PTSD Complexities and Awareness

PTSD Complexities and Awareness

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Marijuana hope for PTSD
https://www.facebook.com/heytommychong/videos/1253183061363471/

The PTSD Solution: New Hope through Brain Plasticity
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/redefining-stress/200902/the-ptsd-solution-new-hope-through-brain-plasticity

Patrick Stewart Knows PTSD
http://www.upworthy.com/his-father-was-an-abuser-now-that-patrick-stewart-knows-ptsd-was-a-factor-he-has-a-message

Black Women Undiagnosed PTSD
http://blackdoctor.org/457086/ptsd-and-african-american-women/

What Does the Bible say about PTSD
http://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-PTSD.html

Alienated Society Induces PTSD
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/05/ptsd-war-home-sebastian-junger

Black Women Invisible Crisis
http://www.essence.com/2014/09/05/propublica-post-traumatic-stress-disorder/

God and PTSD
http://www.committedtofreedom.org/2012/08/23/god-and-ptsd/#comment-102988

WE PAY FOR PAST AVOIDANCE OF PTSD
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/05/ptsd-war-home-sebastian-junger

CANCER-RELATED PTS SIMILAR TO PTSD
http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/coping/survivorship/new-normal/ptsd-pdq

Natural way to cope with PTSD
http://www.faithtap.com/4879/veterans-with-ptsd-heal-through-wolf-therapy/

VETERANS HEAL THROUGH WOLF THERAPY
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Entertaining Way To PTSD

ellisaWhen I read “Eye of the Beholder” I wanted the whole world to read this book because the author went deep within herself to present it which allows the readers to go deep within themselves. I am not mentioning this book for commercial reasons. I am mentioning this book for soulful reasons.

This book gives you the hardcore reality of PTSD from the standpoint the main character is a soldier with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This soldier had it prior to going to war and it escalated as he lived the horrors of war. This man ‘s face was disfigured which landed him into the hands of a deeply spiritual woman who knew greater is the he of him on the inside than the he that is on the outside.

Reading “Eye of the Beholder” reminded me of how our soldiers are tended to by nurses with hearts and skills to cross our soldiers back to life knowing their lives will never be the same. Reading this book wakens everything possible inside of you, aspects goody two shoes people wouldn’t get yet be stimulated. The fact the writer knew sensuality and spirituality handled correctly and with love brings out a tremendous healing totally.

I had to share this with you because I know God wanted you to know about it. There are all kinds of avenues to get to a better place with self. This indeed is one of them.

Book by Elissa Gabrielle
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Encyclopedia For PTSD

Encyclopedia For PTSD

This man deserves a standing ovation.
This is a very resourceful work of art.
He gave his all and I respect it to the utmost.
I get it and so does he.

http://www.theevilhours.com/David_Morris___The_Evil_Hours___Home.html

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Dr. Phil – PTSD

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Symptoms Of PTSD For Everyday People
http://drphil.com/articles/article/204

PTSD Free Program
http://www.mindbodyseries.com/ptsd1free/

 

Downloaded PTSD Tool Kit
http://mindbodyplan.com/wellnesscenter/free-ptsd-toolkit/

Four Phases of Recovery PTSD
http://drphil.com/articles/article/713/

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Calming PTSD

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Sincere and Self-Help Just For You
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Techniques To Calm Your Inner Realities
http://www.eomega.org/article/tap-your-way-to-healing-ptsd-with-eft

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You Are Good Enough To Enjoy Life Meditation
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Let’s Get Going Meditation and Tapping Awesome!
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America Breeds PTSD

armyAmerica Breeds PTSD

Would you believe this was basic training?  Here I am nineteen years old, a freshly graduated student from high school who chose to join the United States Army Corp.  How do a young lady end up in the Army?  I ended up there happily because it gave me hope for having control of my life.

I didn’t know at the time I had PTSD.  I knew there was something going on with me because I just could not relate to the realities adults introduced me to.  I never felt comfortable among my own people.  Yet, when I joined the U.S. Army, I felt comfortable with my fellow comrades.  I’ve often heard soldiers who have returned from war missed being there because there was something special there for them.  Their comrades were their family.  They were never alone.  For sure you felt safe knowing someone had your back even though the enemy was near.

This is what is missing in America, we have no comradeship.  We are at war with no uniforms.  Soldiers returning home have difficulty healing from war because of the lack of love and care they experience when entering here.  Here there is so much negativity and hopelessness.  People killed and victimized on a daily basis.  It is more dangerous here for soldiers than foreign countries because the enemies here are killing innocent people because of what is going on inside of them.  You can’t get a grip on this reality because people are in denial of it.  We are at war here in America because we have  given our power away to external forces.  our priorities are to get more and more stuff and prestige neglecting the heart and soul.  As long as we choose this path, people will continue to die and innocent souls will continue to go to war.  We have to get a grip on this insanity for our children’s sake.  Who is dying more and more daily or endangered?  CHILDREN!  I know because it was once me.  Go back to self—-save yourself from a loveless world go back in!

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Do Not Be Your Own Enemy

self loveDo Not Be Your Own Enemy

Pay attention to your daily thoughts.
Pay attention to what your thoughts are saying about you.
They can be downright mean and cruel.
You judge yourself and put yourself down.
You would never treat another person that way.
So why are you doing it to yourself?

You have chosen how you are feeling right now.

The point of power is always in the present moment.
by Louise L. Hay

When you start to believe it things will start happening.

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Video Reveals The Universal Reality Of PTSD

Soldier front coverVideo Reveals The Universal Reality Of PTSD

This book was written for those who want a better way of facing PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

It is my determination to reach those seeking this message. 

Please enjoy the video revealing the universal reality of PTSD

MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE?
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Love Can Heal The World

love can healLove Can Heal The World

We are facing a world crisis that will continue to grow as long as we deny the power of love.  The lack of love breeds a ground for war.  Where there is war, we find desperation.  Each soul is born to bear love.  No love means no life.  The world is a cancerous monster right now denying love.  There is no way we can move forward and have hope for the future for our children if we do not face this epidemic.

What has happened to Paris is a reality check for mankind to seek a better way to exist.  God and Love are one and the same vibration.  The lack of it in any individual soul is creating a future of extinction.  We must ask ourselves why we have so much trust in the world’s knowledge when it is contrary to love and togetherness.  Our soldiers go to war, return home to a war they can not win because they would go to jail and to hell for defending themselves against selfish and greedy people.  They walk on land filled with hatred and self-righteousness.  There has to be individual change if we want hope in America.

Love is possible once people realize it is okay to love without loosing.  You love by allowing God to sit in your heart.  You deny the things of the world that keeps you uptight and selfish.  For sure, Paris is experiencing PTSD just as we are here in America simply because sudden trauma has visited their land.  Rape, murder, molestation, abuse, attack of any kind and natural disasters go on daily making our land a place of fear and desperation.

If we do not personally allow God to be the heart of our lives, love is denied resulting in a continued war zone.  Today let go of the world and allowed God to restore your heart and if He does not need to restore your heart, allow God to increase your love flow for the sake of your fellowman.  I am not asking you to be a fool, I am only asking you to be love and trust God to protect and guide you through this life time.  LOVE WILL NOT BE DENIED.

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PTSD: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Is No Respecter Of Persons

PTSD: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Is No Respecter Of Persons

Ever since I was a child, I always wondered why people were so unhappy.  I watched my family and other families experience so much unhappiness and emotional pain often.  I remember when I finally saw my father cry.  His mother died of cancer.  He was never the same nor was our family.  When my grandmother was alive, the Fields family was strongly bonded together and supported each other through thick and then.  Grandmother’s death meant the end of family support.  No one was the same, I mean no one.

As quiet as it is kept, we all suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Once grandma was buried, we had to go on as though she never existed.  We just didn’t talk about it.  Granddaddy seems to have taken it the hardest heart attack after heart attack until he eventually died.   Her children who were my generation’s parents ended up practically without parents.  Our parents were zombies on the road to self-destruction.  You see back then African Americans did not seek counseling.  They just acted like not anything happened.

When my grandma died, no one asked me how I felt.  No one embraced me and told me everything is going to be alright.  And no one told me what I was feeling was normal which was abandonment.  My grandma was the only person in my life that ever seemed happy to see me.  She was gone and there was not anything I could do about it.  I still had to eat my lunch and go to school.

I want to share with you my books in hopes that my experiences will connect with your experiences and healing can begin.

Charge Of An Angel:
Love and Redemption Series Book 1 by Linda Diane Wattley

My name is Leona Tillard and I need your help. You see, I have been spending my whole life trying to know who I am. I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, and a product of a temporary single-parent home, I was left without some pertinent information that could have possibly told me who I am. Eventually, still a child, my family structure evolved into a blended family situation. In silence, I cried far more than I laughed.

Don’t get me wrong, there was much love for me. I learned early in life that I was a very special little girl. People loved being in my presence, but more than anything, my body was always desired. I didn’t want for anything, life was good to me, I just didn’t understand love and what is considered being a normal human being. This is where I need your help. Will you listen to me as I tell you my story about my life? Tell me who really loved me. Am I really an angel or a freak of nature? Your help will be highly appreciated. In return, I promise to entertain you from beginning to end. Below find one of my thought processing moments. It came during a time I needed understanding. Until we meet, enjoy!

My body was betraying me in the worst way. “Oh, God, help me! I face you now in my naked and weakened state and beg you to save me.” I prayed silently.”

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Book Review

Charge Of An Angel is book one in Linda Diane Wattley’s series titled Love and Redemption.

This is an important quote directly from the book: “Charge of an Angel will reveal why the urgent questioning of sexuality from the home to the pulpit. The children in this story have a lot to show us, let’s get started. They are anxious to share their stories even their parents are going to be in awe when they see who they really are.”

Character Leona Tillard will touch your heart as you read her childhood account. I am certain that as you read this book, you will either relate to some of the family dynamics from your own life or you might know a family with similar dynamics.

Sadly, families usually look wholesome and intact when viewed by an outsider. However, when you pull back the layers like an onion, the raw truth can burn your soul. In Leona’s story, her family has many layers and although she felt loved as child, her perceptions were from a child’s point of view.

Right from birth (like you and me) Leona was set on a path and her encounters wrote on the pages of her life’s story and deep in her heart and soul. The most telling thing that you will discover as you read, is Leona’s perception of herself, her deep questions and even conflicting messages that cause her to even question God.

For children who grown up in a dysfunctional home, this is how they think. I quote not to spoil the story, but to enlighten you so you will want to read further.

“We didn’t hear any more words after that. Sarah and I were just as quiet as Daddy and Priscilla.

In fact, Sarah was already asleep. I could hear snoring from across the room, which was something she normally didn’t do. I couldn’t believe what I had seen between her and Daddy.

I closed my eyes and tried to will myself somewhere other than where I was. I couldn’t help but wonder where my brother and my mother were. This new family thing just did not make me happy at all. I mean, trying to know myself was hard enough without this family mix. One minute I had a mother and then I had no mother. I had a big brother, then no big brother. Now I have two sisters and a brother to go with the one I already had. We were all lost and confused.

We just wanted to know where we belonged.

After that night, we did what we had to do to keep Priscilla and Daddy happy. Nobody cared how we felt. This life was about them. None of us should have been born. We had no parents. All of us were victims of circumstance. We were just sheep—sleeping, eating, and doing what we were told. If Daddy and Priscilla hadn’t gotten married, maybe Momma and Mark might have come back. We could forget about ever seeing them now.”

While reading I was faced with the core truths written on the pages and maybe more importantly between the lines. I wait for Book Two to be published, as I will need to find out where it goes from here. I invite you to read and open your heart and eyes to children around you in your life. This book has adult content.

I, (Theodocia McLean) endorse ‘Charge Of An Angel: Love and Redemption Series-Part 1’ by Linda Diane Wattley. I purchased this book from a Kindle format. Review was completed on March 28, 2017. I also read ‘Soldier With A Backpack: Living and Dying Simultaneously’ by Linda Diane Wattley (Great Read).

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Soldier With A Backpack:
Living and Dying Simultaneously by Linda Diane Wattley

Soldier With A Backpack: Living and Dying Simultaneously Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the hidden love killer, is instrumental in creating a world of alienation in the human experience.

Soldier with a Backpack, Living and Dying Simultaneously is written to form a silent unity of hope and understanding for individuals experiencing or knowing someone with PTSD and to reveal a needed truth about it.

Linda D. Wattley grew up with a tainted trust in adults, now that she has become one herself; Author Wattley began to learn why adults were so unhappy. She realized that stress and trauma had molded her into someone who felt unworthy of love, yet there was still something else willing her to life, telling her to share with the world that sufferers of PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are more than words could ever describe.

Author Wattley shares the experienced impact stress and trauma has on the human soul and the price we pay ignoring this reality. It is with great urgency she intimately shares her plight in life with her readers. Being mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically raped as a child, she survived by learning to exist in an inner world of divine peace.

Something happened to that little girl; she didn’t die nor did she live, yet much was lost while much was gained.

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Book Review

Author Linda Diane Wattley’s memoir ‘Soldier With A Backpack: Living and Dying Simultaneously’ is packed with nuggets of pure truth meant to expose the evil that was meant to destroy her, show God’s greatness and attest to her healing from PTSD. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put her story down. I especially love memoirs, because it takes a special kind of strength to write a memory and share raw emotion and experience with the world.

If you enjoy reading memoirs that are a journey from hell into healing with ordained, anointed prayer behind the words to encourage others along their journey, this book is a must read.

Linda says, “Out of trauma, much drama occurs. Trauma has so many levels of appearing in our lives from the war zones where our soldiers witness death and the survival of death, vehicular accidents, murders, catastrophic disasters, illnesses, rape, sudden deaths of our loved ones; the list is unending.”

“Cycles can be broken when light is shined on reality. This is my purpose to shine light on the personal aftermath of trauma. ‘And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ John 8:13.”

Follow Linda through her life, learn from her healing and willingness to share what most people would hide in the darkness. Enjoy the short, direct poems scattered throughout the book and learn how Linda activated the love of God in her life, so she can be a beacon of light (“messenger”) to those seeking healing form PTSD.

I (Theodocia McLean) endorses Soldier With A Backpack: Living and Dying Simultaneously (After The Storm Publishing Presents) by Linda Diane Wattley as her memoir from darkness into light. I purchased and reviewed this book from Kindle format. The review was completed on January 30, 2016.

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Live Your Purpose

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When you wake up in the morning, you should be helping God wake you up because you have a strong desire to get on with your day.  Purpose is the acceptance of being in the world but not of it.  You trust God with your life, you listen to guidance.  The world does not seem as noisy anymore.

Purpose creates an awesome center for you to exist in, and in that circle is a brilliant light giving you a peace the world can not give.  It gives you a healthy obsession to act on a strong desire for good.  When we are centered, stress becomes lessen because we are not pulled from every possible direction of doing.  We let go of unnecessary activities, conversations, people and we seek to make our selves more available for results.

Our purpose can change over the years preparing us for greater purposes of sacrifice.  Not that the purpose is grander in contents as it is in size.  There is no greater purpose than being a parent especially when you maximize the opportunity to equip children to be great individuals.  Then, there could still be existing purpose for you where all you have learned while parenting is adsorbed to strengthen you to bless the world.  Soldiers know the sacrifices of purpose and move forward as though it is not happening.

Focus in on your heartfelt desire and conduct your self as this is the day it owns you.  Great things happen when you consciously live in your divine purpose.

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Cain May Have Been The First Human To Experience PTSD


Cain May Have Been The First Human To Experience PTSD

The following is written by Dr. Oscar Ramirez. It is an examination of how the body deals with stress and looks at it from what the Bible says.

“The human body has been designed with protective means to automatically cope with severe, overwhelming pain. When a person experiences overwhelming physical pain, the body automatically goes into a state of “shock,” and in life threatening situations, may ultimately go into a “comatose” condition. All non-essential physical functions shut down in order for the body to focus on dealing with the physical trauma it has experienced. The body does this automatically without being told to. If the body were not to react automatically In this way, the pain would be so intense that the body would succumb to it and die. Interestingly enough, the mind usually continues to function, even when the body is in a coma.

God has also instilled in the human mind a way to cope with severe, intense mental stress. When a person experiences overwhelming mental trauma or distress, he suffers a “nervous breakdown;’ which may even lead to a “catatonic state. The body is awake, the eyes are open; but the mind shuts down as it tries to deal with the extreme mental trauma it has experienced. This natural way off insulating the mind from overwhelming mental anguish protects it from the mental strain which would otherwise reach unbearable levels. It is not unusual for people to die from overwhelming emotional trauma.

The spirit of man, his emotions (soul) and his conscience also have a way of dealing with the horror of moral pain or spiritual trauma.

The body continues to function, and the mind also is able to function, but man’s spirit is “deadened; his conscience becomes “callused,” and his heart becomes “hardened.” In the absence of the key aspects of humanity, behavior is typified by a lack of any evidence that these important human elements are functioning.

This is one view of what might be happening to someone experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

When did traumatic stress first begin?One of the first known cases of traumatic stress is recorded in the Bible in Genesis chapter four. Cain killed his brother Abel, and tried to discount the severity of his crime. He experienced denial of this guilt, “Am I my brother’s keeper” which also indicated that his true identity was now in question. The result of all this was immediate alienation from God. Cain became unable to do productive work (Gen. 4:12). He became restless, felt overwhelmed with fear, and helpless in the fact of potential attackers. He wandered about aimlessly. His symptoms were no different than what this generation’s vets experience with PTSD.

The most traumatic experience a human being can encounter is to have incurred the displeasure of God, “feeling separated and alienated from Him. The bad news is that everyone is considered equally guilty before God and thus alienated from Him. “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

In God’s eyes, the murderer is no more guilty than the liar; “Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in just one point, he is guilty of all-“(James 2:10)

The good news is that there IS a solution to this crisis of the spirit, soul, and conscience) The prophet Isaiah tells us that God is a reasonable God;”Come, let us, reason together with the Lord…”

Moreover, He tells us that He has a solution for our feelings of guilt as well as for our actual guilt. “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool”. (Isaiah 1:18)

How is this done? The Bible says that the wages (payment) for sin (guilt) is death (Romans 6:23). Isaiah 53 says “all we like sheep have gone astray … but the Lord had laid upon Him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all.” The debt for all the acts committed in war, all your guilt, shame, and sin was laid upon Jesus and His death paid for it all. Why did God do this? “For God so loved the world (me and you) that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him (in what He did by dying on the cross) should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn’ the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth in Him is not condemned, but he that believeth not, is condemned already.” (John 3:16-18)

If Jesus paid for all ALL your sins on the cross (including the wrongs done in the war and even after the war), how many sins do YOU have to pay for? This is salvation, and it is a free gift. Why carry your guilt any longer if God has already made provision to get rid of it? Simply ask God for forgiveness based on the provision that His Son made on the cross in dying to pay for your sins.

There are many other issues in life to deal with, but guilt no longer has to be one of them. It is no longer time to deny, it is time to accept.

It’s time to come out of the darkness… time to come home!”

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