Do You or a Loved One Suffer and Experience PTSD Syptoms?
Is There Ever Real Relief?
Have you or a loved one experienced a trauma? Trauma doesn’t have to be going to war, rape or sexual abuse, child or spousal abuse or having a car accident, but these are certainly a few of the most severe traumas we think of when we think of PTSD.
What are the symptoms of PTSD? Post traumatic stress disorder can manifest in many ways & behaviors depending on the type of trauma.
Below are some symptoms, along with the types of specific trauma that might help you identify if you or someone in your life may be suffering from symptoms of PTSD. As a daughter of a veteran who did multiple tours in Veitnam (with multi-generational PTSD in our family) I can attest to all of these symptoms first hand specifically for veterans of war.
Symptoms of all kinds of PTSD may disrupt your life and make it hard to continue with your daily activities. You may find it hard just to get through the day.
This is absolutely TRUE! And, no one other than you is going to FULLY understand what you feel and what you are living daily. It may be hard to just get out of bed and face the day at all. You may feel there is no hope and no reason to go on.
PTSD in war veterans (source VA.gov)
These symptoms (Some of the below symptoms were found through the VA website, however as you can see may apply to any trauma with PTSD symptoms).
There are four types of PTSD symptoms:
1 – Reliving the event (also called re-experiencing symptoms)
Memories of the trauma event can be relived in your mind at any time and because our mind and body don’t know the difference between real and imagined, your body will think you are reliving the event in the present day no matter how long ago the trauma took place. You may feel the same fear and horror as if you are truly experiencing it again in the present day, and to your body & mind, you are. These are all common:
- Flashbacks – a feeling as if it is happening all over again (right now)
- Triggers such as something you hear, or smell may cause you to relive the event. News reports, seeing an accident, loud noises, or hearing a car backfire are examples of trigger.
2. Avoiding situations that remind you of the event
You may go to great lengths to avoid situations or people that trigger memories of the trauma. You may avoid talking about it or even getting help. (I can attest to this with my dad. He only began talking about it a few years ago with family.) Here are some more common behaviors:
- Avoiding crowds, because they feel dangerous.
- Avoiding driving if you were in a car accident or if your military convoy was bombed.
- If you were in an earthquake, you may avoid watching movies about earthquakes.
- You may avoid places & times of day that remind you of a specific event or trauma such as an attack, rape or other violent act
- You may keep very busy or avoid seeking help because it keeps you from having to think or talk about the event.
3. Negative changes in beliefs and feelings about yourself and the world around you
The way you think about yourself and others changes because of the trauma. This symptom has many aspects. Some common behaviors are:
- You may not have positive or loving feelings toward other people and may stay away from relationships.
- You may forget about parts of the traumatic event or not be able to talk about them (our mind has a way of protecting us from certain events that could be extreme and you may find that you have sort of a “black out” of time in your life.
- You may think the world is completely dangerous, and no one can be trusted, and if severe enough, can manifest in symptoms such as extreme environmental illness where you are hyper-sensitive to pretty much everything in the world and you can’t leave your house.
- You may feel as if you have a dark cloud looming over you, your family, your entire life that you just can’t get out from under.
4. Feeling keyed up (hyper-arousal)
You may always feel on “high alert” to your surroundings and jittery always on the look out for danger or something happening in which you don’t feel completely safe. You may suddenly become irritable or angry for no apparent reason. Some examples in the manifestation of this could be:
- Sleeping difficulty or staying asleep (always have to be awake to know what’s going on around you so you feel safe.)
- Trouble concentrating.
- Loud noise startles you easily and not hearing people walk up behind you to suddenly find them there.
- You have your back to a wall in a restaurant or waiting room so you feel safe seeing what’s going on and who’s entering the room and all your surroundings are in plain view.
Over my entire life, I have witnessed my dad experience all of these symptoms quite severely.
Of course with other specific trauma there may be other symptoms that are very specific to the trauma that person experienced, whether sexual trauma or another abuse, veteran of war, witnessing a horrific event, your life being threatened, a serious illness, loss of loved one, loss of financial stability and possessions, divorce or breakup or a slue of many other things.
You can experience PTSD symptoms when you are in a specific time of day or body position, which is body positional trauma. For example, a person may have experienced a rape, an abortion, miscarriage, deliver of child then that child being torn away for a serious medical emergency or being taken away for adoption while the mother is still laying there immediately after deliver, surgery (dental or other) all in which may take place while laying on your back. And, each time that person lies down, they experience anxiety, terror, fear, panic, feeling out of control, etc.
I know of a person who went through a difficult end of a lengthy relationship an received a break up via text message in the middle of the night, and this person has experienced severe panic attacks ever since, mostly at night and had to sleep with the lights on and most nights, does not sleep through the night.
So many variables make each persons experience with PTSD symptom manifestation very individual and unique however many symptoms are similar as well.
Quantum Techniques is very beneficial in removing the energy of a trauma field that causes the symptoms of PTSD and other manifesting symptoms and I have experienced this first hand in my own life as well as in helping others. A huge benefit of working with Quantum Techniques is that if the trauma is of a personal nature or it is an unknown or blocked trauma, due to the nature of the work with QT, your practitioner can work around this with great results. The trauma does not have to be revealed or talked about, so you don’t have to relive it repeatedly for profound healing to occur. Which, in many cases, such as with a childhood sexual abuse, is very beneficial, because in a lot of cases, the person may not be aware of the exact trauma, and the body may not want to or feel it is necessary, to reveal the trauma in order for healing to occur. Revealing the trauma could bring more trauma to heal from, which is unnecessary.
If you would to begin your journey to personal transformation, healing & well being, or have any questions, I invite you to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information please visit here:truehealingsource.com
– Yvette Marie is a Certified Energy healer, certified Thought Field Therapy practitioner, and Advanced Bio-energetic muscle testing practitioner using advanced energy and body scans through Quantum Techniques methods. Yvette has also been certified as a Reiki practitioner and Access Consciousness practitioner. She is not a licensed therapist. Energy healing is not intended as diagnosis, prescription, or treatment for any disease, physical or mental. It is also not intended as a substitute for regular medical care. –
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