The #1 Human Emotional Need is Affirmation.
The #1 way to give the gift of affirmation is to be a skilled active listener.
Active listening is the skillful act of affirming another person, while investigating their feelings with care and compassion.
Using an investigative communications model known as the Pain Funnel, you can be a world class listener. ***the pain funnel is a TM intellectual property of Sandler Training*** I hope they don't mind that I've adapted it for this purpose. Please don't sue me!
Places to Volunteer:
Local Food Bank, homeless shelter, teaching Adult Literacy, teaching child literacy, walking shelter dogs, ...
Activities better than TV, or social media: Any course, cooking, auto-repair, another language, the gym, ....
This is a long hard road....it's a good road, but it is not an easy one. It takes you to a good place, but not without a whole lot of effort. Trauma recovery is about the journey...there isn't a destination of "cured"
N, Christie created the "Sunshine Quilt", which was gifted to me in May of 2017. I'm incredibly blessed and grateful to receive such an amazing gift.
Thank you to all the Quilt of Valour Quilters for the amazing love, effort, and care you put into every stitch of each quilt. Your love is felt.
Operational stress INJURY, is a term I prefer to PTSD, because it is more accurate. It is an injury, not a sickness.
You are not alone. Listen to this episode, and see if you can relate. Please leave comments, and share a link to this show on social media, or text it directly to someone who may benefit.
***Discaimer*** In this episode, I used the acronym TBI as interchangeable with PTSD. This isn't accurate. The effects are similar, but not the same, and the modality of injury is not exactly the same. Oopsy! Remember, I am NOT a clinition. I'm working hard to get the details right, but will miss the occasional tid-bit like this one. The message however is the same.
Bottom line on this episode....and OSI / PTSD, is an INJURY, not a sickness, or disorder.
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