The fight flight or freeze mechanism is why we dissociate, becoming more hyper-vigilant, trying to control, avoiding at all costs!!

Claude Monet

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This defense mechanism, this thing we fear, this thing that ignites the fear mechanism, powers PTSD.
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We run because we fear our own fear, stored in the amygdala as real danger, delusional in content and reality.
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Visualize your last episode, cortisol and adrenaline jolting the nervous systems and see if this is the point where PTSD has greatest power for you.
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The secret is that PTSD is at its weakest also.
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If we can stay present PTSD will die, quicker than anything else I have tried or read about.
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If we do not run when PTSD is at its strongest, it has lost and will fade a little more everyday.
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5 responses to this post.

  1. Easier said than done though… I’m still learning how not to run.

  2. Oh yes you are correct, I tried and tried for a while, then I foun d a daily focus or active of mindfulness.

    With this skill you can observe and heal.

    Takes daily practice

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