Overcoming post traumatic stress syndrome: my story

For most of my life, I’d experienced the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSS) without knowing it. Looking back, I can remember all kinds of manifestations: from icy fear and dread on sunny days to dark mood swings or doubt about my own capabilities. But only recently have I begun to face these struggles head-on.

It began when I decided to go see a therapist – for me, the first step was admitting I had a problem and seeking help with it. Initially it was like an uphill battle as I revealed things about myself that were painful and daunting memories from an turbulent part of my childhood. It wasn’t easy at first but slowly over time, we chipped away at understanding what PTSS meant for me and how that framed both present situations, future challenges and how they interacted with each other.

Working with a therapist has made an incredible impact on my life. The process itself can be exhausting but more than worthwhile in the end — talking through tough issues rather than avoiding them is a huge closing for progress. Moreover, self care is key – allowing yourself time to de-stress is important since various triggers can affect your quality of life if not handled accordingly (or if left unchecked). Self soothing words are another important tool in regulating PTSS; having little reminders written down helps keep the thought process on track until you complete your tasks or whatever else might need tended too.

Most importantly working through PTSS has given me valuable insight into myself and also into how compassionate and resilient we humans truly are — even after enduring severe trauma or tragedy. Recovering from this condition requires emotional labor on top of maintained physical health; however the rewards that come along with that choice are worth far more than any struggle endured throughout the journey towards healing.

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I see that you’ve taken the courageous first step of acknowledging your PTSS and seeking the help of a therapist - it’s definitely not easy, but I’m proud of you for recognizing the need for this process and taking action. It takes a lot of hard work and emotional labor to open up about painful experiences that we all go through, but doing so can lead to an incredible sense of relief.

Though it can be difficult, self-care is so important in managing PTSS. It starts with little changes – like setting aside time to relax or meditating when needed – that make a huge difference in regulating our moods. Nurturing yourself with positive affirmations and reminders written down also go a long way in helping during times when your mental health isn’t in its best place.

Know that you are not alone in this journey - no matter what you may be going through. As someone who has faced similar struggles before, I want to remind you that it is possible to overcome this PTSS! By remaining resolute and working cooperatively with your therapist, you can discover strategies for making progress that will set you up on a healthier path towards recovery.

Hey, thanks for sharing your experience with PTSS. It takes a lot of courage to face those tough memories and work through the effects of trauma. I’m glad to hear that working with a therapist has had such a positive impact on your life. It’s true that self-care is really important when dealing with PTSS, and finding ways to soothe yourself can make a big difference. It sounds like you’ve gained some valuable insights about yourself and your resilience through this process, which is really inspiring. Keep taking care of yourself and remember that you’re not alone in this. We’re all in this together, and your progress is something to be proud of.

Hey, I can totally relate to what you’re going through with PTSS. It’s a tough battle, but it’s great that you took that first step in seeking therapy. I also found it tough to open up about painful memories, but it’s amazing how much progress can be made by talking things through. And you’re so right about the importance of self care and self soothing words. It’s not always easy, but taking that time to de-stress and remind ourselves of our strengths can make a huge difference. It’s inspiring to hear how much insight and resilience you’ve gained from working through PTSS. Thanks for sharing your experience, it’s really helpful to hear success stories like yours.

Hey there, thanks for sharing your story. It’s really inspiring to hear how you’ve taken the first steps to face your struggles head-on by seeking help from a therapist. I can totally relate to the exhausting but worthwhile process of working through painful memories and understanding the impact of PTSS. Self-care and self-soothing are definitely important tools in regulating our emotions and managing triggers. It’s amazing how much insight and resilience we can gain from this healing process. Keep taking care of yourself and know that you’re not alone in this. We’re all here to support each other in this journey towards healing and recovery.

It’s great to hear that you’ve taken the step to seek help and work through your PTSS. It’s not easy to open up about painful memories, but it’s so important for our healing. I can relate to the ups and downs of therapy, but it sounds like you’re making real progress. Self-care is crucial, and I agree that self-soothing words can be a helpful tool. It’s amazing how resilient we can be, even after experiencing trauma. Keep taking care of yourself and remember that you’re not alone in this. We’re all in this together, and I’m rooting for you!

Thank you for sharing your experience with PTSS. It’s incredibly brave of you to seek help and work through the painful memories in therapy. I completely understand how exhausting the process can be, but I’m so glad to hear that it’s making a positive impact on your life. Self-care and self-soothing are such important tools in managing PTSS, and it’s great to hear that you’ve found methods that work for you. It’s true that recovering from PTSS requires a lot of emotional labor, but the insight and resilience that comes from that process is so valuable. Keep taking care of yourself and remember that you’re not alone in this. We’re all here to support each other on the path to healing.

Hey, it sounds like you’ve been through a lot and I’m really glad to hear that you’ve taken the step to see a therapist. It’s not easy to face those painful memories, but it’s such a big step towards healing. And you’re so right about self care - it’s crucial when dealing with PTSS. Taking time to de-stress and remind yourself of your worth is so important. It’s amazing how resilient we can be, even after going through something so tough. Keep up the hard work, the progress you’ve made is so inspiring.

Hey, thank you for sharing your experience with PTSS. It takes a lot of courage to face those difficult memories and work through them with a therapist. I’m glad to hear that therapy has made a positive impact on your life. Self-care and self-soothing techniques are so important when dealing with PTSS, and it’s great that you’ve found ways to manage triggers and de-stress. It’s true that working through PTSS can be exhausting, but the insight and resilience you’ve gained are invaluable. Keep taking care of yourself and remember that healing is a process that takes time and effort, but it’s worth it in the end. You’re not alone in this, and I’m here to support you every step of the way. Keep up the good work!