Topic: RE: traumatic medical stuff
The only way I know how to deal with my PTSD is talking about it, sometimes over and over, and feeling the feelings associated with it with someone who understands and is supportive. I have gone through cases of kleenex, pounded pillows, and experienced through the profound fear. On the other side is release and relief.
I need the experiential types of therapy in addition to the dialectical behavioral- just talking helps but hasn't been sufficient for me.
Massage and other forms of body work have been so helpful with teaching me healthy, healing touch.
Meditation has been essential in teaching me to calm and center myself.
Exercise gets my endorphins going, and I feel better.
Time doesn't always heal- I think the emotions just go underground.
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly."
"Support fosters your growth. If you are getting enough of the right support, you will experience a major transformation in yourself. You will discover a sense of empowerment and peace you have never before experienced. You will come to believe you can overcome your challenges and find some joy in this world." Katie Jay