Scientists believe that crying can make you feel physically and emotionally better. ‘Having a good cry’ is thought to rid the body of toxins and waste products which build up during times of elevated stress – so it’s logical then
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,
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
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
How people with PTSD can develop hearing/sound difficulties One of many distressing aspects of PTSD is struggling with sensory distortions, especially difficulties with hearing or processing sound. It’s the sort of thing that’s hard to explain to other people, yet
Guest Post: Forest Bathing – 8 Tips for Maxing Relaxing in Nature with PTSD The 2021 Mental Health Awareness theme is ‘Nature’ so we’ve invited Bertie Cowen to write more about how Forest Bathing can help people with PTSD. Bertie is
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
Counselling and Talking therapies for PTSD Talking therapies have been increasingly used in recent years, as people explore the best ways to tackle depression and anxiety. According to NHS figures, 1.6m people were referred for talking therapy in 2018-19, a
How writing can help people with PTSD An empty notebook can suggest limitless possibilities. It’s also one of the simplest and best tools to improve your mental health, including when you have a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. Many people
Guest Post: My Story, My Essentials: Decluttering, Organising, and Exercising for PTSD From yoga to acupuncture, surfing to forest bathing, there are a huge amount of activities and therapies that can help ease PTSD symptoms. In this guest post, Katie
Case Study: Sophie’s EMDR Treatment Sophie* underwent EMDR treatment after being diagnosed with PTSD following a trauma. Here, Sophie explains more about her EMDR treatment, what happened in her sessions, and how she feels EMDR ‘saved her life.’ (*Please note, names
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.