While Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is inextricably linked in the public consciousness with military service or time spent in combat zones, miscarriages are one of the leading causes of PTSD. In fact, they are responsible for tens of thousands of women experiencing PTSD symptoms every year.
Through working with people with complex needs, and the experiences helping people find a pathway in the PTSD peer support groups; my story and the reason I’m doing this is that I believe in the power of human resilience, transformation and recovery; you can read my story of resilience and recovery here.
What motivates you? I’m guessing if you’re in the middle of PTSD, not much – Ok, so you have to start to fight back. Simple. You can let all this wash over you, watch everything you have built up crumble, see the person you love leave you, watch your finances implode.
Def: Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors.
Let me tell you a story. A boy is born to hard working, loving parents, he’s happy, nurtured, supported, and developes an outgoing, mischievous character.