Complex PTSD triggers in the present that reminds us of the past. When a cue in our present environment reminds our brain of an event from the past, we move … Continue reading When the Past is in the Present
When the nervous system perceives the attack, the limbic system (containing the amygdala) within milliseconds plans to fight, flight, or freeze. The nervous system also has a role, but we … Continue reading PTSD and the Brain
PTSD is a Disorder
FACT Post Trauma is an injury not a disorder
PTSD is everywhere.
FACT There is a greater understanding and awareness about trauma now.
PTSD is untreatable
EMDR and Exposure therapies work
There is hope for those who have experienced multiple operational stress injuries. The hope is intensive EMDR treatment which gives each operational stress injury the attention the injury needs through reprocessing. EMDR follows a past present future protocol which for comprehensive treatment requires targeting and reprocessing past memories that are linked to the operational injury and then reprocessing the original injury and finally processing the future, a future that is goal orientated, free of negative beliefs and disturbing emotions.