Welcome to Sips of Sanity for the month of July! Karen and Kelly are discussing a very important topic that is affecting our entire planet in many different ways and that is PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The intention for this mini series is to draw greater awareness not just to the effects of PTSD, but to the process itself so that individuals are better able to identify those events in their lives that generate the unwanted physiological and emotional responses PTSD is responsible for. This process is what allows people to care for themselves properly and seek the proper help from qualified professionals.
Episode one simply sets the stage to define PTSD in the most general sense of the acronym to help lead listeners in to subsequent shows that will illustrate specific examples of existing (and often repetitive) traumatic events in their lives. The episode essentially lays out the format the ladies will be covering in episodes 2 through 5, which is to talk about the specific triggers that keep victims of PTSD stuck in their cycles or patterns of reliving the event and the responses, hindering them from fully living in the present or feeling hopeful for their future. They also briefly discuss how each one of their intuitive gifts or modalities provides different kinds of healing to those suffering with the PTSD.
Based on a non-linear idea that our behaviours are preceded by emotion, our emotion by events and thoughts and that those thoughts and events can affect and be affected by a fundamental belief system (see illustration below), Karen and Kelly are simply and slowly dissecting this process so that listeners can identify themselves as this process relates to them and begin to choose how they move forward in their own journey of healing.
If you have questions or comments about today’s show you can email Karen and Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!