I am 69 now and help others with chronic pain, PTSD, C-PTSD, agoraphobia, depression and anxiety. My journey is to live peacefully and happily while having chronic pain and C-PTSD. My life was consumed with pain, extreme fear, and a nervous system that had exploded. I suffered while trying to find a way out.

The lessons learned and that experience have guided me to help others. My goal is to support others on their journey with directions and encouragement. On my path I have seen many people online in discussion boards who never heal.  Coping mechanisms, dissociation, and anger confuse most PTSDers to quit trying. Avoidance can lead to agoraphobia. A therapist once told me that you could go down too far and never get back. That is always in my head.

I have enjoyed short periods of time that were almost symptom free. It’s almost scary, I was afraid to move, worried it might disappear.

Happiness for me was the cessation of PTSD.

I felt so free and knew the accomplishment was the most difficult thing I had done in my life.

Now, a repressed trauma has exploded. This one has betrayal and combined with childhood abuse, it has disrupted life.

Childhood trauma never completely leaves, stress or a crisis can summon the demons.

If I could recommend one book, it would be Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom  by Rick Hanson.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Vicky Morgan on February 4, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    This is great stuff-useful everyday stuff-thanks for the edits. I am PTSD and work on myself daily this helps alot!

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  3. Thanks for making this blog! I will be checking in quite frequently!

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