Calming PTSD

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Calming PTSD

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Sincere and Self-Help Just For You
http://www.battletap.org/home.aspx

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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
http://www.thetappingsolution.com/2016VideoSeries/tapping-meditation-from-overwhelm-to-calm/

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Let’s Get Going Meditation and Tapping Awesome!
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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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King David Gives Real Help For PTSD

PTSD and Psalm 23

Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and author of “American Sniper,” who was killed Saturday, was a friend of ours. His death is yet another loss for the special operations community which we’ve served for more than 30 years. Hearts are broken. Anger is reignited. Traumatic memories are triggered. Our wounds are opened once again. And yet, in an irony that trumps Saturday’s blue-on-blue kill, we have a bittersweet opportunity as a nation to reach for another measure of healing and wholeness.

The alleged shooter, Eddie Ray Routh, is one of our own, a member of the U.S. military family. Initial reports reveal that Routh, a veteran of the Iraq war, had been in and out of mental health care. The cost of his apparent slipping through system’s cracks is now incalculable and irreparable. Even more shocking than the news about Kyle and his colleague, Chad Littlefield, is the harsh reality that untold numbers of other veterans teeter on the brink between mental wholeness and mental hell as they struggle to reintegrate into our communities. Last weekend’s tragedy underscores the responsibility that we as people of faith have in helping our veterans to completely come home.

I read a note from a good friend of mine this morning. He is a combat veteran who did back-to-back deployments for 16 years. He talks openly about his struggles with me. He unashamedly claims that it has been his faith in God that has enabled him to find hope and healing and solutions to the cries of his heart. Perhaps you’ve met him, too. His name is David. King David. He is my wounded warrior friend.

David is the best example of a combat trauma sufferer in the Bible. About 3,000 years ago he uncovered his heart of hearts in the Book of Psalms.

Because of David’s songwriting, we know that he wrestled with combat stress. He wrestled with sleeplessness, nightmares, guilt, and an aching body and bones. He cried himself to sleep. He knew the sting of betrayal by a trusted friend. He witnessed thousands falling at his side. He endured back-to-back deployments. He was guilty of fragging by his own orders and infidelity with a subordinate officer’s wife. He experienced both defeat and victory in battle.

David gave us a timeless framework in Psalm 23 for answering a pressing question today: What do families affected by combat stress and the invisible wounds of war need from the faith community? Allow me to share with you some ideas of what we as members of faith communities can do to make a positive difference.

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want
David gets right to the point: God is the Shepherd. God is the Healer. We aren’t. Our job is to find the sheep, in this case, the military members and their families.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters

Veterans and their families are worn out. We need rest and quiet and a safe place to recover. We need healing, Sabbath, and for others to stop talking and listen. Those who are moving through the dark valley need the opportunity to tell their stories, uninterrupted and to interested persons. Let them talk to you. Don’t ask certain questions like, “Did you kill anyone?” or, “What did you see?” Keep it all confidential.

Storytelling requires an emotionally safe place, a trustworthy friendship. Yet many vets and their family members need a safe place from physical harm. It is common for vets with PTSD to have self-destructive thoughts and/or suicidal thoughts. Some family members of veterans do, too. Also, family members may not feel safe at home at times. Offer your home as a refuge from the storm if that is ever needed.

he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness

for his name’s sake.

Vets and those who live with them need a compass, a plan toward wholeness that includes inspirational and informational resources, referrals to support groups or others in same boat, referrals to professionals including pastors/rabbis/spiritual leaders, medical professionals and agency contacts.

Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff,

they comfort me.

Vets and their family members don’t need our preaching or pushing or prodding. They need us to walk alongside them through the dark stretch of life.

You need to know that there are two types of PTSD sufferers: those who are Pitching Tents Someplace Dark, who have no intention of getting well or moving on, and those who are Passing Through Someplace Dark, who desire to get well and are teachable. The lie is that a vet and his/her family will never get out of this darkness, that his/her new, permanent address is in the valley of the shadow of PTSD. God tells us the opposite. His word says we are traveling through it, not building our houses there.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.

Literally, veterans and their families enjoy a basic, home-cooked meal. Practice old-fashioned hospitality. Invite them to your home. Replenish their physical strength with your favorite recipes. MREs — meals ready-to-eat — get old quick! Figuratively, David means that we need your preachers, teachers and ministers to teach and preach with excellence. Nourish us with truth when we are with you. Consider starting small support groups within your congregation using “Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home” (available March 1), “Hope for the Home Front” and “When War Comes Home” workbooks and other reliable resources.

You anoint my head with oil;
Join the front lines! Pray for us. Veterans need prayer support. Their spouses and children need your prayers. Let them know what you are praying. Write it down so they can re-read it on faith-trying days. Many, many days are so dark that finding the words or energy to pray feels impossible. Consider starting a prayer team that meets regularly to pray specifically for the needs of your military families.

Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

forever.

Veterans and their families struggle with feelings of rootlessness and homelessness. We need reminders that God’s presence is our home, here and for eternity, wherever we are stationed or posted or sent. We need reminders that we are “rooted and established” in His love for us and that no government orders, wars or deaths can ever change that.

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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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PTSD Complexities and Awareness

PTSD Complexities and Awareness

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TRYING SOMETHING NEW

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
https://www.facebook.com/RYOT/videos/1241047579242204/?fref=nf

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Favorite Movie With Main Character With PTSD

p10878108_p_v8_abFavorite PTSD Hero

I really loved this movie because though the main character had PTSD
he was well disciplined and able to focus on priorities.

A must watch because you will see we function
very well and accomplish great things.

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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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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
Amazon

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