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You Are Never Alone by Jannette Fuller | PTSD: My Story Project

You Are Never Alone by Jannette Fuller | PTSD: My Story Project #008 Trigger warning So much of my inner life has been stuck in a never-ending loop of examining my anxiety and fears. I was obsessed with solving the mystery of specific thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations that accompanied my distress. I believed if …

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Learning to Thrive After Trauma by Caitlin Lagnese | PTSD: My Story Project

Learning to Thrive After Trauma by Caitlin Lagnese | PTSD: My Story Project #007 Trigger warning I remember the day as if it was yesterday. My husband Mike was holding my hand as we walked into the building and up the staircase. The room was spinning, and I was spiraling. “Caitlin and Mike, come on …

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Finding Gratitude After a Serious Injury and Healing PTSD Through Writing – MatChat Wellbeing Podcast

I was recently invited to make a guest appearance on a podcast. The host of the MatChat Wellbeing Podcast, Mina Blair, is an author, podcaster and yoga teacher. Every week she offers words of encouragement and empowerment to her listeners. She discusses relevant topics with her guests. Mina is a wellbeing advocate, just like myself. …

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I Am Worthy Of Healing, And So Are You! by Kayla Mason | PTSD: My Story Project

I Am Worthy Of Healing, And So Are You! by Kayla Mason | PTSD: My Story Project #006 Trigger warning I’ve chosen to participate in the PTSD: My Story Project to spread awareness about complex PTSD and bring hope and inspiration to individuals dealing with PTSD daily. Introduction It was as I sat in my new therapist’s …

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Traumaversary: Ways to Deal With a Trauma Anniversary

I was getting nervous. It was just over a month before the first anniversary of my trauma that I started getting more emotional, anxious and overwhelmed. I was familiar with those feelings. I’ve always felt similar around the day that my mum passed away for years now. That’s when my mood usually starts to change, …

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