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My PTSD ‘toolbox’

My PTSD ‘toolbox’ During her life, Imogen Cauthery has experienced a number of traumas and resulting PTSD. Over time, despite some co-morbid conditions such as epilepsy and bulimia, Imogen has developed a ‘PTSD toolbox’ – a variety of therapies and

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Mental Wellbeing at work guidance

Mental Wellbeing at work guidance NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have recently updated their Mental Wellbeing at work guidance. This guideline covers how to create the right conditions for mental wellbeing at work. It aims to promote

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XMiles supporting Team PTSD UK

XMiles supporting Team PTSD UK We’re honoured to be sponsored by XMiles to help our fundraising supporters who are part of Team PTSD UK taking on challenges in 2022!  XMiles is an Independent Endurance Sports Store, providing nutritional goods to

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Self injury, self harm and PTSD

Self injury, self harm and PTSD There is growing evidence showing a link between post-traumatic stress disorder, and what is collectively known as self-injurious behaviours (SIB). This article explores this highly sensitive topic and contains triggers. So, we recommend proceeding

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How pottery can help ease PTSD symptoms

How pottery can help ease PTSD symptoms Art therapy has been steadily gaining traction as an effective method to reduce and ease the symptoms of mental health issues. In particular, people with PTSD and C-PTSD could find that pottery is

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The link between PTSD and eating disorders

The link between PTSD and eating disorders The deep psychological and biological imprint that trauma can leave can cause, or worsen other health issues. There are also times when someone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

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Case Study: EMDR Treatment for Children – AJ

Case Study: EMDR Treatment for Children – AJ After a humiliating experience at school, AJ developed PTSD. Following panic attacks and other symptoms he underwent EMDR treatment designed for children which had a really positive impact on him.  “Before I

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EFT/Tapping for PTSD and C-PTSD: Case Studies

EFT/Tapping for PTSD and C-PTSD: Case Studies Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or ‘tapping’ is a scientifically proven technique which can release any ‘blockages’ which can be the source of emotional intensity and discomfort, and has shown to be incredibly effective

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Emotional Freedom Techniques or ‘tapping’ for PTSD

Emotional Freedom Techniques or ‘tapping’ for PTSD Albert Einstein proved in the 1920’s that everything (including our bodies) is comprised of energy. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or ‘tapping’ is a scientifically proven technique which can release any ‘blockages’ in this

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The link between PTSD and hair loss

The link between PTSD and hair loss Oscar winning actress and producer Sandra Bullock has recently revealed details  about her post-traumatic stress disorder, which has helped to create new conversations and openness about this issue. Especially as she has also

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The connection between sleep paralysis and PTSD

The connection between sleep paralysis and PTSD Common expressions used to describe medical terms can sometimes add to widespread misunderstanding and stigma. That’s certainly the case with ‘Old Hag’ syndrome, often depicted in art as a demon sitting on someone’s

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How Tai Chi can help ease PTSD symptoms

How Tai Chi can help ease PTSD symptoms Many people practice the ancient Chinese art of tai chi to find a sense of balance in body and mind. The health benefits of this ‘moving meditation’ can include more energy, stronger

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22 in 22 for PTSD UK

22 in 22 for PTSD UK Are you ready to take on a 22 in ’22? Decide your fate and set yourself a challenge linked to the number 22. From walking 22 miles a week to reading 22 books this

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Grounding Techniques for PTSD & C-PTSD

Grounding Techniques for PTSD & C-PTSD ‘Grounding’ is a practice that can help you pull away from flashbacks, unwanted memories, and negative or challenging emotions. These techniques may help distract you from what you’re experiencing and refocus on what’s happening

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Great North Swim for PTSD UK

events | swim Great North Swim Sign up now Great North Swim The challenge The Great North Swim is a fantastic weekend of open water swimming in the stunning Lake District surroundings of Windermere – join us! Over the last

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Unexpected physical symptoms of PTSD

Unexpected physical symptoms of PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) are conditions that can have a significant impact on an individual’s mental and emotional well-being. However, it is important to note that PTSD

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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.