PTSD - The intrusive thoughts!!

My friend and colleague Wanda Sanchez writes a blog in http://ptsdperspectives.org. The story she writes about her PTSD experience so parallels my own experience I got permission to use it here to help others. 

My story differs from hers in that I was beaten nearly to death, and left at a hospital emergency room for dead. It revolves around my time in Satanism. So the month of October (and sometimes phrases or situation bring me many flashes and thoughts, and pictures in my head and unwanted memories. The stories are different but the results are the same. 

This is Wanda's story: 

A few weeks ago I was going about my day, getting ready for a business lunch meeting. Showered, ...

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Shame - How does it affect people?

People who experience shame feel worthless, embarrassed, humiliated, and unclean. People experience shame for a number of reasons. Shame is often felt when someone experiences, commits, or associates with a shameful act. ... Shame is so powerful that it can impact the whole trajectory of a person's life.

  Shame is not the same as feeling guilty - 


Guilty - You did something.

Shame - someone did something to you.

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What are your shame beliefs? feelings, triggers?

~Taken from the book The Shame factor~

  • You have an irrational fear of being exposed as a fraud/phony (impostor syndrome) in your career, job, and or role as a manager.
  • You cannot allow anyone to be too emotionally close for fear they might see your awful secrets and constant failings (your true bad self).
  • You constantly worry what other people think or know about you and you believe that their opinion can’t be positive.
  • You experience terrifying emotions about being embarrassed.
  • You privately believe that you are an “angry” man/woman.
  • When you experience intense feeling of rage or anger afterward you experience intense feelings or regret and shame.
  • Your emotional cycle of shame and regret are nonstop.
  • You feel like there is a secret inside of you that cannot ever come out or be seen by anyone you know and love.
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Exposing your fears, anxiety, shame, and despair

Taken from the book "The shame factor" by Stephan B Poulter PHD

What drives your need to control people, events and things that are not in your control?

 

 

What is one of your unspoken fears?

 

 

What is one of your shame fears?

 

 

What makes you anxious?

 

 

Do your loved one know about your anxiety, fears and shame?

 

 

Do you consider yourself hyper vigilant? (always focusing on possible disasters or feelings of impending doom?

 

 

What emotions, situations and circumstances do you actively avoid?

 

 

How do you manage your fears and concerns about the f ...

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