7 Tools for Managing
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other forms of traumatic stress can make life incredibly
difficult and unpredictable.
Intrusive thoughts and flashbacks can just show up without a moment’s notice, affecting your ability to function.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Our Blog Stories and Articles Open Doorways
Into Understanding Trauma
What Exactly Is Trauma and
Why Does It Matter?
Understanding the link between trauma and behavior
BUT...in the face of a traumatic memory,
our response is not always our choice.
I discovered the only way I could find myself, increase my ability to heal, was to, first look at my false narratives, and my need to feel "normal" by putting on a facade that everything about my life was okay -- in truth, it was not okay.
Instead, I realized that I was without the necessary tools and recovery support that was needed in order for me to feel, allow, and acknowledge my trauma. By doing so, the falsehoods began to melt away and my story was no longer something outside of myself, rather, became integrated and connected to the person I am today and to my inner compassion.
Yes, this took about a decade -- but it changed my life for the better in ways
I could not have imagined.
Trauma is real.
The effects of trauma are long lasting.
They are an indelible part of our story.
I became committed to use my depth of experience and compassion to educate and serve others through coaching, blogging, workshops, being a mental health family educator and speaking at organizations, corporations and schools.
This month's blog offers a Trauma Tool-Kit written by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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Managing Traumatic Stress
7 Tools for Managing Traumatic Stress
It’s important to remind yourself of this as you go through challenging symptoms because self-validation is an important piece of healing.
Mindset Coaching with Diana
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Adopting a new mindset that focuses on growth and harmony allows us to embrace obstacles that may have felt threatening – struggles, setbacks, criticism.
But from a broader point of view these kinds of challenges can be seen as steps that are necessary for progress.
These new adaptations in our perspective can play a big role in creating a balanced, successful, and happy life.
Mindset Coaching explores our inner dialog, the stories we all tell ourselves, specifically looking at the thoughts, words, and phrases that we use every day to make meaning out of our life.
The thoughts that constantly percolate through our brains reflect our foundational beliefs, our underlying attitudes, and our biases, which determine how we process information, and which create our perspective.
Self-talk defines us. It tells the story of how we see ourselves and the world.
These stories color our perceptions and our relationships.
Mindset Coaching helps to support, reshape, and redefine our perspective to serve us in more positive, productive, and healthy ways.