Posts Tagged ‘stress’

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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Mental Health Reactions after Disaster

Mental Health Reactions after Disaster

  Mental health reactions after disaster, such as hurricanes and earthquakes look very much like trauma reactions. Disasters can cause a full range of mental, emotional, and physical reactions. You may also react to problems that occur after the event, as well as to triggers or reminders of the trauma. Disasters affect people who experience…

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Neurobiology of Stress, Panic, Trauma

Neurobiology of Stress, Anxiety, Fear, Panic, Trauma

The neurobiological mechanisms in response to stress, anxiety, fear, panic, and trauma can have extremely harmful effects on your physical and mental health and is very very serious matter.  If you are experiencing repeated acute effects and/or chronic effects of stress, anxiety, fear, panic, or trauma, then read further to understand the neurobiological mechanisms.  The…

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Meditation guidelines

Your Monkey-Mind. Meditation Guidelines

ॐ MEDITATION GUIDELINES ॐ Step 1 Meditation:  Become aware of the contact of your sit bones with whatever surface they are touching. Notice whether your pelvis is easily upright, or rolled under, or arched with the top tipped forward. Allow any tension around the sit bones to diminish. Let go of any tension holding the legs…

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