You have suffered a severe event that has had negative impact on your quality of life, perhaps a number of such events. Maybe you can’t sleep, or want to sleep all the time. Maybe you have intrusive thoughts or flashbacks to times of pain, shock and stress, or nightmares. Your relationships and your career may be disrupted. Your confidence in yourself is shaken. The world itself seems a dimmer, sadder, less hopeful place.
What does this mean? Do you have PTSD? Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosis that covers a range of symptoms you may have after a traumatic event or series of events. In fact, whether you fit the criteria for a diagnosis of PTSD or not, your traumatic experience can cast a lasting shadow over your life.
There are those who will tell you that PTSD is a life sentence, that the best you can hope for is learning to cope with it and manage your symptoms, but there are ways of truly getting past these events and re-emerging from the shadow, even stronger than you were before.
Many people have lives impacted by traumatic events, even people who are outside the requirements for a diagnosis of PTSD. If you have had an experience, or series of experiences, that haunt you, find out if Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is right for you.
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