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.
Having already touched on military experience and relationships, episode four speaks specifically to physical events that can cause an individual PTSD. Examples given are that of rape, car accidents (or events involving a harming of the body) as well as repetitive social exposure such as watching or being addicted to the news. PTSD symptoms can vary, but essentially they all have one thing in common and that is the fragmentation of the soul when these traumatic events occur.
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, 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!