This is a letter from a follower. He suggested a technique that he received from his grandfather who also suffered from PTSD. I have never done anything like this ,myself but I;m for whatever works and so in that spirit I am sharing this with you. If you chose to try it and it works be sure to get back to us. Below is the letter.
“When I first realized I had a problem I tried talking to my parents. I didn’t
want to seem weak to my wife. My father is a Korean War Vet. His advice was to go seek help from a counselor. That didn’t work for me personally. I still had anger issues and nightmares. I started researching mental illnesses. I thought I was going crazy. I found articles on Vets that suffered shell shock from WWII.
My Grandfather was in WWII so I spent the day with him talking about his war and mine. I learned from him the way to treat myself. He told me he suffered from PTSD too. He gave me encouraging ideas to calm my soul. For my nightmares he told me to take control of my dreams. Become an active participant and change the situation to my liking. I couldn’t believe someone could do that, but you can. I did it. I began small. I learned, or taught myself to do it. I changed the monsters into something else, so to speak. Changed a horrible scene into an open restaurant having dinner with my battle buddies.
I know this sounds stupid, or impossible. I can’t say anyone else has done this. I don’t know. But what I do know is this changed my attitude while I was awake. Yes, the triggers outside in the city still affected me. But I’ve learned over time to settle my mind down. We learn from training to stay calm in battle. This also goes for civilian life as well. Train for calm. I don’t know if any of this makes sense to you. It’s like the list of things to go over for an addict, or alcoholics. You just do it day by day. It’s easier said than done. Find that something that makes you happy or calm and go there in your mind. This is one man’s opinion. It’s helped me for 20 years now.
Please keep my name anonymous. Thank you. “
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