PTSD: Our Grief

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From “The Grief Recovery Handbook”

“After thirty years of working with grievers, we have identified several other losses, including loss of trust, loss of safety, loss of control of ones body (physical or sexual abuse).

Society still does not recognize these losses as grief issues.

Loss of trust events are experienced by almost everyone and can have a major, lifelong negative impact.

You may have experienced a loss of trust in a parent, a loss of trust in God, or a loss of trust in any other relationship.

Is loss of trust a grief issue?

The answer is yes.

And the problem of dealing with the grief it causes remains the same grief is normal and natural, but we have been I’ll prepared to deal with it.

Grief is about a broken heart, not a broken brain.

All efforts to heal the heart with the head fail because the head is the wrong tool for the job.

It’s like trying paint with a hammer—it only makes a mess.”
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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rudid96 on June 25, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    I’d love to be able ot simply wipe the slate clean. Betrayal has a way of impregnating the bones. Especially for those that had/have a rocky early life foundation. If only the past, present, and future weren’t wrapped into a steel mental trap.

  2. My only hope for healing more is healing my heart or opening it up

    I am such a novice using my heart

    Mine has been closed for decades

  3. Posted by Anonymous on June 25, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Mindful Marty, your response is actually one of hope. Admitting that you’re a “novice using my heart” leaves room for possibilities. That is in line with “it ain’t over till it’s over.” My heart isn’t closed, it’s just fragmented and that limits the amount of love one gives or can receive.

  4. Little hope yes

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