This book has been created as a peer based recovery service to educate the readers on the effects of trauma such as P.T.S.D. You will learn coping skills and mindfulness techniques that will allow you to overcome anything in your way and lead a happier, healthier, and more productive life.
Awareness is a key element in recovery, sometimes even the smallest things make a difference. At first glance I added an awareness challenge, can you spot it?
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About the Author
I'm a U.S. Army Veteran, criminal justice major, and a Peer Support Specialist. I had a life unlike most, I lost my parents when I was young, and some other very influential people in my life along the way. I have lived in some of the worst places as a child and I hit rock bottom about 10yrs ago becoming a homeless Veteran. With the VA's help I began to realize I have been living with P.T.S.D. most of my life. I eventually removed myself from the homeless situation with my families help and began to rebuild my life. I began to study martial arts Shaolin Kempo Karate and Ninjitsu to build up my self esteem and studied grounding and mindfulness techniques, cognitive therapy, breathing techniques and mental awareness skills. As I was preparing myself for a lifelong commitment of helping others, I came to realize that one of the most disturbing trends these days is the increase of distress across environments that were once considered safe. No safe havens exist now; we must become and provide the safe haven for ourselves if we are to truly cope with the traumas in our lives. For those that do not know how to create their own safe haven or need assistance getting out of their current abusive situations it is my hope that what I learned will help to provide long term solutions to families be it veteran's or civilians that are subjected to P.T.S.D. and require help to rebuild their lives. I still live with some trauma now and then, who doesn't? For instance I broke up with my sons mom a little over a year ago, I hardly see the little girl I raised for 3 years of her life, whom I still consider my daughter and I see my son on the weekends, both of these tare a whole in my heart bigger than Texas but I cope with it and cherish every moment with both of my children. I learned the coping strategies I teach to others to help me deal with the trauma in my life be it recent or 30+ years ago, because we may be able shut the doors on our past and we may be able to block them out of our thoughts, we may even be able to take medication to ease the pain. But, in order to truly overcome the trauma in your lives, and in my own life, is to have long term solutions through meditation, positive thinking, confidence building talking with someone you can trust, and other grounding techniques and coping skills; not just band-aids to cover up the wounds.