Like many of you, I woke up Monday morning, turned on the TV and immediately began feeling the symptoms of being triggered. I felt the familiar veil of cold sweat on my forehead and the back of my neck. I was hungry but I did not feel like eating. But the most pervasive symptom has stayed with me for the last 48 hours.
I rarely comment on online articles that contain inaccurate information. However, the article this morning that popped up in my RSS feed prompted me to get out my "poison pen" and educate the author on PTSD.
I yelled at him again, then I caught a quick glimpse of something moving in the grass. I stepped outside to investigate and saw a huge snake. It was 1/2 the length of the lawn. I grabbed the male dog by the collar and just caught the puppy as she bounded toward the snake.
I am suffering in trauma treatment because I chose life. I can always change my mind later. But I’m here, suffering because I chose life. I died that night, you see. Hell has such terrible dreams!
Treatment trauma? Seriously? Sounds like an oxymoron, right? As a trauma survivor, don't we all strive to heal from our trauma? We know we can't do this on our own, so treatment often appears to be the best option. I chose to enter a treatment program last spring because I was mentally and physically ill.... Continue Reading →
Thirty-four people had looked at my page. I was pretty sure that these people were friends and family that I had connected with, and most of them were, but there was this one name that popped out at me.
If you are a Trauma Llama suffering from anxiety, or just stressed out, you have experienced the feeling of being stuck. Your mind is spinning. You are "shoulding" on yourself, and no matter how much support you get from friends and family, you cannot move 1/2 inch toward doing something productive. Being stuck sucks! It... Continue Reading →
To be the targeted parent of “parental alienation” (AB-PA) is traumatic. The type of trauma is called “Complex Trauma,” and the form of complex trauma is called “traumatic grief.” To the targeted parents, I am a clinical psychologist. What you are experiencing is a form of Complex Trauma called “traumatic grief.” Wikipedia: Complex Post-Traumatic Stress […]... Continue Reading →
Last weekend my amazingly beautiful, and intelligent niece, got married. My son, and original BTL, asked his girlfriend to move in with him, and my BTL (and partner on this site) is contemplating having her boyfriend move in with her. The one thing they have in common? They are all in their twenties. Oh, young love...so innocent, fraught... Continue Reading →