PTSD Recovery Tip: Expect Progress To Come When You Least Expect It

Lots of fun PTSD recovery tips today (plus big news about how you can receive FREE PTSD recovery support)!

As my book launch approaches (it’s next week!) I’m finding myself with so much love and ideas to share with you. I also this past week interviewed Belleruth Naparstek, author of INVISIBLE HEROES: Survivors and How They Heal, for a future episode of YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA — wait ’til you hear what she said about PTSD recovery! (I’ll give you a hint: The answer is, YES!)

So now, for today’s tip on how to heal symptoms of posttraumatic stress (well, how to move toward healing, anyway):

Expect Progress To Come When You Least Expect It — Or: Don’t look for results, just do the work.

I worked and worked and worked to release the past — it didn’t happen as easily or quickly as I hoped and expected! And then one day things started happening. I think it’s sort of like working out: for a while your body’s just getting used to the new activity and then all of a sudden one day you notice you’re building muscle. Before any of that could happen I had to find someone to work with who I could trust, which I did:

I trust Greg, so I submit to the process of recovery and am surprised that our sessions invigorate me with conscious and subconscious success. I develop a greater degree of ease in talking and feeling. I leave each session with optimism and rush back each time with the idea I will be rewarded, I will begin to gain weight, my body will become less fragile, my health will be restored through a sort of psychological witchcraft in which I cannot wait to engage. Little by little, the creaky machinery of the mind/body connection, which was shut down and boarded up so many years ago, begins to turn on a well-greased axis. I begin to recognize the existence of my instincts and where and how they reside in the reactions of my body. I begin to practice listening for and gauging the strength of that inner voice. I begin deferring to it on small, insignificant matters. (BEFORE THE WORLD INTRUDED)

Recognizing that I may not be able to predict how and when things would change — and accepting that while trusting that things would change — eased my anxiety about how and when and what I would have to do to begin to feel better.

The same can happen for you. It’s easy to become results focused, but you really need to be work focused; the results will come on their own.

I’m overflowing with tips this week!

Recently I did an interview about PTSD and my own recovery, you can listen to it here: Authentic Health Coach PTSD Interview

This past weekend I was featured on They asked: If today was your last day on earth, what idea would you think it was most important to share? Well, you know me! I had an answer, and it’s all about belief. Check out my thoughts, which include a bonus PTSD recovery tip, here.


PTSD Memoir Jacket ImageMy PTSD recovery memoir will be released on April 25th! That’s just a little over a week away and wait ’til you see what a party you and I are going to have! FREE with your copy of the book you will receive over $1,000 in PTSD support resources. How cool is that? I asked my colleagues to do something really special for you and they came through for me in a HUGE way. Check out all the book launch goodies here.

You can read a part of how I healed posttraumatic stress disorder today by downloading a part of the book here.


 Click here to join me on Thursday night 7:05-8pm EST

All through the month of April we’re discussing hope for post-trauma recovery. Click here to see my upcoming guests on YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA.

This week a doctor from Life Extension Magazine will discuss how a holistic supplement can help get rid of unwanted memories. Then,  I’ll be chatting with a humor specialist about how she reconnected to her funnybone after trauma.

Also this week: I’ll be making a BIG announcement about how you can benefit from FREE trauma support, so listen in!

Special this week:  Click here for more info and to listen live, PLUS: receive a free 3-month subscription to Life Extension Magazine.

Want ideas about how to deal with depression, change, and healing? Want to know how to find treatments that work and proof that your past can be overcome?

Listen to past episodes of YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA here.



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