Understanding "the hidden" Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is not only “Fight or Flight” response to tragedy or the war trauma that veterans suffer from.

This hidden PTSD is the result from the unpleasant or difficult situations & experiences that we all have to deal with:

  • Being fired from a job

  • Loosing a loved one

  • Financial issues

  • Daily traffic 

  • Work environment

  • Food addictions (msg, sugar)

  • Body pain

  • Family difficulties

  • Harassment/persecution

  • Secondary trauma

  • Accident

  • And more...

No matter the scale, PTSD negatively influences the choices we make and changes the fabric of who we are:

  • Fear

  • Doubt

  • Insecurity

  • Worry / Anxiety

  • Concern

  • Panic

  • Avoidance

  • Anger

  • Hostility

  • Hyper vigilance

  • Irritability

  • Being distracted

  • Self Loathing

  • Being defensive

  • Being agitated

  • Sadness

  • Frustration

  • Resentment

  • Cynicism

  • Shame

  • Being invisible

  • Voiceless

  • Powerless

  • Vulnerability

  • Loss of confidence

  • Distrust

“To heal trauma, stress or depression it is necessary to work with the emotional brain via the body, instead of only using therapies that impact the cognitive brain.”


Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, The instinct to Heal