In a Nutshell – PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)

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.

~ Nuxgallica

Useful Links:


Excellent Books:

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook – McKay

Click to access BPDWorkbook.pdf

Treatment Plans and Interventions for depression and anxiety disorders Second edition – Leahy

Click to access Robert-L.-Leahy-Stephen-J.-F.-Holland-Lata-K.-McGinn-Treatment-Plans-and-Interventions-for-Depression-and-Anxiety-Disorders.pdf


Plans for new investment in mental health services in east Kent


Dr Russ Harris resources

Click to access The-Happiness-Trap.pdf

Click to access complete_worksheets_for_The_Confidence_Gap.pdf

Click to access Complete_Worksheets_2014.pdf

Free Resources


EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

Click to access Emotional%20Freedom%20Technique%20-%20short%20form.pdf

Click to access Correction%20For%20Neurological%20Disorganisation.pdf

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Natural Vagus Nerve Stimulation-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Mind-Body Therapies for Vagus Nerve Disorders-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

The Vagus Nerve in Trauma Recovery Dr. Arielle Schwartz


Jin Shin Jyutsu

About Jin Shin Jyutsu


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:

general info.







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