Some Days Are Easier Than Others…But There Is No Break From It

I just got back from my EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing), but I'm still experiencing a lot of pretty intense generalized anxiety. Because I've spent so much of my life trying to suppress it, distract myself from it or numb it out, I never realized the it's depth or intensity. This is the … Continue reading Some Days Are Easier Than Others…But There Is No Break From It

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Even In Sleep I’m Not Safe

I've had some wickedly nasty dreams for the past 3 or 4 days, so I'm not pushing myself much today. No real "mindfulness," no "meditation," no yoga. I'm going about my day today the way I've gone through most of my life - in a semi-conscious state. I'm pretty zoned out and am letting my … Continue reading Even In Sleep I’m Not Safe

How I Heal My “Invisible” (Physical) Injuries Of Trauma

(Sorry that this is so long. I suppose I just had a lot to say today and I'm trying to stay proactive and keep writing) Though I'm not a professional and don't claim to have any special "secrets" or expertise on healing emotional trauma (PTSD), there are certain things which I find helpful in my … Continue reading How I Heal My “Invisible” (Physical) Injuries Of Trauma

Healing Wounds Which No One Sees

There were several things I needed to do yesterday and it was rather challenging. The difficulty is that, for me at least, trying to do anything is rather difficult because it because I don't have much energy and even moving seems to take effort. I know that there are some who utilize the "fight" response … Continue reading Healing Wounds Which No One Sees

Mindfulness In Small Doses And Sips

As I move onward, I'm coming to understand the importance of meditation and mindfulness. From what I've been told and learned, the more I'm able to be "mindful," the more my mind will be able to process and reduce the pain and anxiety. This, however, is no easy thing. The very reason why I disassociate … Continue reading Mindfulness In Small Doses And Sips

Honest Work (And The People I Meet There)

I want to write a shorter entry, because the last one was so long. Though I didn't sleep well last night, I don't feel overly tired. I've been able to heal enough (emotionally) that I'm able to accommodate a reasonable amount of insomnia and I've been able to develop a few techniques which keep me … Continue reading Honest Work (And The People I Meet There)