PTSD – External Resources

External Resources to help with PTSD

 

Exercise = Empowerment.

30 mins daily without stopping walking~ running~ biking~ swimmimg.

 

If you abuse substances or alcohol consider reducing and then stopping all together if you want to continue on with trauma therapy.

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Pets

They ground you.
Spend time with your pet.

Eating regular meals, at least 3 that include fresh food veggies and fruits. Reduce all boxed items and reduce junk food. Treats are fine once in a while.

Sleep
Go to bed at the same time daily
Get up at the same time daily
Don’t over sleep. Don’t under sleep. 6 to 8 hours is considered normal.
Consider Dual Awareness for nightmares.
Get electronics out of the bedroom. They keep you awake.
Phones should be turned to airplane mode

Totems
Crystal’s/stones/ peicies of earth/wood. These keep us grounded and are excellent for dual awareness exercises.

12 step program.

 

Sponsor

Friends in recovery from a 12 step program.

Friends who reciprocate nurturing relationship.

Family members who support and love you.

 

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