Explaining PTSD helps when working through post traumatic stress disorder. This was a quick, impromptu video made while riding my mountain bike on a nearby trail. For those of you who don’t know, I wrecked a little over a month ago on my bike and am the proud new owner of 2 compression fractures. Because of this, I felt some anxiety getting back on the bike and especially when confronted with some technical aspects of trail riding. Our brains don’t want us to get hurt and it’s main function is to protect us which is actually where anxiety comes from…our brains trying to protect us. Anxiety is fear of the unknown and humans can easily get stuck in the past and PTSD is relieved when we work through the memories that the scary experience is built on.
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