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maset22

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I am working on my CPT. Just started. What jumps out on me is the differential from an assertiveness person, to a person that is afraid. what I see is a pattern from 1991. Imagine being borne and grew up in a town, going back to bury a love one, and feeling venerable because I don't have my weapon with me. Now I substituted that for my schutzhund; at the same time I had to sell my puppy due to my disability. Even thou I know it is impossible to trian a dog, my mind is still looking for that protection with two dogs this time. What is the draw back for been too long on my CPT, Cause I have Issues. Anyone has any more advice? I read somewhere were an attack in battle is just a part of war. So how can I turn their normal attack into my PTSD reality.

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maset,

The best way I personally deal with PTSD issues are:

1) I have it - it is a part of me for life

2) I avoid things and place's that are triggers for me

3) I TRY to remember that I am always working on "normal"

ways to react to trigger's, situations, dreams etc..

4) I forgive myself when I screw up

5) Eventually I forgive other's when they screw up

jmho,

carlie

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Yes Sister, I hear you. But while I am working on it for the therapy sessions, it opens up things that you thought were automatic, like discipline of my kids. so many mistakes. lucky I haven't lost them. when we bring trust. were I put that. OK. there is a bond we share. But what about those that peddle their status in the military for forty silver coines, And then VA itself. This is my CPT that is briging all this up. I have it. Now I got to prove it?

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