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Factors That Can Prevent Recovery From PTSD/Complex PTSD

In this post, I will concentrate on 3 main factors that can hinder one’s recovery from PTSD/complex PTSD. These are as follows:   Unprocessed memories that are highly emotionally charged and easily triggered.  Unhelpful thinking about, and interpretations of, trauma memories. Cognitive and behavioral responses, including avoidance and safety strategies, have become maladaptive (Ehlers). Let’s …

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Hypnotherapy For Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Symptoms

Hypnotherapy tends to work best for treating symptoms of BPD as an adjunct therapy (i. e. alongside other therapies such as CBT and DBT- see the hypnotherapy section of this site). There are various hypnotherapeutic techniques that may be particularly helpful for treating symptoms of BPD: The Grounding Technique: A key symptom of BPD is …

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Recovery From Childhood Psychological Trauma

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Depression, Thinking Styles And Hypnotherapy

We have seen from other articles published on this site that those who have experienced severe and protracted childhood trauma are, as adults, at an elevated risk of suffering from depression. We have also seen how hypnotherapy can benefit trauma survivors (in fact, research has shown that those suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are, …

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Vital Environmental Factors That Can Prevent Recovery From PTSD And BPD

If, as a result of childhood trauma, we have developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or borderline personality disorder (BPD) our post-traumatic environment can have an extremely strong impact upon our chances of recovery. I list some particularly important factors below : LACK OF SUPPORT FROM FRIENDS, FAMILY AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY / SOCIETY If we …

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Nine Key Recovery Targets For BPD Sufferers

We have already seen from other articles published on this site that those of us who suffered severe childhood trauma are at a much-increased risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD) as adults than average. We have also examined the symptoms of BPD in other posts so there is no need to repeat that here. …

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PTSD – 3 Steps To Recovery: Safety, Remembering And Rebuilding

After severe and protracted interpersonal trauma and the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)/ complex PTSD, one of the main symptoms the sufferer has to contend with often things which, in themselves, are not at all threatening can strike terror into the heart of the individual as, in his/her own mind, they are connected to, and …

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Recovery from Childhood Trauma – Improving Our Mindset.

If our mental well-being is poor as a result of childhood trauma, one thing we can do, which comes from the scientific discipline known as POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, is to practice improving our mindset. The psychologist Dweck, from Stanford University in the USA, proposed that there are essentially two types of mindset. These are : 1) …

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Recovery: How the Brain can ‘Rewire’ Itself (Neuroplasticity).

Severe childhood trauma can adversely affect the way in which the brain develops, leading to, for example, extremes in anxiety or great difficulty in controlling emotions. However, there has been exciting research conducted showing that the brain is able, under certain conditions, to ‘rewire’ itself, correcting its own faulty circuitry, and, thus, alleviating the behavioral and …

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How Self-Esteem Is Damaged And Key Elements That Help Recovery

Our Self-Esteem: Branden’s (1994) 6 Key Elements. Branden (1994) identified six key foundations upon which the development of a healthy level of self-esteem is built; these six building blocks of self-esteem are as follows: THE SIX KEY FACTORS THAT UNDERPIN A HEALTHY LEVEL OF SELF-ESTEEM: 1) Being consciously engaged with the present 2) Being accepting …

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