I have suffered from PTSD, depression, and anxiety for several years, but I have healed myself and no longer suffer on a daily basis like I used to. This is my own experience. I am not a therapist. I don’t know if this will work for everyone and every type of trauma, but I thought I would share just in case it could help one other person on their healing journey.
Remember, it may get worse before it gets better, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You can feel like YOU again! But, only YOU can do your healing and work--not your parents, not your children, not your partner--take responsibility, heal yourself, and SHINE!!!
How I healed myself and reprogrammed my brain:
How does chanting mantras help your brain?
-This practice reduces the limbic activity (fight or flight) and stress response of the brain while increasing the higher executive functioning parts of the brain responsible for traits such as empathy and patience, through the rhythmic repetition of words and phrases along with the vibration of sound.
-Mantras enhance positive alpha, gamma, delta, and the brainwaves—the brainwaves that kick in during relaxation.
-The sound of the mantra literally drowns out the negative voices in our heads. When the negative thoughts are suppressed, the mind has room for positive thoughts.
Method 2: I have positive affirmations around my mirror at home and even on my desk at school. I recite them to myself everyday. I believe these words. We often disregard our ability to train our mind for positive thinking. Through trauma and life experiences we may unconsciously fall and wire ourselves into a negative mindset, but we can change this. It takes practice, but it works if you want it to! I’ll post some of my affirmations in my story.
Lastly, I have the most incredible support. My husband, Chandler, and I have grown so much in this journey together. He has held me in those moments of utter darkness and believed in me when there was no hope left in my world. He has also had the guts to tell me when I am living in the past and trying to bring the past into the present moment instead of letting it stay back where it belongs. He has taught me what it is to be in a healthy, safe, and loving relationship--for that I am eternally grateful.