Mental health is something Her Majesty the Queen is very aware of; she has spoken previously about the psychological repercussions of suicide attacks and how they may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In particular, in the days following the
Created in 2001 by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event aiming to educate the public and raise awareness of mental health issues, helping to promote better mental health. This year, the event runs from
For those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder – or PTSD – one of the most important things is finding ways to heal and recover. While waiting for treatment for PTSD, there are physical activites you can explore that may help
If you’re on a waiting list for post traumatic stress disorder treatment, it can feel like an interminably long time. However, there are things you can explore while you’re waiting that may help to improve your symptoms naturally in the
How weighted blankets can help people with PTSD or C-PTSD sleep better Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not easy to live with. Those who face PTSD or C-PTSD experience problems such as flashbacks and nightmares, emotional numbness and difficulty sleeping,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Those 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
Yoga nidra or ‘yogic sleep’ is an ancient but little-known yogic practice that’s becoming increasingly popular as both a form of meditation and a mind-body therapy for PTSD sufferers. The guided technique induces a complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation through
For many people, especially those affected by PTSD or C-PTSD, traditional meditation can pose challenges due to the difficulty of quieting a busy mind or confronting intrusive thoughts. That’s where Zentangle meditation steps in as a perfect solution. Zentangle is
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.