If you're trying to conquer a traumatic past, and you live with PTSD and Dissociation, then you'll likely be able to relate to my guest on this episode of the podcast, Alexis Rose.
Alexis Rose began her remarkable healing journey in 2009. Sparked by a family tragedy she began to piece together, for the first time, a personal history of abuse and trauma. Supported by her spirituality and writing, as well as family and friends, she has profoundly grown and changed over the years.
While learning to live with the effects of her trauma, and working with the deficits caused by PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder), she has co-authored three inspirational books. Her memoir, Untangled, speaks to the courage, resilience, and triumph over her unimaginable hardship. Her newest book, If I Could Tell You How It Feels is a series of essays and poems about living authentically with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Alexis is an experienced speaker on the topics of living with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. She is also an active blogger who writes about PTSD, Mental Health, and Trauma, with a bit of poetry sprinkled in along the way. She is passionate about bringing awareness to help break the stigma of living with a mental illness, particularly PTSD.
She shares with us some of those skills, and elaborates more on how they helped her then, and still today as she lives with PTSD:
Reach out to family and friends who are safe.
Learn to be vulnerable in your authentic self.
Distraction can make us feel guilty, but it's necessary in healing; color, draw, go for a walk in nature.
Bilateral stimulation, that part of journaling helps keep you grounded in a big way.
Sometimes you just aren't going to be ok...that's ok.
Join us on the show as we discuss these tools, more about her journey as a survivor, and how it came to be that she would write her memoir.
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