Today, June 27, 2011, is the second annual PSTD Awareness day. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur after a traumatic event such as 911 or as a result of a distressing and persisting condition over a long period of time. I have listed a few references to blogs and websites I like.
- The Department of Veterans Affair’s National Center of PTSD is an obvious focus towards military with a lot of useful information
- Brighten the Path is a blog by a woman on her own path of recovery from childhood sexual abuse
- 1 in 6 is a written for men who were sexually abuse as children. Nice to hear a voice for men on this issue.
- Heal my PSTD has a broad focus for traumatic life experience and the process of healing. I like the most recent post, Thought of the Week: An Optimist Sees the Opportunity in Every Difficulty.
- The Mindful Self-Expressis written by my blog friend Melanie Greenburg, Ph. D. She also has a Face Book page by the same name, Mindful Self-Express.
- The WINGS Foundationis for men and women and their loved ones concerning childhood sexual abuse.
There is a great deal about PTSD and the treatment of the condition including EMDR (Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing) which I have been trained to perform. The other method of treatment I like to use for treating PTSD is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy– Training. Both treatment modalities are evidence- based therapies. What this means is they have met a set of criteria from scientific research showing the effectiveness of the therapy.
There is a bridge from the darkness of trauma to the vitality of thriving.
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