Show 135a Traumatic Stress in Times of Chaos, A Pebble in the Road

In case you didn’t know or haven’t heard, there is traumatic stress. This is a bonus pebble in the road.

Some of us have been caught between a rock and a hard place. Especially when what we experience is being discounted, disrespected and used for power and glory.

This is not a political statement. It is a fact that base level human beings attack other people and intentionally harm them for personal profit.

But even people who experience trauma have access to power, the power to engage in our healing and restoration.

There are three resources mentioned, well yeah more than three plus some ideas, once you get past the pre-ramble.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America page on post traumatic stress disorder, talks about symptoms and treatment options. There is also a screening quiz to help you figure out if you have PTSD. You don't have to be a veteran to experience PTSD.

Grounding is a way to center yourself in the moment. But if in the moment you want to throw a brick at your television or phone you might need to move something to help you get that anger out. has a very good set of pages on PSTD, traumatic stress and more.

In episode 122, I mention a grounding technique with Cha-Cha beat. Along those lines, this is a quick video showing a relaxation technique called progressive muscle relaxation. One of many but this is short and it does teach you how to do it.


Just a bite more about grounding. Dr. Stephanie Cortes has an easy grounding exercises to calm the nervous system. Because sometimes your job is to stay in the present, not the past.

The Love is Respect site is designed for teens but apparently the older generation needs some help about understanding that forcing yourself on another person is not sport or boys at play.

For those in need of specialized help, consider visiting the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, to keep it on the down-low, use your privacy browser window or your smartphone's privacy browser mode for privacy concerns.


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