Overcoming Trauma and PTSD
This is one of those words so often used: Overcoming your condition, your struggles, your suffering, your symptoms, and it is very enticing, seductive, and alluring. The trouble is; it doesn’t work! Even worse still, it perpetuates the condition.
I know this sounds counter intuitive, if not offensive, so let’s explore together the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of it:
The Cycle of Overcoming and How it Keeps You Stuck
Overcoming implies a sense of resistance to what is; an internal place where you don’t want to be; hence, a reaction to it; an effort to try changing it; to try improving on ‘what is’.
When we are overwhelmed by emotional and/or physical stress this is only natural; it is part of a survival strategy.
The trouble with focusing on; wanting to be healthy, on feeling good, remains intrinsically linked to the trauma and overwhelming emotions; it becomes a continuous effort, a constant pre-occupation with being in a different mental state.
This cycle of overcoming has specific features.
Let’s look at the picture below:
It is imperative to be aware of these cyclic build-ups and release processes, before being able to negate and let them go.