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Posts Tagged ‘PTSD’

What is a Nervous Breakdown

Nervous Breakdown what is it?

What is a Nervous Breakdown or Mental Breakdown ?  Nervous breakdown and mental breakdown are very outdated terms still used by the lay person typically describing emotional or physical stress that makes someone unable to function in day-to-day life. Though once used as umbrella term for a wide range of mental illnesses, mental health professionals…

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Stress Risk Autoimmune diseases

Stress and Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Stress and Risk for Autoimmune Diseases: Long-term psychological stress can deteriorate multiple bodily systems. Stress hormone levels are elevated and the autonomic nervous system (ANS) becomes dysregulated resulting in impairment of immune system functioning.   Stress can lead to increased autoimmune disease activity and trigger exacerbations of autoimmune diseases or make individuals more prone to acquiring…

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The "Teacher" called "emotional Suffering"

The “Teacher” called “Emotional Suffering”

The “Teacher” called “Emotional Suffering” How you receive this Truth is the level of your current openness and receptivity. Emotional Suffering is the psychological resistance/ the psychological layer that is created through non-acceptance by the Mind. The Mind is continuously processing the external world (outer environment) and the internal world (inner environment). The inner environment is…

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negative coping to stress, trauma, PTSD

Negative Coping to Stress, Trauma, and PTSD

If you are stressed out, experience symptoms of trauma or have PTSD, then you may try to deal with your problems through avoidance and other negative ways of coping that are detrimental and self-defeating behaviors that make your mental and physical health worse.   This is called negative coping. To cope is to make a…

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Coping with Traumatic Stress

Positive Coping with Traumatic Stress

When trauma survivors take direct action to cope with their stress reactions, they put themselves in a position of  awesome power. Positive active coping with trauma makes you begin to feel less helpless, not a victim, and like a Warrior. • Active coping means accepting the impact of trauma on your life and taking direct…

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