDR Treatment Sam underwent EMDR treatment after being diagnosed with C-PTSD following multiple and sustained traumas in childhood. Here, Sam explains more about the EMDR treatment, and how she’s now able to work, go out, have fun,

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Case Study: Jasmine’s EMDR Treatment

Case Study: Jasmine’s EMDR Treatment Jasmine underwent EMDR treatment after being diagnosed with PTSD following a trauma. Here, Jasmine explains more about her EMDR treatment, how she needed to find the right therapist to help, what happened in her sessions,

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How geocaching can help people with PTSD

How geocaching can help people with PTSD There are many traditional hobbies, interests and activities that help to manage PTSD symptoms. Then, there are the unusual options, that involve ‘up the minute’ trends and technology. The perfect example of a

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How wild swimming can help people with PTSD

How wild swimming can help people with PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder is a different experience for everyone, making it important to find the therapies and support that best suit you when working towards sustainable recovery.  The one thing that’s universal

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How gardening can help people with PTSD

How gardening can help people with PTSD Avid gardeners will tell you that growing things from seeds or saplings, or simply keeping their lawns and borders looking healthy, brings a wonderful sense of satisfaction. The joy to be found in

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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 lives 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 crafting can help people with PTSD

How crafting can help people with PTSD The therapeutic values of arts and crafts projects are well known. For centuries, people of all ages have found it relaxing to focus on using their hands and imaginations to create both practical

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How running can help people with PTSD

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. Research from the University

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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.