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PTSD UK Blog

You’ll find up-to-date news, research and information here along with some great tips to ease your PTSD in our blog.

Vitamin Sea for PTSD

Vitamin Sea for PTSD – Guest Blog We’ve written before about the huge health benefits that wild swimming, ‘cold therapy’ and being in nature can bring to people affected by PTSD and C-PTSD, but in this latest guest blog, Wendy

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Tim Smith LEJOG

Tim’s solo cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats for PTSD UK Tim Smith from Walthamstow, London is cycling solo and unsupported from Land’s End to John O’ Groats this weekend to help raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Forest bathing and PTSD video

Forest bathing and PTSD – A discussion 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 nature has human health

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Emotional numbness

Emotional numbness in PTSD & C-PTSD One of the most damaging assumptions about someone who has experienced trauma, or has a PTSD or C-PTSD diagnosis is that they don’t seem to be upset by it. In fact, their apparent disassociation

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Treatments for PTSD

It is possible for PTSD to be successfully treated many years after the traumatic event occurred, which means it is never too late to seek help. For some, the first step may be watchful waiting, then exploring therapeutic options such as individual or group therapy – but the main treatment options in the UK are psychological treatments such as Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Traumatic events can be very difficult to come to terms with, but confronting and understanding your feelings and seeking professional help is often the only way of effectively treating PTSD. You can find out more in the links below, or here.