Breathing Mistakes that Make PTSD Worse



Marriage and Family Therapist and trauma survivor Tamara Ridge discusses six breathing mistakes that can make your PTSD worse instead of better. Make sure your breathing exercises don’t include these mistakes as you work toward healing your post traumatic stress disorder from childhood trauma.

Research showing use of oxygen with slower breath.

Research showing reduction of symptoms often associated with PTSD with slower breathing.

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One of the big challenges for adults who suffered childhood trauma includes difficulty sleeping.

Here are Tamara’s recommendations for improving sleep:

I was surprised how much a Weighted Blanket like this one helped me sleep. It just felt like an all over hug and imparts a sense of security that helps me fall asleep and sleep better:

These natural sleep remedies help me stay asleep through the night. I struggle with restless legs and the passion flower/valerian root combination really calms them down for me so I can rest:
– Organic Passion Flower:
– Organic Valerian Root:

Childhood trauma and the stresses that come afterward often lead to magnesium deficiency (most Americans are already magnesium deficient, according to research). Luckily, magnesium absorbs into the skin and a nice warm – not hot – soak for 20 minutes before bed can create calm in the body and enhance sleep. This soak is high grade and well absorbed:

Recommended Books:
The Magnesium Miracle by Carolyn Dean, M.D. For understanding how stress contributes to Magnesium deficiency and what to do about it:

Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson:

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