With PTSD and Other Trauma, How Do We Measure Success?

Emotional Sobriety: Friends & Lovers

PTSD is an individual experience. We have similar yet different symptoms In order to recognize improvement, we must learn roadways along the journey.

1.  From Win Over PTSD: “Signs That You’re Healing Your PTSD”:

This is the list of seven criteria for having resolved trauma. It was created by Claudia Black, Ph.D.

1. The physiological symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder have been brought within manageable limits.

2. The person is able to bear the feelings associated with the traumatic memories.

3. The person has authority over his/her memories. He/she can elect to remember the trauma and to put that memory aside.

4. The memory of the traumatic event/s is a coherent narrative, linked with feeling.

5. The person’s damaged self-esteem has been restored.

I think healing in ourselves often goes unnoticed. It’s nice to have these concrete signs to let us ponder the ways in which we may be healing…

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