Learning to Live With PTSD
Jun 26, 2019
PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is something that affects many people. Often, when we hear PTSD we think of war veterans, and while war veterans are subject to PTSD, anyone who has experienced a terrifying or traumatic event could have PTSD. Therapy is a good place to start when it comes to PTSD. Through therapy, you will be able to work through your trauma in a way that is healing. You will also learn coping skills that will help you in your day to day activities. Therapy will help you understand how your mind works and how to rewire some of your traumatic thoughts into ones that are more helpful to you.
In therapy, you will learn coping skills to help when you are experiencing PTSD symptoms. Going to therapy will help you not only work through your trauma, but give you the skills you need to help you live a normal life. Coping skills might include more exercise, taking care of your body by eating healthier, getting enough rest, and taking the time to journal about your experiences. Taking the time to put these skills to practice will help you in your journey towards recovery.
Living with PTSD can be challenging, especially when there are flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety that seem out of your control. In therapy you will learn to control your reaction to these events. Just as it is with any illness, we are only in control of how we react to the illness. When we learn what reactions and coping skills best help us, the flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety won't seem as overwhelming as they have in the past. You will be able to live a life that is fulfilling, no matter what mental illness you may be facing.
Going to therapy will equip you with the tools you need to live with PTSD. You will work through your trauma in a way that will help you move forward from the past and live in the present. In therapy, you will also receive tools that will help you to cope with your PTSD and help you live a better life. PTSD may always be a part of your life, but it doesn't have to control your life. If you have any questions about how therapy is beneficial for someone with PTSD, please contact us.