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Ways to relax when you have ptsd

10 ways to relax when you have PTSD

So often, I see some great articles on how to reduce stress, or tips for anxiety sufferers, but more often than not, these don’t relate to people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It’s all well and good suggesting ‘go for

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how to fall asleep in one minute with ptsd

How to fall asleep in under 1 minute

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

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Hyperacusis and PTSD

Hyperacusis and PTSD

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

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Yoga Nidra for PTSD

Using Yoga Nidra to reduce PTSD symptoms

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

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Zentangle Meditation for PTSD

Zentangle Meditation for PTSD

Zentangle is a form of art meditation which is used to relax the mind by falling into a state of ‘flow’ by drawing  repetitive patterns, and having no end goal in mind while you draw. Created by Rick Roberts and Maria

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Katniss Hunger Games PTSD

Does The Hunger Games’ Katniss have PTSD?

Katniss Everdeen, heroine of The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, is said to have PTSD, demonstrated by the psychological effects of her traumatic journey through life. This decision by Collins goes some way to de-stigmatizing (and perhaps demystifying) something

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Can talking therapies heal PTSD?

Can talking therapies heal PTSD?

The role of talking therapy in PTSD treatment ‘Studies have proven that the body and mind record, process and hold onto trauma in several ways. This fact has large implications for PTSD recovery. When approaching posttraumatic stress disorder recovery it helps

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Tetris can reduce risk of PTSD

Scientists say Tetris can reduce risk of PTSD

Although there are several effective treatments for diagnosed PTSD sufferers, nothing exists to help prevent it from developing in the immediate aftermath of the trauma, but scientists now believe a dose of Tetris could be the answer. ‘Lead researcher Emily Holmes

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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.