A trigger 🔥 fires 🔥 what is our thought process

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A trigger firing brings different emotions, the dominant one is real fear, terror for some, opportunity for a few.

Someone shared that they joined a new mental health group, risking, healing. After a few meetings, her triggers erupted.

She was afraid and thought it was a bad decision. That trigger was a reaction to her taking control of her life.

PTSD is going to resist our efforts to heal, to take back control of our life.

Anxiety, triggers exploding, being afraid is part of the healing path.

Triggers are not to be feared.

They are opportunities to heal.

When PTSD is at its apex of power, violent triggers erupting, it is also at its most vulnerable.

PTSD is a bluff that has the key to our fight or flight mechanism. PTSD has the ability to dump cortisol and adrenaline into our system, preparing for a lethal threat.

We have to know the difference between real danger and PTSD danger.

We breathe, stay focused while this imaginary fear dissipates.

Triggers are the doors to healing.

Become friends with your nervous system, your fight or flight mechanism, your protector.

Anxiety dissipates with extended, focused breaths.

Our breath controls our nervous system.

Our breath is the weapon that when focused intently, can neutralize traumas impact.

We have to keep moving when anxiety makes us cautious.

Takes courage to stay silent, still, focused when chaos wants us to flee in terror.

Meditation sets a collision course with our demons (PTSD).

It is the road to healing.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Marty.

  2. Your welcome and great effort on your healing path

  3. I absolutely love the imagery in this post AND the solutions.
    Thank you for sharing your pain to peace process.
    Your words are profound Marty.

  4. Thank you for the kind words Doc

    I praise you for your work and ability to use different mediums to connect

    For me, my social anxiety was where my trauma manifested.

    I went agoraphobic from avoiding ptsd

    Now I run a mindfulness group but resist doing podcasts and expanding more

    Even healed life is a minute to minute awareness test

    Some of us lay people have valuable insight

    We actually worked our way out of the ptsd hole

    Thanks again for your kind words

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