We place the band aid on the skinned knee, we must go towards our fear, our triggers!!,

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Imagine this Great Wall (PTSD) extends the entire circumference of the equator, no way to go around.
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I remember reading of an officer in the revolutionary war who changed the way he utilized and handled the militia part of his army.
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He theorized the militia would perform better with limited expectations and duties. He tasked them with firing two volleys in sequence, then they could retire.
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For added incentive, he backed them up to a river, so retreat was limited.
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The militia performed their limited duty without fleeing.
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We must go over or through that wall to heal, to find happy, to live free.
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No passion so effectively robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. – Edmund Burke …..

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Fear is a mechanism, innocuous to intent or emotional harm, it is completely neutral as an inanimate object (a wrench), our storyline carries the terror in PTSD.
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The adrenal stress response, the fight or flight mechanism, whatever you want to label it, encompasses our understanding of fear.
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Fear is a mechanism, a defense mechanism, tasked with enforcement by the amygdala.
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Norepheenephrine, cortisol, and adrenaline are secreted, blood pressure, respiration and heart rate climb, blood is dispersed to our extremities.
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Certain physiological and mental conditions evolve, we get tunnel vision, lose some hearing, lose the ability to do fine motor skills and become mentally clumsy, confused, incapable of rational thought.
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We label this a trigger, this explosion, this sudden jolt to our solar plexus, numbing, startling, freezing in some instances.
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I have found no fear, inside the mechanism itself, we, by adding our
specific story lines, create the terror we experience.
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The firing of this mechanism, initiated by trauma memories, gains credibility because real drugs are secreted, real body mechanisms rapidly change, so the delusion that our memories have power is born.
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PTSD only has access to the switch which activates our fight or flight mechanism, that is all.
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Play with your fear, visualize a scenario and summon it, use its power to workout.
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Befriend the mechanism you call fear, life may open up when you can finally accept, you, life, this moment.
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ᕼᗩᑭᑭY ᗩᑎᗪ TᕼE ᗷᖇEᗩTᕼ: . … .. . .. …………. …. .. .. …ᑭᗩᖇTᑎEᖇᔕ Iᑎ TᕼIᔕ ᑭᖇEᔕEᑎT ᗰOᗰEᑎT * .

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In the arena of trauma, C-PTSD, certain things are partners.
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Dissociation and suffering are partners.
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This present moment and happy only exist in this time frame, partners of now.
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Why complicate things with any more comparisons, work on these two and life will change.
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Takes action to alter habits, good or bad.
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Mindfulness. How it impacts my life! This is written in a sleep deprived state…

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Brighton, my 18 month old grandson, (I live with him) had been sick, extreme flu like symptoms. He was taken to the pediatrician five days ago, evaluated as having salmonella, ecolii or maybe a parasite.
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The night before last, I picked him up, looked at him, and felt his life force leaving his body. I announced at one in the morning we were headed for the Emergency Room.
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The doctors and nurses assured us nothing serious was wrong. Their evaluation before tests, labs were he was fine, only 5% dehydrated and uncomfortable.
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They were trying to ease our apparent distress!
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At this point I have a choice to make, do I take action on my intuition, my knowing their evaluation was wrong.
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Why sit as much as I have and not act on what I have unveiled?
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I told them he was severely dehydrated, sick, something serious was wrong.
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They looked at me, a tall grey haired, old white guy, it was not with oh, he has so much experience and we must be wrong.
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Tests came back. He was clinically dehydrated and in an hour we were in ICU. Now they can not find the issue and said he may have to stay a week or two.
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Brighton had lost 20% of his body weight, his strength! his life force! I felt the urgency, waiting till morning To go get help was not an option.
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That voice, that feeling, that innate knowing, intuition, arrives from all directions, now.
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Develop your focus, deepen your intuition, a vast new world awaits each of you.
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Acceptance changes the old ball game, changes our direction and attitude,,,wow..

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The quickest way to be happy is to choose what you already have.
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Acceptance is an ever present mechanism, in this moment action.
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Acceptance only works when we let go, stop running way, avoiding, dissociating, feeding our disorder.
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Psychopathic Whisperer facts, Mental disorder, costs….

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Fact: A psychopath is born every 47 seconds.
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Fact: Psychopaths are six times more likely than other criminals to commit new crimes following release from prison.
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Fact: Seventy-seven percent of psychopaths in the United States are incarcerated.
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Fact: There are over 29,000,000 psychopaths worldwide.
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Fact: The cost of crime is $3.2 trillion per year—an amount greater than the expenditures for all health care in the United States.
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Wonder if that last fact is still true with healthcare costs currently?

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Tara Bach… Refuge……..RAIN: acronym…… Dealing with difficult emotions or triggers …

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R . Recognize what is happening
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A . Allow life to be just as it is
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I. Investigate inner experience with kindness
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N. Non-identification
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RAIN directly deconditions the habitual ways in which you resist your moment-to-moment experience.
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It doesn’t matter whether you resist what is by lashing out in anger, by having a cigarette, or by getting immersed in obsessive thinking.
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Your attempt to control the life within and around you actually cuts you off from your own heart and from this living world.
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RAIN begins to undo these unconscious patterns as soon as we take the first step.
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R. Recognize is awareness.
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A. Allow is acceptance.
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I. Investigate, leave the storyline alone, go and be with the body sensations.
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N. Non-identification is letting go, simple.
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