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SocialWorkStudent: I saw this recently:
Dismantling these fear structures, bit by bit, is integral to the success of talk therapies. Survivors need to tell their trauma story over and over, under the guidance of a skilled mental health professional, to properly work through it. The unspeakable must be rendered permanently speakable.Engaging in such therapies is no easy task, especially for trauma sufferers, whose natural, and understandable, inclination is to avoid any reminders of their trauma. This instinct to bury trauma and seek less direct treatment is so powerful for victims that many are drawn, instead, to magic bullets such as ketamine, ecstasy and medical marijuana. Such approaches promise rapid relief by offering an altered state of mind, not by getting to the root of PTSD and dismantling its fear structures. Only by acknowledging the need to put memories back in order can survivors restore harmony to the chaos of their memories and thrive in their new normal.
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Rob Spartan in reply to Rcoll52653: The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing From the Frontlines of PTSD Science (Harper) by Shaili Jain, M.D., a psychiatrist and PTSD specialist at Stanford
SocialWorkStudent: A happy picture of me at xmas excited to open this up but I have no memory at all of what it was. wish i did
SocialWorkStudent: If you are reading this and thinking of writing something like 'wow you are sexy' or 'nice pictures' just know I will block you since you are obnoxious and also so unoriginal.
SuaveGuy28: I had a book from 1934 called "The young gentlemen's companion" with various pieces of advice. One was "Do not be forever telling a young woman she is beautiful, for she knows it far more than you" As long as you already know you melt hearts without trying, I never need to remind you!
SocialWorkStudent: someone asked to see me when i was younger. me on the left with one of my only friends from the time