Thoughts Feelings

Someone suggested I read “How the Body Keeps Score” By Bessel van der Kolk M.D. While looking for the book I came across this web site about The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma where Maria Popova quotes  Dr. Van De Kolk.  Being tightly wrapped up for self-preservation sums it up for me

“The more people try to push away and ignore internal warning signs, the more likely they are to take over and leave them bewildered, confused, and ashamed. People who cannot comfortably notice what is going on inside become vulnerable to respond to any sensory shift either by shutting down or by going into a panic — they develop a fear of fear itself.”   By Dr. Van De Kolk

Seems this website or Facebook, or other social media locations are a simple way of reaching out to others without truly making any connections.  It is far safer that way.

Time is your friend because you will grow too old to remember what did happen in your life.

If you want to talk about feelings these are the single words MST Victims FEEL every day.

A group of 1,400 victims of MST were asked to give one word that describes how they feel. These are to top answers.

  • Abandon
  • Afraid
  • Alert
  • Alone
  • Anger
  • Angry
  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal
  • Betrayed
  • Broken
  • Calculated
  • Changed
  • Chaos
  • Confusion
  • Damaged
  • Dead
  • Defeated
  • Denial
  • Depression
  • Destroyed
  • Dirty
  • Disbelief
  • Disorientation
  • Disrespected
  • Distrusting
  • Dreaming
  • Drowning
  • Emotional shock
  • Exhausted
  • Fear
  • Flashbacks
  • Guilt
  • Heartless
  • Helpless
  • Iceberg
  • Invisible
  • Isolated
  • Lifeless
  • Loneliness
  • Lost
  • No Reality
  • Numb
  • Overwhelmed
  • Physical stress
  • Pissed
  • Powerless
  • Powerlessness
  • Repulsed
  • Responsibility
  • Sad
  • Sadness
  • Scared
  • Sense of vulnerability
  • Shame
  • Stuck
  • Survived
  • Suspicious
  • Tarnished
  • Terrified
  • Tired
  • Trapped
  • Unimportant
  • Unlovable
  • Unloved
  • Untrustworthy
  • Unworthy
  • Useless
  • Violated
  • Weak
  • Weakness
  • Wicked


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