Tag Archives: Journey

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 36): What Are Some of MY Triggers?

In the journey battling un-resolved trauma, PTSD and Trauma & Stressor-related disorder, triggers can be a challenging and painful aspect to navigate. Join Trevor Swenson as he discusses how triggers have impacted his journey with PTSD and what they can look like. Triggers are different for each person’s journey with PTSD. Sounds, people, smells, phone… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 35): My Medication Journey Part 2

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has had a dramatic impact on my life. Everyone’s trauma is unique, as is mine, both in origin and symptoms that I have to manage. Managing anxiety, depression, social aversion, anger, sleep disorders and hyper-vigilance can be complicated. Medication has been a journey of victories and re-tries for me. I have… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 34): My Medication Journey Part 1

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has had a dramatic impact on my life. Everyone’s trauma is unique, as is mine, both in origin and symptoms that I have to manage. Managing anxiety, depression, social aversion, anger, sleep disorders and hyper-vigilance can be complicated. Medication has been a journey of victories and re-tries for me. I have… Read More »

Finding PEACE in Farming / PTSD Challenge / GOFARM TV

I have been nominated by Brian Alair former teammate in San Beda Taekwondo team to do 25 push-up / 25 days challenge to raise awareness for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety and depression that drive people to commit suicide. I nominate YOU to get some gains! The rules are simple: *Once you are nominated… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 31): The Service & Therapy in My Dog (Part I)

Dogs are an amazing animal. Healing and therapeutic. Trevor Swenson discusses a few of the basics behind his service-dog-in-training Murphy. Service dogs can be trained for a vast array of disabilities to mitigate the impact of the symptoms of those suffering from the disability. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has many areas of intrusive symptoms… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 29): The Importance of Vulnerability

Vulnerability and transparency were necessary for me to start healing correctly. I had to tell my whole story…to the right people. Sometimes I got it right, sometimes I got it wrong. Being vulnerable during my journey through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), has been not only a lessen in battling my trauma, it has taught… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 27): Loss of Trust, Refilling Your Slate

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma and Stressor-related Disorder and unresolved trauma can bring a very real sense of lack of trust. It happened to me. It added to my anxiety, depression, hopelessness and detracted from my quality of life. But then, I realized that, what I had initially was a huge negative obstacle, was actually… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 26): Social Aversion and the Importance of Communication

Social aversion is an intrusive symptom of PTSD and Trauma & Stressor-related Disorder. I approach it as a very real season in my battle with PTSD. Accept it. Accept that it is a season that can grow you personally, relationally and spiritually. For me, it most definitely rooted itself in the closing gap of trust… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 23): The Power of Validation

Trauma is real to those who experience it…regardless of the face of their trauma. Parental abuse, physical abuse, bullying, emotional abuse, death, divorce, narcissistic abuse, sexual abuse, accidents, military and first response events… It happened. If you struggle with the very real pain of processing trauma, one of the most damaging things that can happen… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 24): My Intrusive Flashbacks

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Trauma & Stressor-related Disorder bring a broad spectrum of symptoms. Flashbacks are one of them. Flashbacks have been a battle for me. Flashbacks seem to be at war with normal life and quality of life. Flashbacks trigger a spiral of emotions (anxiety, anger, fear, depression) that can make life challenging to navigate.… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 20): My Suicide Wasn't the Answer

Please watch this video: This song states very well how I look at how grace re-wrote my story…and will re-write your story as well. Along with deep depression, unrelenting anxiety, flashbacks, triggers, hopelessness, hyper-vigilance, chemical/alcohol abuse, exhaustion…and more, suicidal thoughts may creep into the battle with PTSD. They did for me. In spite of those… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 15): My Alcoholism in PTSD

Pain. Suffering. Loneliness. Hopelessness. Anxiety. Depression. Trapped. Triggered. Alcohol works. It works in the WRONG direction of your healing and recovery from PTSD, Trauma & Stressor-related Disorder and unresolved trauma. It masks anxiety, depression, flashbacks, relational issues and your purpose, only to rear its head as it gains strength…and your symptoms and trauma remain. You… Read More »