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  • ~16/10/19
They always say when you start therapy you are going to feel worse before you get better and...
It's so true.
It takes a lot of courage and bravery to talk about the things you have learnt to bury and it's painful to feel them.
However, we have to feel the pain to heal. 💞
  • ~16/10/19
    They always say when you start therapy you are going to feel worse before you get better and...
    It's so true.
    It takes a lot of courage and bravery to talk about the things you have learnt to bury and it's painful to feel them.
    However, we have to feel the pain to heal. 💞
  • 911 22 16 October, 2019
  • Something about scars, I don’t mean just physical ones, but also PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Wanted this to be about hidden trauma that’s difficult for others to understand, either because the individual can’t explain or because other people don’t want to listen. Lyric is by @garbage .
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[image description: hand drawn illustration of a right arm with white skin and a blue sleeve with sparkly lilac stars holding a flag. The flag says “you should see my scars and try to comprehend that which you’ll never comprehend - garbage”. The background is purple with a galaxy. ] #ptsd #posttraumaticstressdisorder #selfharmrecovery #mentalhealthrecovery #garbage #bleedlikeme
  • Something about scars, I don’t mean just physical ones, but also PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Wanted this to be about hidden trauma that’s difficult for others to understand, either because the individual can’t explain or because other people don’t want to listen. Lyric is by @garbage .

    Does that make sense?





    [image description: hand drawn illustration of a right arm with white skin and a blue sleeve with sparkly lilac stars holding a flag. The flag says “you should see my scars and try to comprehend that which you’ll never comprehend - garbage”. The background is purple with a galaxy. ] #ptsd #posttraumaticstressdisorder #selfharmrecovery #mentalhealthrecovery #garbage #bleedlikeme
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  • Hi, I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.  For most of my adult life, I focused on being right, doing the proper things, knowing what to say.  I did my best to bury my ugly bits, because who would love me in my ugly?
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And then I started to come undone a year ago.  I immediately reached out for therapy.  I was trying to save myself, but unraveling more each day.  So I thought, let me reach out to my friends.
———————————- I have some amazing friends.  But one wasn’t so amazing when I told him about what happened to me.  I even asked him for support, since therapy taught me to ask for what I need.  He told me that he couldn’t.  I haven’t learned how to accept and respect his “no.” In my survivor’s arrogance, I thought he would understand and support me.  So I pushed.  He pushed back.
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I felt like I wasn’t good enough to be his friend.  Tears are rolling down my cheeks as I type this, because I discovered many things about myself, but one of the saddest things is that I never thought I was good enough for anything.  I am working on it.  Some days are easier than others. ——————————————
I was so focused on this one person, that I did not appreciate all the amazing friends I had.  The ones who called me, the ones who visited me, the beautiful soul who invited me to her beach house in FL, the text encouragement when I was anxious.  The people who understood that my trauma was driving my behavior, and by giving me compassion, showed me how to give myself compassion.  That I had a right to be needy.  That it was ok to make mistakes.  That I was fine just the way I am.  I’m not perfect, it’s ok not to be perfect.
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So this post resonated with me.  I blamed myself for the dissolution of our friendship.  But it was never about me.  It was about him, and something he could not give me.  It is a bittersweet lesson, something many survivors of sexual abuse learn.  It takes a long time to learn it, because healing is a process. ————————————————
📷@daniellkoepke #metoo #ptsd #childhoodsexualabuse #morethanasurvivor #loveyourself
  • Hi, I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. For most of my adult life, I focused on being right, doing the proper things, knowing what to say. I did my best to bury my ugly bits, because who would love me in my ugly?
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    And then I started to come undone a year ago. I immediately reached out for therapy. I was trying to save myself, but unraveling more each day. So I thought, let me reach out to my friends.
    ———————————- I have some amazing friends. But one wasn’t so amazing when I told him about what happened to me. I even asked him for support, since therapy taught me to ask for what I need. He told me that he couldn’t. I haven’t learned how to accept and respect his “no.” In my survivor’s arrogance, I thought he would understand and support me. So I pushed. He pushed back.
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    I felt like I wasn’t good enough to be his friend. Tears are rolling down my cheeks as I type this, because I discovered many things about myself, but one of the saddest things is that I never thought I was good enough for anything. I am working on it. Some days are easier than others. ——————————————
    I was so focused on this one person, that I did not appreciate all the amazing friends I had. The ones who called me, the ones who visited me, the beautiful soul who invited me to her beach house in FL, the text encouragement when I was anxious. The people who understood that my trauma was driving my behavior, and by giving me compassion, showed me how to give myself compassion. That I had a right to be needy. That it was ok to make mistakes. That I was fine just the way I am. I’m not perfect, it’s ok not to be perfect.
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    So this post resonated with me. I blamed myself for the dissolution of our friendship. But it was never about me. It was about him, and something he could not give me. It is a bittersweet lesson, something many survivors of sexual abuse learn. It takes a long time to learn it, because healing is a process. ————————————————
    📷@daniellkoepke #metoo #ptsd #childhoodsexualabuse #morethanasurvivor #loveyourself
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  • [̲̅t̲̅][̲̅r̲̅][̲̅a̲̅][̲̅p̲̅][̲̅p̲̅][̲̅e̲̅][̲̅d̲̅]! I can’t tell you how many times I have caged myself over the last 7 years. I’ve dealt with anxiety my whole life, but after my 2nd child things took a turn. I avoided social outings or if I did make it to them I was on edge or I’d start a fight with my husband because I was overly sensitive, felt rushed internally; I felt trapped into doing something I knew I needed to do, but didn’t want to do. After my 3rd I had postpartum depression which was a whole other beast to tame. When I needed friends the ones closest bailed. I never felt more trapped inside myself. 
Today is a NEW DAY though. I’m standing OᑌTᔕIᗪE the [̲̅c̲̅][̲̅a̲̅][̲̅g̲̅][̲̅e̲̅]! - Yes, I still have those crippling thoughts, but I have accepted myself for who I am & how God made me. - I have learned that in order to care for others I needed to care for me first AND that was not a selfish thing to do. - I found my confidence again due to ᔕEᒪᖴ ᑕᗩᖇE and found a natural supplement to help me battle what prescription meds weren’t able to control. 
If this resonates with YOᑌ know you’re not alone. I am here. I want to help you realize you are ᗯOᖇTᕼ self care and self love. You are not alone.  #mentalhealth #healthgoals #healthjourney #momlife #momof3 #workfromhomemomma #beYoutiful #therapy #loveyourself #longlife #healthyfamily #familyfirst #faith #collagen #wellness #fitby40 #fitforme #hellocurves #bekind #anxietymed #anxiety #anxietysux #ptsd #ptsdrelief #milso #marinewife #healthymom #ppd #thisiswhatpostpartumlookslike #postpartumdepression
  • [̲̅t̲̅][̲̅r̲̅][̲̅a̲̅][̲̅p̲̅][̲̅p̲̅][̲̅e̲̅][̲̅d̲̅]! I can’t tell you how many times I have caged myself over the last 7 years. I’ve dealt with anxiety my whole life, but after my 2nd child things took a turn. I avoided social outings or if I did make it to them I was on edge or I’d start a fight with my husband because I was overly sensitive, felt rushed internally; I felt trapped into doing something I knew I needed to do, but didn’t want to do. After my 3rd I had postpartum depression which was a whole other beast to tame. When I needed friends the ones closest bailed. I never felt more trapped inside myself.
    Today is a NEW DAY though. I’m standing OᑌTᔕIᗪE the [̲̅c̲̅][̲̅a̲̅][̲̅g̲̅][̲̅e̲̅]! - Yes, I still have those crippling thoughts, but I have accepted myself for who I am & how God made me. - I have learned that in order to care for others I needed to care for me first AND that was not a selfish thing to do. - I found my confidence again due to ᔕEᒪᖴ ᑕᗩᖇE and found a natural supplement to help me battle what prescription meds weren’t able to control.
    If this resonates with YOᑌ know you’re not alone. I am here. I want to help you realize you are ᗯOᖇTᕼ self care and self love. You are not alone. #mentalhealth #healthgoals #healthjourney #momlife #momof3 #workfromhomemomma #beYoutiful #therapy #loveyourself #longlife #healthyfamily #familyfirst #faith #collagen #wellness #fitby40 #fitforme #hellocurves #bekind #anxietymed #anxiety #anxietysux #ptsd #ptsdrelief #milso #marinewife #healthymom #ppd #thisiswhatpostpartumlookslike #postpartumdepression
  • 1 0 4 minutes ago
  • what is a special interest?
special interest is a colloquialism used to decribe the restrictive, repetitive interests of #actuallyautistic folx! autists tend to hyperfixate on interests in a very narrow and in depth way, often researching and becoming experts on their special interests! for me, my special interests are my best friends! i could spend hours just learning or talking about them, and i often turn to them for comfort! i have quite a few, but they include disney, gilmore girls, over the garden wall, architecture, eleanor & park, psychology, harry potter, and autumn and october holiday, as well as a few others! special interests are often used as a coping skill when an autistic person is stressed or otherwise having a difficult time. autists do not always choose their special interests, so its important to accept and understand special interests and be kind to autistic folx regardless of whether you like their special interests or not! 
be safe, friends, and talk about your special interests in the comments! 🍂
  • what is a special interest?
    special interest is a colloquialism used to decribe the restrictive, repetitive interests of #actuallyautistic folx! autists tend to hyperfixate on interests in a very narrow and in depth way, often researching and becoming experts on their special interests! for me, my special interests are my best friends! i could spend hours just learning or talking about them, and i often turn to them for comfort! i have quite a few, but they include disney, gilmore girls, over the garden wall, architecture, eleanor & park, psychology, harry potter, and autumn and october holiday, as well as a few others! special interests are often used as a coping skill when an autistic person is stressed or otherwise having a difficult time. autists do not always choose their special interests, so its important to accept and understand special interests and be kind to autistic folx regardless of whether you like their special interests or not!
    be safe, friends, and talk about your special interests in the comments! 🍂
  • 2 2 9 minutes ago
  • || PERSPECTIVE ||
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When our ways of thinking are locked into a certain format we see everything around us - events, our relationships, and other's intentions - through that lens. We subconsciously bring up old hurts and impose them on top of current situations, effectively changing that reality, often for the worse. .
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In many ways we create our own reality. Think on that for a minute.
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Through meditation you can begin to shift your perspective, to bring about a sense of calm that can flow into every element of your life. Max Meditation is a system of guided meditation sessions that fuse traditional techniques with modern day neuro linguistic programming to truly help create deeper peace and relaxation. It can help break cycles of negative thought processes, stress and anxiety, and PTSD, helping you create a different reality for yourself.
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Join me on Thursdays at 7pm at Five Doors Health and Wellness in Central Square and learn how to create your own, positive reality.
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#meditation #calm #perspective #shiftyourconsciousness #shiftyourmindset #shiftyourperspective #peace #stress #nostress #anxiety #ptsd #ptsdrecovery #changeyourlife #changeyourreality #recovery #centralsquare #centralsquarecambridge #bostonmeditation #bostonhealing #boston
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    When our ways of thinking are locked into a certain format we see everything around us - events, our relationships, and other's intentions - through that lens. We subconsciously bring up old hurts and impose them on top of current situations, effectively changing that reality, often for the worse. .
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    In many ways we create our own reality. Think on that for a minute.
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    Through meditation you can begin to shift your perspective, to bring about a sense of calm that can flow into every element of your life. Max Meditation is a system of guided meditation sessions that fuse traditional techniques with modern day neuro linguistic programming to truly help create deeper peace and relaxation. It can help break cycles of negative thought processes, stress and anxiety, and PTSD, helping you create a different reality for yourself.
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    Join me on Thursdays at 7pm at Five Doors Health and Wellness in Central Square and learn how to create your own, positive reality.
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    #meditation #calm #perspective #shiftyourconsciousness #shiftyourmindset #shiftyourperspective #peace #stress #nostress #anxiety #ptsd #ptsdrecovery #changeyourlife #changeyourreality #recovery #centralsquare #centralsquarecambridge #bostonmeditation #bostonhealing #boston
  • 2 0 10 minutes ago
  • This might seem like a random picture to post on an instagram account⁣ promoting Plant Based Nutrition & Health Coaching, but I promise you,⁣⁣⁣⁣
it’s as relevant as it gets.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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This photo was taken of me about 10 years ago, a few months after a long stay in hospital,⁣⁣⁣⁣
12 blood transfusions, 6 immunoglobulin transfusions and very high ⁣doses of prednisone. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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The producers of the show (Blue Light Burlesque) that I had been performing in regularly at the time, ⁣came to visit me almost every single day that I was there fighting for my life, and ⁣I will never forget that.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Recovery was an incredibly trying and exhausting process, but as difficult as it was⁣ on my body, it did almost as big a number on my mind. My mental health, that is.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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As a result, I definitely suffered some form of PTSD and developed a sometimes ⁣crippling anxiety disorder, as facing one’s mortality tends to do.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Yet still, with my fatigue and my fears weighing heavily on my, my will to live, and I mean⁣ truly live, not just for myself, but for my 3 beautiful daughters, was stronger.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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The founder of the troupe, Cléo asked me and checked in with me repeatedly, ⁣⁣⁣⁣
“Are you sure you’re ready to get back on stage? Are you sure you have the energy?”⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Looking back, it was probably too soon, but it was the only thing that made me feel like something⁣⁣⁣⁣
other than a sick person. It was the only thing I felt I had control of.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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After the show, I felt so proud of myself.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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When I saw the photos and video footage, I was horrified. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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I didn’t recognize myself, or my big round shiny face. When I looked at this photo⁣ I felt embarrassed that I got up on stage like that, for all my friends and fans to ⁣⁣⁣⁣see.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Now when I look at this picture, I feel so grateful to be alive, and I feel so proud⁣⁣⁣⁣ of the big round shiny face that was brave enough not to let her illness kick her ass⁣⁣⁣⁣ into submission. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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This picture is no longer a picture of me, when I was sick.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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This picture is of a woman and her strength, her determination, and her will to live, and I mean⁣⁣⁣⁣ truly live.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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  • This might seem like a random picture to post on an instagram account⁣ promoting Plant Based Nutrition & Health Coaching, but I promise you,⁣⁣⁣⁣
    it’s as relevant as it gets.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    This photo was taken of me about 10 years ago, a few months after a long stay in hospital,⁣⁣⁣⁣
    12 blood transfusions, 6 immunoglobulin transfusions and very high ⁣doses of prednisone. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣⁣⁣
    The producers of the show (Blue Light Burlesque) that I had been performing in regularly at the time, ⁣came to visit me almost every single day that I was there fighting for my life, and ⁣I will never forget that.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    Recovery was an incredibly trying and exhausting process, but as difficult as it was⁣ on my body, it did almost as big a number on my mind. My mental health, that is.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    As a result, I definitely suffered some form of PTSD and developed a sometimes ⁣crippling anxiety disorder, as facing one’s mortality tends to do.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    Yet still, with my fatigue and my fears weighing heavily on my, my will to live, and I mean⁣ truly live, not just for myself, but for my 3 beautiful daughters, was stronger.⁣⁣⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣⁣⁣
    The founder of the troupe, Cléo asked me and checked in with me repeatedly, ⁣⁣⁣⁣
    “Are you sure you’re ready to get back on stage? Are you sure you have the energy?”⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    Looking back, it was probably too soon, but it was the only thing that made me feel like something⁣⁣⁣⁣
    other than a sick person. It was the only thing I felt I had control of.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    After the show, I felt so proud of myself.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    When I saw the photos and video footage, I was horrified. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    I didn’t recognize myself, or my big round shiny face. When I looked at this photo⁣ I felt embarrassed that I got up on stage like that, for all my friends and fans to ⁣⁣⁣⁣see.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    Now when I look at this picture, I feel so grateful to be alive, and I feel so proud⁣⁣⁣⁣ of the big round shiny face that was brave enough not to let her illness kick her ass⁣⁣⁣⁣ into submission. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    This picture is no longer a picture of me, when I was sick.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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    This picture is of a woman and her strength, her determination, and her will to live, and I mean⁣⁣⁣⁣ truly live.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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  • 1 1 10 minutes ago
  • I'm not even a 1/8 done.. I've been trying my best not to go into a full flashback by walking around and keep splashing myself and stuff and doing some of this animation, it's take  3 hours I'm not even 1/8th dine on This short af scene but ya

#gachamation #gacha #animation #ptsd yada yada whatever has tags dont help lol I'm probably shadowbanned
  • I'm not even a 1/8 done.. I've been trying my best not to go into a full flashback by walking around and keep splashing myself and stuff and doing some of this animation, it's take 3 hours I'm not even 1/8th dine on This short af scene but ya

    #gachamation #gacha #animation #ptsd yada yada whatever has tags dont help lol I'm probably shadowbanned
  • 2 0 10 minutes ago
  • Research out of Louisiana State University found that blueberries were able to lower PTSD symptoms in a study on rats.
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How it works?
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• Serotonin is a neurotransmitter thought to regulate anxiety, happiness, and mood.
• Blueberries can help in increasing levels of serotonin in the brain.
• Low levels of Serotonin are associated with depression.
• Increasing levels of Serotonin by consuming blueberries is thought to play a role in correcting the imbalance of Serotonin found in PTSD. .
(Image credit @theswedishcountrysidehome )
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https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0160923
  • Research out of Louisiana State University found that blueberries were able to lower PTSD symptoms in a study on rats.
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    How it works?
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    • Serotonin is a neurotransmitter thought to regulate anxiety, happiness, and mood.
    • Blueberries can help in increasing levels of serotonin in the brain.
    • Low levels of Serotonin are associated with depression.
    • Increasing levels of Serotonin by consuming blueberries is thought to play a role in correcting the imbalance of Serotonin found in PTSD. .
    (Image credit @theswedishcountrysidehome )
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    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0160923
  • 0 1 10 minutes ago
  • don’t be a ⬛️.
  • don’t be a ⬛️.
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  • “Special Ops Warrior Foundation Push-ups”

Day 1️⃣0️⃣9️⃣4️⃣ The battle continues to raise awareness to eliminate veteran suicide. 
Together we can make a Real Difference. Please join the 22 EVERYDAY Push Up Challenge.

Thank you! 😊🇺🇸 #22forthevets #mr22  #22 #preventsuicide #ptsd
  • “Special Ops Warrior Foundation Push-ups”

    Day 1️⃣0️⃣9️⃣4️⃣ The battle continues to raise awareness to eliminate veteran suicide.
    Together we can make a Real Difference. Please join the 22 EVERYDAY Push Up Challenge.

    Thank you! 😊🇺🇸 #22forthevets #mr22 #22 #preventsuicide #ptsd
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  • Thanks @jevonperra for your support and review!
  • Thanks @jevonperra for your support and review!
  • 9 2 18 minutes ago
  • Our mission is to save Veterans lives. We believe in what we are doing that we offer our services for free.  For our men and women Veterans who are suffering with PTSD or service related injures. They had our six, it’s time for us to give them ours. What we do is very important to us. Carlos the trainer suffers from PTSD and TBI. Someone help save his life with a service dog. Scout saved his life. We know the benefits of having a service dog and want to help those who are ready for a change. If you live in the SAN ANTONIO AREA and want to change your life around give us a call or a message.  #southtexasservicedogs #veterans #military #Ptsd #tbi #marines #army #navy #airforce #coastguard #servicedogsofinstagram #savinglives #wevegotyoursix #pawsfor22foundation
  • Our mission is to save Veterans lives. We believe in what we are doing that we offer our services for free. For our men and women Veterans who are suffering with PTSD or service related injures. They had our six, it’s time for us to give them ours. What we do is very important to us. Carlos the trainer suffers from PTSD and TBI. Someone help save his life with a service dog. Scout saved his life. We know the benefits of having a service dog and want to help those who are ready for a change. If you live in the SAN ANTONIO AREA and want to change your life around give us a call or a message. #southtexasservicedogs #veterans #military #Ptsd #tbi #marines #army #navy #airforce #coastguard #servicedogsofinstagram #savinglives #wevegotyoursix #pawsfor22foundation
  • 5 0 20 minutes ago
  • Our mission is to save Veterans lives. We believe in what we are doing that we offer our services for free.  For our men and women Veterans who are suffering with PTSD or service related injures. They had our six, it’s time for us to give them ours. What we do is very important to us. Carlos the trainer suffers from PTSD and TBI. Someone help save his life with a service dog. Scout saved his life. We know the benefits of having a service dog and want to help those who are ready for a change. If you live in the SAN ANTONIO AREA and want to change your life around give us a call or a message.  #southtexasservicedogs #veterans #military #Ptsd #tbi #marines #army #navy #airforce #coastguard #servicedogsofinstagram #savinglives #wevegotyoursix #pawsfor22foundation
  • Our mission is to save Veterans lives. We believe in what we are doing that we offer our services for free. For our men and women Veterans who are suffering with PTSD or service related injures. They had our six, it’s time for us to give them ours. What we do is very important to us. Carlos the trainer suffers from PTSD and TBI. Someone help save his life with a service dog. Scout saved his life. We know the benefits of having a service dog and want to help those who are ready for a change. If you live in the SAN ANTONIO AREA and want to change your life around give us a call or a message. #southtexasservicedogs #veterans #military #Ptsd #tbi #marines #army #navy #airforce #coastguard #servicedogsofinstagram #savinglives #wevegotyoursix #pawsfor22foundation
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  • A natural alternative to healing from past trauma... 🌿⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We all know that trauma is often the root cause of conditions like depression, anxiety and PTSD, right?⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But instead of acknowledging this reality, traditional medicine tends to address the symptoms rather than the trauma itself. ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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With the holistic treatment of trauma, however, symptoms like depression, anxiety and PTSD 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Treatment of PTSD and trauma-related mental illness largely focuses on treating the mind with therapy and the body with medication. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡. 🤷🏽⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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A holistic and natural approach that addresses the 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝, 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲, 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 is necessary to tap into the higher brain functions that determine our deepest emotions and well-being.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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That's why I'm HUGE advocate for holistic healing! 🌿⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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👉🏽 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐢𝐨 to discover how women just like you are 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 healing from their mental and emotional pain caused by past trauma and are 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 living a life free of trauma-related symptoms such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.⁣
  • A natural alternative to healing from past trauma... 🌿⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    We all know that trauma is often the root cause of conditions like depression, anxiety and PTSD, right?⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    But instead of acknowledging this reality, traditional medicine tends to address the symptoms rather than the trauma itself. ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    With the holistic treatment of trauma, however, symptoms like depression, anxiety and PTSD 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    Treatment of PTSD and trauma-related mental illness largely focuses on treating the mind with therapy and the body with medication. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡. 🤷🏽⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    A holistic and natural approach that addresses the 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝, 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲, 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 is necessary to tap into the higher brain functions that determine our deepest emotions and well-being.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    That's why I'm HUGE advocate for holistic healing! 🌿⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    👉🏽 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐢𝐨 to discover how women just like you are 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 healing from their mental and emotional pain caused by past trauma and are 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 living a life free of trauma-related symptoms such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.⁣
  • 1 1 24 minutes ago
  • Growing up with severe depression I've always thought about what the purpose of my life was. I still have those days...but I'm getting better. With the help of my love (@graphiiiix ) he reminds me that I am loved, that I am beautiful, and the purpose of me being here is to love him, and be here for Kate (my niece). I believe him I just wish i could see her more. 
Growing up with what happened when I was 17 still completely bothers me. This morning I woke up thinking to myself why did it happen? Is it my fault it happened? Why is he trying to find me? Depression for me seems like it'll never go away but with the love I have for my husband and love like a mother to Katelyn I'll always be happy in my heart. And I'll always be so thankful for my life and the both of them. Life is so fragile and alot of us take that for granted. -
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#drepression #metoo #rapesurvivor #ptsd #socialphobia #developmentallydelayed #ineedlove
  • Growing up with severe depression I've always thought about what the purpose of my life was. I still have those days...but I'm getting better. With the help of my love (@graphiiiix ) he reminds me that I am loved, that I am beautiful, and the purpose of me being here is to love him, and be here for Kate (my niece). I believe him I just wish i could see her more.
    Growing up with what happened when I was 17 still completely bothers me. This morning I woke up thinking to myself why did it happen? Is it my fault it happened? Why is he trying to find me? Depression for me seems like it'll never go away but with the love I have for my husband and love like a mother to Katelyn I'll always be happy in my heart. And I'll always be so thankful for my life and the both of them. Life is so fragile and alot of us take that for granted. -
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    #drepression #metoo #rapesurvivor #ptsd #socialphobia #developmentallydelayed #ineedlove
  • 1 0 24 minutes ago
  • Yesterday I was able to tour K9s For Veterans Nfp facility.  This wonderful organization run by Mike Tellerino who is also a veteran gifts service dogs to veterans.  Because of the circumstances surrounding my sons death and the trauma that many veterans deal with from combat coupled with Isaiah’s love of dogs, I felt compelled to donate to this wonderful organization.  Thank you Mike and K9s for Veterans for all that you do!  K9s for Veterans mission is to help veterans with post traumatic stress disorder transition back to civilian life once their military service has ended with the help of trained service dogs. We are committed to educating the public about the plight of veterans with PTSD and streamlining the process for them to get service dogs, so they get the help they need... Before it’s too late. #ptsd #ptsdawareness #k9sforveterans #michaelisaiahnance
  • Yesterday I was able to tour K9s For Veterans Nfp facility. This wonderful organization run by Mike Tellerino who is also a veteran gifts service dogs to veterans. Because of the circumstances surrounding my sons death and the trauma that many veterans deal with from combat coupled with Isaiah’s love of dogs, I felt compelled to donate to this wonderful organization. Thank you Mike and K9s for Veterans for all that you do! K9s for Veterans mission is to help veterans with post traumatic stress disorder transition back to civilian life once their military service has ended with the help of trained service dogs. We are committed to educating the public about the plight of veterans with PTSD and streamlining the process for them to get service dogs, so they get the help they need... Before it’s too late. #ptsd #ptsdawareness #k9sforveterans #michaelisaiahnance
  • 4 1 25 minutes ago
  • Smoking was "one of my oldest, dearest friends," she said of her habit. "To not have that relationship was very, very scary." 🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬We all have a vice or 3. Be it anger, sadness, pills, booze or biting fingernails down to a nub, what works to relive this marriage can be very difficult to navigate. It’s time we all become more flexible and judgement free about possibilities for hope and healing. You never know what will set you free. 🦄🌈
  • Smoking was "one of my oldest, dearest friends," she said of her habit. "To not have that relationship was very, very scary." 🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬We all have a vice or 3. Be it anger, sadness, pills, booze or biting fingernails down to a nub, what works to relive this marriage can be very difficult to navigate. It’s time we all become more flexible and judgement free about possibilities for hope and healing. You never know what will set you free. 🦄🌈
  • 7 2 28 minutes ago
  • Did someone order some rain with today’s training?

Know your purpose for starting and a little rain will be nothing more than a mild inconvenience. 
If you are interested in taking control of your symptoms of PTSD but are unsure where to start, take a look at our 4-week challenge, connect with one of our partners, or join the virtual community on Facebook. 
4-Wk Challenge: https://www.operationrsf.org/4-week-challenge

OperatIon RSF VIRTUAL community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/operationrsf
  • Did someone order some rain with today’s training?

    Know your purpose for starting and a little rain will be nothing more than a mild inconvenience.
    If you are interested in taking control of your symptoms of PTSD but are unsure where to start, take a look at our 4-week challenge, connect with one of our partners, or join the virtual community on Facebook.
    4-Wk Challenge: https://www.operationrsf.org/4-week-challenge

    OperatIon RSF VIRTUAL community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/operationrsf
  • 11 1 29 minutes ago
  • Mental health awareness is bigger than just one day. We should continue to educate year round and advocate to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
  • Mental health awareness is bigger than just one day. We should continue to educate year round and advocate to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
  • 8 2 31 minutes ago
  • Always high and half asleep. Until 2am hits. Then I'm wide awake and full of thoughts and gusto. And youtube videos. There are a looooot of youtube videos.

Photos forever from @sfmoe.
  • Always high and half asleep. Until 2am hits. Then I'm wide awake and full of thoughts and gusto. And youtube videos. There are a looooot of youtube videos.

    Photos forever from @sfmoe.
  • 50 7 31 minutes ago
  • ANXIETY doesn’t always look like being in fetal position and rocking back and forth. ⛔️ Sometimes it’s avoiding people
⛔️ Sometimes it’s isolation
⛔️ Sometimes it’s manic thinking
⛔️ Sometimes unable to even get out of bed
⛔️ Sometimes it’s bursts of anger

It comes in many forms we need to recognize in us, without outside influences 🙏🏽 I got nutrition back in my body after the pressure of #lupus #fibromyalgia #ptsd #depression and #medication coupled with being overweight and having to much body fat and barely eating tried to take me out. I got all of my mental health together, and I incorporated real nutrition. That’s the basis of my program. That’s the science behind healing not just what’s in the mirror but the inside- what truly matters. 
I appreciate all the kind words. I appreciate the encouragement to keep encouraging others! I love helping people rediscover their health, their mental wellness, their physical strength, their financial freedom, and spiritual being. With how busy I am and I know many others are, this online community is sometimes closer to me then my own family!

I want to continue to use my platform to bring us together when we face our darkest days 💕
  • ANXIETY doesn’t always look like being in fetal position and rocking back and forth. ⛔️ Sometimes it’s avoiding people
    ⛔️ Sometimes it’s isolation
    ⛔️ Sometimes it’s manic thinking
    ⛔️ Sometimes unable to even get out of bed
    ⛔️ Sometimes it’s bursts of anger

    It comes in many forms we need to recognize in us, without outside influences 🙏🏽 I got nutrition back in my body after the pressure of #lupus #fibromyalgia #ptsd #depression and #medication coupled with being overweight and having to much body fat and barely eating tried to take me out. I got all of my mental health together, and I incorporated real nutrition. That’s the basis of my program. That’s the science behind healing not just what’s in the mirror but the inside- what truly matters.
    I appreciate all the kind words. I appreciate the encouragement to keep encouraging others! I love helping people rediscover their health, their mental wellness, their physical strength, their financial freedom, and spiritual being. With how busy I am and I know many others are, this online community is sometimes closer to me then my own family!

    I want to continue to use my platform to bring us together when we face our darkest days 💕
  • 74 3 31 minutes ago
  • Taking action of some kind can be a powerful antidote to depression. If you're depressed and your daily routine and obligations feel impossible, think about those actions that might either help you conserve energy (such as getting into bed at night when you're tired, rather than staying up late taking in blue light from a screen) or will help clear some mental space and bolster your sense of productivity (opening your mail, finally returning something you've been meaning to take back for a while). ⁣
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No, self-care alone isn't a substitute for treatment and other healing modalities, nor can it upend systemic forces of oppression that contribute to your suffering, but if it can help manage your mood symptoms slightly, even briefly, it might be worth giving it a shot. ⁣
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What I've listed here or what works for someone else might not work for you. I'd love to hear what is your go-to, most basic form of self-care, or something you can commit to trying?
  • Taking action of some kind can be a powerful antidote to depression. If you're depressed and your daily routine and obligations feel impossible, think about those actions that might either help you conserve energy (such as getting into bed at night when you're tired, rather than staying up late taking in blue light from a screen) or will help clear some mental space and bolster your sense of productivity (opening your mail, finally returning something you've been meaning to take back for a while). ⁣

    No, self-care alone isn't a substitute for treatment and other healing modalities, nor can it upend systemic forces of oppression that contribute to your suffering, but if it can help manage your mood symptoms slightly, even briefly, it might be worth giving it a shot. ⁣

    What I've listed here or what works for someone else might not work for you. I'd love to hear what is your go-to, most basic form of self-care, or something you can commit to trying?
  • 113 4 33 minutes ago
  • We want to hear from you! What brings your back to yourself when things feel chaotic and tense? Art? Yoga? A warm cup of coffee? Time with friends? Share with us in the comments below ✨
  • We want to hear from you! What brings your back to yourself when things feel chaotic and tense? Art? Yoga? A warm cup of coffee? Time with friends? Share with us in the comments below ✨
  • 6 1 35 minutes ago
  • If you’re enduring the process of breaking free from entanglement, codependency or old karmic stories & you are on, or about to begin your menstrual cycle? Then you do not know how lucky you are.

Spirit is currently working with you & aiding you to release the pent up energies that have kept you bound to old timelines & karmic narratives.
Allow yourself to release intentionally with this cycle.

I’ve mentioned before that our period is a time for us to gain closer understanding of what wishes to leave us this time round. What spills, as our blood does.
There’s extra energy behind moving these things out & these realisations into place as our body purifies us of toxicity, of the unnecessary.

You were especially emotional at this time for a reason. PMS let the last of your tears/fears of this situation out. -SeekCindy (Oh & how ironic, the artist who painted this picture named it ‘ascension’).
Artist - Steve Goad

#empath
#awakening
#rebirth
#energy
#healing
#healer
#esoteric
#mystic
#life
#poetry
#writer
#writing
#Divinefeminine
#ptsd
#poems
#poet
#narcissist
#childhood
#psychology
#consciousness
#society
#culture
#sociology
#art
  • If you’re enduring the process of breaking free from entanglement, codependency or old karmic stories & you are on, or about to begin your menstrual cycle? Then you do not know how lucky you are.

    Spirit is currently working with you & aiding you to release the pent up energies that have kept you bound to old timelines & karmic narratives.
    Allow yourself to release intentionally with this cycle.

    I’ve mentioned before that our period is a time for us to gain closer understanding of what wishes to leave us this time round. What spills, as our blood does.
    There’s extra energy behind moving these things out & these realisations into place as our body purifies us of toxicity, of the unnecessary.

    You were especially emotional at this time for a reason. PMS let the last of your tears/fears of this situation out. -SeekCindy (Oh & how ironic, the artist who painted this picture named it ‘ascension’).
    Artist - Steve Goad

    #empath
    #awakening
    #rebirth
    #energy
    #healing
    #healer
    #esoteric
    #mystic
    #life
    #poetry
    #writer
    #writing
    #Divinefeminine
    #ptsd
    #poems
    #poet
    #narcissist
    #childhood
    #psychology
    #consciousness
    #society
    #culture
    #sociology
    #art
  • 53 6 40 minutes ago
  • Feeling better today than I have in years. I am on 2 new meds Propranolol and Trazodone,  I feel so calm I forgot what it feels like to not be anxious, I also hadn't slept a full night since I was 18... last night I slept. It's amazing how stress, trauma, abuse, and mental illness can really control your life. Every day I am feeling more me again.
  • Feeling better today than I have in years. I am on 2 new meds Propranolol and Trazodone, I feel so calm I forgot what it feels like to not be anxious, I also hadn't slept a full night since I was 18... last night I slept. It's amazing how stress, trauma, abuse, and mental illness can really control your life. Every day I am feeling more me again.
  • 9 6 44 minutes ago
  • Welcome in a new mindset when it comes to your relationships. “You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it” -Dr Wayne Dyer
  • Welcome in a new mindset when it comes to your relationships. “You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it” -Dr Wayne Dyer
  • 2 1 5 hours ago
  • Today, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day. 
This is me; Ella. I'm 25 years old. I'm a Christian. I'm engaged to the love of my life who also happens to be my best friend. I studied to be an art therapist and I recently started my first job as a therapist. I love to spend time with my family and friends, I love to travel and learn more about other places, cultures and histories. I love to sing, to paint, to write and to make things. I love to play games and play football. I love our cats and animals in general and want to pet them all. I love to tell lame jokes and tell funny stories that no one will understand because I'm laughing too hard throughout the telling. I love going out and go places but I'm also quite content snuggling under a blanket and watching Netflix and, of course, Disney+. I'm a huge potterhead and love me some Lord of the Rings. I love pumpkin spice, butterbeer, pepernoten, Turkish delight, red velvet cheesecake and lots of other way to sweet things. I love curling up with a good book and right now I'm hooked on fiction mixed with psychology. I'm a big fan of candles that smell like autumn, like apples and cinnamon and everything. I'm introverted and by times  extraverted, I'm shy with a chance of being very chatty, I don't watch horror movies because my fantasy is too lively but I'll read the plots on Wikipedia, and I'm always interested in people and things and just curious in general. I'm a lot.

Oh yeah, also; I've battled an eating disorder for years, I've suffered from depressy, I've been diagnosed with a generalized anxiety disorder and I've been struggling with PTSD for six years now. 
But that does not define me.

I am kind, I am strong, I am good.
I love, I learn, I dream, I grow. 
I am more than my label.

I am open. 
I'm open about mental health. It's important. People should know they aren't alone. That it's not weird. That you're not crazy. It's okay, and it will get better. It will ❤️ I promise.

Love, Ella 🌸

You can share you're story using the hashtag and by drawing an O on your hand or picture.

#IkBenOpen
#MentalHealth
#WorldMentalHealthDay
  • Today, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day.
    This is me; Ella. I'm 25 years old. I'm a Christian. I'm engaged to the love of my life who also happens to be my best friend. I studied to be an art therapist and I recently started my first job as a therapist. I love to spend time with my family and friends, I love to travel and learn more about other places, cultures and histories. I love to sing, to paint, to write and to make things. I love to play games and play football. I love our cats and animals in general and want to pet them all. I love to tell lame jokes and tell funny stories that no one will understand because I'm laughing too hard throughout the telling. I love going out and go places but I'm also quite content snuggling under a blanket and watching Netflix and, of course, Disney+. I'm a huge potterhead and love me some Lord of the Rings. I love pumpkin spice, butterbeer, pepernoten, Turkish delight, red velvet cheesecake and lots of other way to sweet things. I love curling up with a good book and right now I'm hooked on fiction mixed with psychology. I'm a big fan of candles that smell like autumn, like apples and cinnamon and everything. I'm introverted and by times extraverted, I'm shy with a chance of being very chatty, I don't watch horror movies because my fantasy is too lively but I'll read the plots on Wikipedia, and I'm always interested in people and things and just curious in general. I'm a lot.

    Oh yeah, also; I've battled an eating disorder for years, I've suffered from depressy, I've been diagnosed with a generalized anxiety disorder and I've been struggling with PTSD for six years now.
    But that does not define me.

    I am kind, I am strong, I am good.
    I love, I learn, I dream, I grow.
    I am more than my label.

    I am open.
    I'm open about mental health. It's important. People should know they aren't alone. That it's not weird. That you're not crazy. It's okay, and it will get better. It will ❤️ I promise.

    Love, Ella 🌸

    You can share you're story using the hashtag and by drawing an O on your hand or picture.

    #IkBenOpen
    #MentalHealth
    #WorldMentalHealthDay
  • 20 1 10 October, 2019