Tag Archives: triggers

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 »

Living with CPTSD During a Crisis with Anna Runkle

Returning to the show is Anna Runkle, the creator of Crappy Childhood Fairy, an online resource for understanding and healing from CPTSD related to chronic childhood experiences. In Season Two, we learned about Anna and her work after a listener wrote in and recommended her processes. As a childhood trauma survivor, Anna brings a perspective… 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 »

MY PTSD/TRAUMA AND ANXIETY STORY (Warning traumatic and emotional)

Please seek professional help if you are feeling anxious, depressed, or any form of negative feelings. Hey everyone, In this video i wanted to share my story and experience of living with PTSD ‘Post traumatic stress disorder from a lot of trauma and a severe general anxiety disorder for many years, As hard as it… Read More »

What are Flashbacks? (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] – Intrusion Symptom)

This video explains the concept of a flashback, which is a symptom associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When we look at the definition of PTSD, we can divide the symptoms into five categories: qualifying trauma, intrusive symptoms, avoidance symptoms, negative mood, and arousal and reactivity. Flashbacks would be part of intrusive symptoms, which is… 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 30): A Healing Technique That Works for Me

Join Trevor Swenson as he discusses what he has learned in his battle with post traumatic stress disorder, trauma & stressor-related disorder. He has learned to actively search for healing activities to offset the onslaught of symptoms that come with the journey through PTSD. He looks for healthy activities that are good for his mind,… 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 »