If you want to understand the thoughts and motivations of people with PTSD, knowing they may think or feel something along the lines of “the world is a place where bad things happen” could help you. Many probably aren’t aware of this as a thought, but may be aware of it as a feeling somewhere in the background that influences their lives.
PTSD also includes an element of being Powerless. Powerless to help others and/or oneself. I believe that at the time of the trauma(s) the belief that the world is a place where bad things happen becomes hardwired and many decisions afterward are based on this belief, whether conscious of it or not. What to do, and what not to do, are all based on this core understanding of the world and on a need to stay safe within it.
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook – McKay
Treatment Plans and Interventions for depression and anxiety disorders Second edition – Leahy
Plans for new investment in mental health services in east Kent https://www.canterburycoastalccg.nhs.uk/news/news-child-blog/?blogpost=11450
Dr Russ Harris resources
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Jin Shin Jyutsu
About Jin Shin Jyutsu https://www.jsjinc.net/pagedetails.php?id=jsj&ms=8
Sudarsha Kriya Yoga (SKY)
My Yoga Breathing exercises based on Sudarsha Kriya Yoga (SKY)
1. UJJAYI 2-4 breaths per minute
with part closed glottis.
5-20 breaths 1:2 (inhale:exhale ratio)
3-5 sets of rapid breaths.
10-30 breaths 1:1 (inhale:exhale ratio)
3. OM (as in Home)
3 breaths humming ‘Om’ during a very slow exhalation of each breath.
4. UJJAYI Variation
5 breaths 1:1
5 breaths 1:2 or 2:2
5 breaths 2:1
for full instructions see: https://nuxgallica.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/yoga-breathing-pranayama/