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Progressive Muscle Relaxation

How Progressive Muscle Relaxation can help people with PTSD One of the worst responses to someone showing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder is to tell them ‘Just relax!”. You can’t switch off your responses like a light. Instead, a mixture

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Accelerated Resolution Therapy

What is Accelerated Resolution Therapy (and how can it help PTSD)? PTSD can feel like you’re stuck in a loop of distressing thoughts, memories and feelings that seem like they’ll never stop. But treatment is available and it’s never too

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Darren

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Darren Darren* was diagnosed with PTSD as a result of a medical emergency and underwent EMDR treatment which he says has ‘undoubtedly changed his life’.(*Please note, names have been changed for the privacy of our

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Claudia

Case Study: EMDR Treatment – Claudia Claudia* was diagnosed with PTSD as a result of a number of traumatic events in her life and underwent EMDR treatment which she says has ‘transformed her life’. (*Please note, names have been changed

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Case Study: EMDR treatment-Melissa

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

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Meditation and PTSD

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

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The Havening Technique and PTSD

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

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How Acupuncture has helped some PTSD Sufferers

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

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How fidget spinners can help PTSD sufferers

How fidget spinners can help PTSD sufferers The power of distraction. It’s an amazing tool in many situations, from calming fretful toddlers to helping adults though the ravages of chronic anxiety. It’s also a way for people to manage the

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The link between PTSD and alcoholism

The link between PTSD and alcoholism In the UK, nearly 40% of people with a substance misuse disorder (including alcohol) also have a PTSD diagnosis. Research also shows that people with PTSD are around four times more likely to be

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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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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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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.