The Holidays can be difficult for C-PTSD people


The holidays can bring back trauma memories, maybe bring you into close proximity to a childhood abuser or PTSD symptoms can become hypersensitive.

It is a time of reflection on the year, a time for new resolutions, a time for an assessment of our mental wellbeing.

Do not feel obligated or pressured to enter a situation that feels dangerous, anxious or scary this holiday season.

Your wellbeing and happiness should guide your decisions.

Prepare for the holiday by sitting more, by exploring your inner world, by finding calm with your focus practice.

Go beneath those judgmental thoughts, fueled by negative emotions.

Let thought melt away with focus, let reality, unbiased reality unfold, appear in front of us.

Trust your inner guide for direction and inner calm.

Know life is vibrant in this moment, then we move to the next moment, until our time to depart this earth arrives.

Merry Christmas and happy journeying on this road less traveled.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Laurie on December 23, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    This post I moving. Thank you Marty for sharing your thoughts ❤️

  2. Posted by Jennifertem on December 23, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    True for me for the first time.

    A challenging year, major injury January, surgery April. another surgery, total knee replacement September and threat of 60-% of my income being cut looming since August.

    I almost did not put up my Christmas tree. It’s usually up in October. As I decorated my tree I could feel the anxiety fade away. I struggled the past month – staying in the moment.

    I found out last week most of income intact, at least for now. I have thoroughly enjoyed and embraced the holidays which actually helped calm my spirit instead of the opposite.

  3. wishing you relaxation
    & joy for the season 🙂

  4. Merry Christmas to all

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