Monday, September 6, 2010

Use All of Your Tools

Happy Labor Day. If you're looking for a job, you'll find something. If you don't have a holiday, just contact your local govt. and tell them we said to. It could work.

How are your symptoms these days? We still have to fight to wake up and focus. For us, it's a mix of nutrition, exercise and chill out time. Meditation and tai chi do help (although sometimes it's hard to focus).

Other than these, what else can you use?

Avoid the trap of "nobody wants to admit we exist". That's true in many cases. Then again, can you singlehandedly change this overnight? No.

The better option? Your protection and healing come first. Focus on that and set this other stuff aside (as frustrating as it can be).

Avoid ALL triggering stuff as much as possible. Don't give into the urge to see something when you know it won't help in any way. If your boss says to do it, that's one thing. But if you have a choice, stay away. It's not worth the endless hours of dissociating and fighting to get your balance back.

If you need to find a therapist, we suggest a combination of cognitive and EMDR treatment. Then again, the final choice is between you and your therapist.

Maybe the final point is this. There is a mind/body connection. You have to get trauma out. As scary as it is, it will come out in bad ways if not good ones. Just in our case, we feel good that pride (for lack of a better word) isn't getting in the way of finding help.

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