"Connections to a New Life ®"
A veteran owned business
In our book "Back From the Front", we discuss many of the complications of diagnosis, treatment and self help for the sufferer and more importantly their caretakers. Both male and female military members returning from deployment are facing issues that are part of today's modern warfare. Some argue that troops in combat have not been trained well enough to deal with their mental issues and demons that may follow you for the rest of your life. PTSD by definition is not what's wrong with you, but rather what's happened to you. It is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event, either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. PTSD is not a "germ". There is no antibiotic for this affliction that descends on over fifty two percent of our returning military heroes'.
"You can't go back and change to who you were, but, you can adjust and be happy to who you've become"
Since there is no cure, research and understanding are the only ways to combat this terrible disorder. Yes, it is contagious. It affects your caregivers, friends and family.
At Connections to a New Life, We have many self-help methods that have been proven to work time and time again. We can teach you ways to help yourself and your care takers with basic grounding techniques that can be very useful when you feel really distressed, particularly when the distress makes you feel very unreal or detached, or it feels like you are in a different situation then where you really are.
We can explain ways to cope with your flashbacks which are part of the brain's way of working to process the trauma. You can learn that the experience can be filed away as a past memory, rather than a current threat. This will enable your healing. You can help this process by allowing the flashbacks to happen, rather than fighting or avoiding them. We can help you cope with them by getting your head out of the past trauma and into the safe present, by using our proven grounding techniques.
"A typhoon derives its power from a calm center, so can you"
A Must Read For Military PTSD Sufferers And Their Caretakers
Probably The Most Informative Book Ever Written About Our Military Who Suffer From PTSD, MST, TBI and Solid Proven Tip For Your Caregivers
This Book Explains Self Help Methods and How Caretakers Cope With Their Own PTSD Caused By Their Loved One's Military Service. Written By Someone who's "Been There, Done That".
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