Case Study: Melissa’s EMDR Treatment Melissa* underwent EMDR treatment after being diagnosed with PTSD following a medical emergency which resulted in an induced coma. Here, Melissa explains more about her treatment, what happened in her sessions, and the incredible difference
Guest Post: ‘How Forest bathing made me feel supported and happy’ Having originated in Japan and China, forest bathing – or Shinrin-Yoku – can be used to help decrease undue stress and potential burn-out. Research has found that immersion in
How meditation can ease PTSD symptoms There are abundant misconceptions about meditation. Including that it always involves clearing your mind, in silence, to create spiritual enlightenment. The stereotypical meditative pose is sitting crossed-legged on the floor, with your hands either
The Havening Technique for PTSD The Havening Techniques – more formally known as Amygdala Depotentiation – is a psychosensory therapy which is designed to change the brain to de-traumatize the memory and remove its negative effects from both our psyche and
Alongside prescribed medicine and treatments such as EMDR and CBT, there are also a lot of natural methods available for relieving PTSD symptoms. One of these is acupuncture, which many research studies have shown to be effective for treating post-traumatic
It’s probably no surprise that PTSD can wreak havoc with your sleeping patterns. Hyperarousal and anxiety can make it harder to fall asleep, while sensitivity to the slightest sound can cause you to wake up frequently during the night.
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
The 2019 calendar theme is our motto, ‘Tomorrow CAN be a new day’, so we’re looking for your photographs, which demonstrate the attributes this brings: Hope, Strength, and Courage (or anything else it means to you). PTSD UK has launched
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,
Recent research has shown that the civilians involved in the clean up of ‘Ground Zero’ following the World Trade Centre attacks, had a two-fold prevalence of PTSD than that of the general population, and subsequently an increased risk of heart
If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the woods today, you’d better… be aware of the scientifically proven healing benefits of ‘forest bathing’. Okay, okay, so that’s not
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.