PTSD and Identity: A Major Obstacle in Recovery

Hand printPTSD and identity isn’t a topic we talk about much, but the interaction of the two can be a major obstacle in recovery.

Recently I wrote a piece about this; it’s such an important subject I want to share it with you so I’m reposting the piece here, along with an audio training that might be useful to you….

Whether you’ve experienced trauma or Trauma the impact of life’s negative events can leave you feeling ineffective, fearful, sad, depressed, helpless, hopeless and powerless. If any of that describes you then it’s time to learn the first steps to conquering the past and creating your future.


It’s absolutely normal for the past to continue causing pain in the present until you resolve the conflicts trauma puts in place. For example, the conflict between safety and danger, control and chaos, beliefs and lies, who you were (or could have been) and who you now are.


Actually, it’s that last element of identity that creates such a huge obstacle in healing. If you lack a clear and acceptable vision of — and a strong connection to — who you are and want to become then healing feels even more difficult. Without connecting to a solid and comfortable sense of self recovery can lack direction, focus and its effects will be short-lived.


Developing your post-trauma identity transforms your self-perceptions and adds momentum to recovery. In order to do that it helps to understand the role of identity in how you live, why it’s critical that you choose your identity, plus how you can begin to construct a post-trauma identity by making specific choices and taking critical actions.


Long before I wrote Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity I was already talking about these concepts a lot. Listen to this teleseminar replay if you are ready to reclaim control, the key to launching your identity overhaul, plus how to redefine yourself and move into the future with empowered strength, clarity and confidence.


In this audio you will hear:
  • The #1 mistake people make in response to unwanted change
  • How to develop your best asset in personal transformation
  • The most essential action to kickstart reconstructing your identity
  • 3 ways to create change you choose
  • Proof that change you choose is always possible

p.s. We have room for 1 more member in our brand-new, men-only PTSD support group. Spend some time with people who really “get you” while being personally coached to take control of your recovery process and create results. You can make progress and feel better. For information about the group email [email protected] with “Support Group” in the subject line.


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