For those of you who just landed on this page and need a brief outline of what PTSS is, here is a quote from MentalHealth.net.
All forms of post-trauma response are typically characterized by the presence of three classes of symptoms.
First, the post-trauma victim typically experiences intrusive memories of the traumatic event. Intrusive recollections may occur during waking hours or sleep (in the form of repetitive vivid recreation nightmares involving the trauma).
Second, the post-trauma victim makes efforts to avoid exposure to anything that might cause them to recall the trauma they experienced.
Third, the post-trauma victim typically shows an exaggerated startle response and heightened anxiety levels. As a result of these sorts of symptoms, experienced on a consistent basis day in and day out, PTSD can be a very debilitating condition. VIA Introduction to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder [sic]
I curate what I believe is a selection of high-quality videos with messages that help everyone who listens. Isn’t that really what life is all about – helping each other? So it is my sincere desire that you find something in these videos that helps you in some way. They help me and that’s the only reason why I curate them for others.
After all, together we light the way! 🔥
So, please use this PTSS playlist to learn more about Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome. Also, please contact me if you want your video or even someone else’s added to this list. I am always available to add new resources to this list and this site.
To get started, click on the top-right corner of the video below. This gives you a drop-down menu of all the videos in the playlist.
My Go-to Resource for Knowledge
One of the possible symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome is that some find it hard to read books for more than a few minutes at a time. This is why, over the years, I naturally migrated towards video watching for my own personal knowledge and entertainment.
I strongly believe that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. That has been the case in my life – especially in times of dire stress. During those times, a wonderful lesson appears and in hindsight makes the experience worth every minute. This has proven to be true time and time again in my life.
With the help of EMDR therapy, daily meditation of various types, good healthy eating, and regular exercise, I’ve been able to begin reading books again for the first time since I was in college in the 1970s! But I still love to watch documentaries and videos as my go-to source to keep learning.