Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD

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Empowering Native Americans with Healing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Anger Recovery

Discover the transformative journey of Native Americans overcoming Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through the recovery of post-traumatic anger. This powerful emotion, deeply rooted in the betrayal and loss of trust experienced by survivors, often hinders their ability to adapt and cope. However, by recognizing anger as a fundamental and safe core response to trauma, individuals can harness its strength to navigate vulnerable and fearful situations, fostering resilience and growth.

Harnessing the Power of Anger: For both men and women, anger emerges as a fundamental aspect of the trauma survival response. By embracing anger as a less vulnerable emotion, individuals can begin to express and channel it constructively. Understanding that anger is a natural response to the betrayal and loss of trust they have endured empowers Native Americans to reclaim control over their lives, gradually breaking free from the grip of maladaptive post-traumatic anger.

Promoting Adaptive Coping Strategies: One of the key objectives in the recovery journey is to help individuals develop adaptive coping mechanisms. By acknowledging anger as a core feature of trauma survival, individuals can learn to leverage this emotion effectively. Encouraging the expression of anger in safe and controlled ways allows for the exploration of alternative perspectives and promotes healing.

Empowering Resilience

Through anger recovery, Native Americans are able to reclaim their sense of self and rebuild the shattered trust caused by trauma. By addressing the underlying issues that fuel post-traumatic anger, individuals can embark on a path of healing, fostering resilience in the face of adversity. This transformative process provides a solid foundation for adapting to and coping with challenging circumstances, ultimately empowering Native Americans to reclaim control over their lives.

The recovery journey for Native Americans suffering from PTSD involves embracing the healing power of anger. By recognizing anger as a safe and less vulnerable emotion, individuals can begin to express and channel it constructively, fostering adaptive coping strategies. Through anger recovery, Native Americans can reclaim their sense of self, rebuild trust, and cultivate resilience in the face of trauma. Together, we can empower and support the recovery of Native Americans, helping them navigate their path towards healing and a brighter future.

Symptoms you may have:

Feelings become perceived as vulnerable. The vulnerable feelings need protection. Vulnerable situations can be perceived as “threats” becoming “fixed with automatic responses” in persons with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Individuals, who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often, describe feeling an increased internal activation. The anger can become “fixed or stuck” as the normal level of arousal can intensify the actual psychological, emotional and physical experience of anger. The arousal often can cause a men and women with PTSD to feel constantly on-edge, hyped-up, or irritable and can cause individuals to be more easily provoked. It is common for traumatized individuals to actually seek out situations that require them to stay alert and defend off actual or potential danger.

Again, individuals often use alcohol and drugs, food, exercise, sex, gambling, and self-harm to reduce and dispel overall internal tension and arousal – “to feel better”. The physical or sexual traumatic event interferers with an individual’s ability to self-regulate emotions, which leads to frequent episodes of labile or out-of-control emotions of anger and rage.

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