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March 2015

Grief Relived

Today I went to therapy and Eamonn administered EMDR for the second time. We went through all seven steps for working on one set of related situations. The set included seeing a TSA officer checking IDs and plane tickets, which has been a trigger, and being on the phone answering …

Two steps forward, One step back

Some say that one can never heal completely from PTSD. I had a hard time believing that. But the fact is, PTSD doesn’t just happen from one trauma. It develops over multiple traumas. While I seemed to be mostly healed from the traumas of 9-11, other traumatic events can easily …

Nightmare Effects

One of the hallmark symptoms of PTSD is nightmares. Anyone who remembers having nightmares knows they can disrupt sleep. For PTSD patients, they can happen frequently and worsen already-paralyzing anxiety. I haven’t had many nightmares related to 9-11 that I remember. The one I do remember involved fire. Last night …