PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) according to the National Institute of Mental Health, is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. This is a natural feeling of being afraid during and after a traumatic situation. It is a condition that has affected not only to the person suffering from PTSD but it also affects the people surrounding that person.
And Anna Dowe, a speaker, coach, and author of the upcoming book, “Bent Not Broken: Finding Your Power, Passion, and Purpose” demystifies and brings to light the debilitating mental health condition of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) as a guest host in the Living 365 TV with Priya Ali.
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Having a firsthand experience on the effects of having a love one with PTSD, Anna Dowe shared during the interview Priya Ali:
- The trigger factors for the person suffering from PTSD.
- Realization that there are limited resources for the family of the sufferer of the PTSD.
- The stigma and mindset of having PTSD and common misconception about this mental health condition.
- The challenges Anna faced and how having secondary PTSD impacts her life and how having self-care pulled her through her situation.
- Having an open communication between the sufferer and his/her love ones is one strategy in managing this mental condition.
- Reset your life by sleeping.
- Picking up the behaviour or mimicking your partner’s attitude and symptoms of having PTSD.
- The support system that Anna recommends – such as Caregivers Brigade; finding a counselor or a psychologist; various support systems that can be found in various social media and other organizations in the community addressing the issues of PTSD.
- Understanding and educating oneself about PTSD.
In the same interview, Anna selflessly shared the tools and resources with which family members of the person suffering from PTSD can use to help them find their power, passion, and purpose once again. One of these resources is her book, “Bent Not Broken”, which is a helpful tool that offers hope, strength, and courage for the spouses of PTSD victims, women in particular, by helping them gain control of their lives and rediscover self-worth, self-love, and self-compassion.
Be enlightened about PTSD and learn how to find your own passion, power, and purpose in dealing with this condition HERE.
An enlightening interview on PTSD! We admire your passion, power and purpose, Anne!
Priya Ali, a dedicated entrepreneur and mother of four has led a successful personal and executive coaching practice, Living 365, since 2007. Living 365 is dedicated to enabling dramatic personal and professional growth amongst its clients. Through highly personalized coaching and guidance, Living 365 empowers clients to establish positive, productive thought processes, and behaviours. Living 365 offers a variety of services for individuals, couples, and professional groups, all of which are dedicated to constructive self-reflection and behavioural change. For both personal and professional goals, Living 365 is dedicated to delivering a customized, holistic approach, and measurable results.