Managing Emotional Flashbacks

In our first piece, we discussed the definition of emotional flashbacks and how they change survivors by interrupting their daily lives. This article will attempt to explore what it is like to have an emotional flashback and the 13 steps to manage them proposed by Dr. Pete Walker. A...

Dissociative Amnesia and Its Consequences In the Lives of Survivors

Everybody forgets that is a fact of life. You might forget where you placed your car keys or where you last saw the dog’s leash; that is ordinary forgetting. Dissociative amnesia is different. It is a condition that is trauma-based and can disrupt a person’s life. This article shall...

Emotional Flashbacks

You walk into your living room after getting out of bed in the morning feeling apprehensive and afraid, but there is nothing to be afraid of that you can observe. An overwhelming sense that something terrible is about to happen permeates your thoughts, and you do not feel at...

Dissociating and Losing Time, Should We Be Afraid?

People living with dissociative identity disorder (DID) often dissociate and lose time; it accompanies the diagnosis. However, as typical as this symptom is, many of us fear the most from our disorder. This article will attempt to lay aside some of the fear and relate hope to those living...

Ringing in 2021 with Some Uplifting Music!

2020 has been a tough year for all of us. I decided to concentrate this post on some uplifting and positive music to lift our spirits and put a smile on our faces. Granted, some of the songs below are older, but the messages they carry are marvelous and...

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Its Interaction with Complex Trauma

In the last article in this series of four posts written for the CPTSD Foundation on seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and complex trauma, we examined together with the definitions and each of their symptoms. As a short recap, seasonal affective disorder is a form of major depression that affects...

My Experience with SAD

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD for short, is a form of major depression that I have experienced all my life. My suffering usually begins around late October and ends in early May. All the time between I feel sluggish, tired, out of sorts, down, and very much unlike myself....