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PTSD: Our Grief

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.”

Going back to basics

Over the last couple of months, the online Kundalini group has been processing grief.



Handling grief every day has riled my PTSD, I know this reaction means grief needs more work.

I have taken a break, reverting back to my well-established meditation practice.

No talking, chants, or hand positions, just me, eyes closed, totally focused on the breath, sounds, and opening my heart.

Simple, me alone with my mind, like old times.

The quiet has calmed my intrusive thoughts momentarily, I fully resist thinking anything is permanent.

As they say, back to basics when things fall apart.

If you follow this blog, PTSD and depression are kind of a rollercoaster ride.

One where we can have long, calm, slow, straightaways, flanked by the high crests and terrifying fast descents always lurking in the distance.

Go farther down the wormhole and there are giant loops of intolerable confusion and anxiety.



I have a momentary pause, a peaceful calm that only visits for short periods, lately.

As always, when the pain and suffering seem unbearable, that is when we never give in, never give up.

Some days my job is to endure ptsd and depression until it lifts a little.

We will always have issues, hopefully, we will take action appropriately.

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