Healing PTSD has three parts

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Three parts: The biological, fight or flight mechanism (adrenal stress response). This represents the high anxiety, our uncontrollable fear.

The cognitive part, the symptoms, the therapies to calm and integrate to the present moment.

Third, the spiritual, emotional, or heart part. There is more communication coming from the heart to the brain than the mind to the brain.

For me, I have calmed the fight or flight mechanism, gained some healing with therapy but lag way behind opening my heart.

Meditation has helped open my heart, it feels like a clenched fist.

Childhood abuse never permits us to open our hearts, to risk, we are consumed with avoiding pain and survival.

We do not know what feeling secure, worthy, loved feels like, we have far too much risk with normal life.

People who take enormous risks, like climbing rock faces without ropes, base jumping, tackling Mount Everest, amaze me.

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Do any of you, take risks like this? What is the riskiest thing you do?

How much danger do you embrace?

What is your relationship with fear?

How often do you feel safe? Secure? Worthy?

What has helped?

https://www.heartmath.org/research/science-of-the-heart/heart-brain-communication/#

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sara on January 27, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    I can really relate to that clenched fist feeling from the heart.

  2. Yea me too

  3. Posted by rudid96 on January 30, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    There are times I feel safe. Mostly when I’m alone experiencing nature or with animals. When out with people, there’s always that watchful, gatekeeper present. I never feel worthy and always feel guilty. Shame and guilt are heavy taskmasters.

  4. Ditto

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