What is PTSD?

The more you know about how to answer the question "What is PTSD" the more you will discover how to heal.What is PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) at the very bottomline? Here’s my favorite answer, which is a paraphrase of an idea first introduced by Viktor Frankl, Holocaust survivor and the father of Logotherapy:

In essence PTSD is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation.

Posttraumatic stress disorder occurs from a moment that makes you feel so powerless that your brain, body, psyche and soul are deeply altered.

In the face of all of that, can you heal? Absolutely!

For everyone the response to trauma is intensely personal.

Still, the symptoms of PTSD response are very universal. What you experience today (no matter how “crazy” you feel or lonely or isolated) someone else has, will and is feeling the same exact way.

Understanding the basic elements of PTSD — and sharing that info with those around you so that they understand too — is one way to begin moving forward to your future and away from your past.

Recently, I was interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays radio. She asked about the truth of PTSD, how it affects us or a loved one, how PTSD happens and what we can do to heal.

The more you know about how to answer the question “What is PTSD” the more you will discover how to make the shift from powerless to powerFUL, which is the essence of PTSD recovery. Listen here for some ideas….



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