Day 2027: PTSD

In November 2016, I wrote another Post Titled Similarly, Definitely.  Something else happened that month which continues to give People Translating Signs Desperately another kind of PTSD.

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Do you have PTSD?  People Talking Stress Decidedly in my therapy groups have it.

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Prioritizing Therapeutic Stress Diversions can Perhaps Take Stress Down.

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An antidote for President Trump Stress Disorder might be meditating on “the opposite of Trump,” as a Person in Therapy Suggested Delicately, yesterday in group.

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Here’s a Published, Thorough, Single, Delineated list of other antidotes:

https://annkoplow.com/2013/03/06/antidotes-for-unhelpful-thoughts/

Previously, Time Showcased Despotism:

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I’m getting PTSD looking at the results on YouTube for “President Trump Stress Disorder,” so here’s one of my current Personal Therapeutic  Stress Dispellers:

Piano, Trumpets, and Singing De-stress.

Prioritizing Thanks Seems Deserved.

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18 thoughts on “Day 2027: PTSD

  1. OH my — I hadn’t heard of that translation of PTSD. I do like the one participants antidote. Nice.

  2. Last night I read a review in the New York Times Book Review of a new book called Little Panic by Amanda Stern, a young woman who’s spent much of her life with anxiety disorder–something common but for most of her life she was misdiagnosed; the people around her looked at everything except how she felt and the review says, “Stern believed herself to be defective, crazy and dumb.”
    What changed is that a doctor listened to her. We should never underestimate the value of simply listening.

  3. Putin Twits Sad Dupe

  4. Our country is too great to fall to one man’s disorder. I hope, Ann.

  5. I went to therapy the week after the election – my guy sees a fair amount of kids and teens – I mentioned how scared I was for young women in particular, and he shared that he had seen a few teen and pre-teen girls who were frustrated, scared and angry. I had to fill out a mental at my last physical, and it asked if I felt sad, frustrated or angry. I circled yes and wrote in, “Have you been watching the news?!?”.

    I’m grateful for a good therapist and access to appropriate pharmaceuticals.

  6. Pristine, Tiger, Special, Diva

  7. Perfect, Timely and Seriously Diaphragm-splitting because of that translation about Trump. But I like the one that says “Prioritizing Thanks Seems Deserved”. 🙂

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  9. Hello Ann. I recently viewed some of your posts and I learned about your struggle with PTSD, I like the twist of humor that you have added to the situation, this post from you was a pleasure to read. I believe that you are a strong person, and you will overcome this situation. If I may ask, do you believe in God? God is our creator and an ever present help in times of need. God has the power to shift our focus away from our past to his unending love for us. If you reach out to him, I am sure that God can help you.

    If you can keep an open mind, here is something that you should try: find a quiet space free from distractions, imagine that Jesus is in front of you, talk to him the way you will with a close friend, tell him how you feel. Beware of sudden distractions when you pray, this is a trick the devil uses to stop us from having focused prayers. You might also get the feeling that God is not there or that you are simply wasting your time, this is another trick that the devil uses to discourage us from prayers. Be focused and tell the lord how you feel. Jesus is there with you and he cares for you, so invite him into your life. Tell Jesus to make your heart his home and to forgive your sins, ask him to pour out his blessings. When you get the answers to your prayers, do not forget to thank God. Also try to maintain a relationship with him, keep telling him how you feel, keep thanking him and finding out about him by reading the bible and obeying it. This way he can remain in your life and continue to work his miracles.

    Here are a few bible verses that you can meditate on for encouragement:

    Isaiah 41:10. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

    Psalm 91:4-6. “He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.”

    Here is a bible verse that you can use to counter PTSD thoughts and sad feelings in general:

    “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” – 2 Corinthians 10: 4 – 5

    With the bible verse above, I suggest that you read it all the time, this way it can serve as a prevention as well for future PTSD thoughts. The thoughts would not go away in one day, but it should go away quickly.

    Remember that God loves you and he wants to connect with you. I would love it if you could give God a chance. Good luck and God bless you, Amen.

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