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Start your group: Is not that complicated at all. Focus on feelings and being. It is about letting go, accept. Small groups has so much to offer and even for those who are in therapy. It unites. Being social is the key and also express and share feelings

If you want some help with items for a (Complex) PTSD supportgroup look up the theme's summed up below. A support group can be crucial for combating isolation, having people who understand what your dealing with emotionally and towards important others. The importance of peer groups or special PTSD groups is often that big, that it will give the courage to share and feeling not being abandoned or isolated. 

I will come up with more subjects in the coming period, so visit this page now and then. So this page will be subject to changes and improvements


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Writing about myself and what I know through contacts with other male victims is that many, as a result, doubt about their sexual orientation. They are emotionally confused. Some may swing between disgust and repeated shame and between being to much occupied with sexs. A boy who is abused is often afraid not to be believed, by schoolmates, friends and men, so they are expected to be tough, strong, enterprising and strong.

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Addiction and trauma often go together. It often happens that an addiction is linked to trauma-related anxiety. The Current Psychiatry Reports Journal shows that people who seek treatment for an addiction in more than 50% of the cases fit the criteria for diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Assertiveness versus revictimization
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Assertive means that you take into account your feelings and needs. It also means that you say what you want and also from your partner, your friends and others. Imagine your partner does something you do not like. You may get angry, but perhaps it is more convenient to say "I do not like how you do, I would like to ...." Male victims are less likely to think that they are victims of someone or a situation again.

Emotions and feelings
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Traumatized people almost always have trouble recognizing their feelings. This comes first because they have often grown up with people who said things like: 'Do not feel that' or 'Big boys / girls do not cry' or 'You always have to control' or 'What does it matter that you are sad? 'or' Do not act like that 'and' You have no right to feel your sister or something like that '.

Fear condtioning
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First of all, some psychology about how anxiety arises in the brain and which anxiety disorders there are. I will deliberately keep it simple with a number of examples. Then I make clear how you can practice learning how to deal with your fear and how you will notice over time that it will be less, so that you will no longer avoid and be less hindered.

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Trauma destroys twice: the second time through silence. Learn to speak out without feeling yourself responsible for what happened to you. Break through the silence. Positive embarrassment can help to open eyes that were closed to initiate something: critical self-examination, the will to avoid the wrong, a new direction. Making sure that we are aware of our own behavior and regret and make a connection.

Physical Complaints 1
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In PTSD the body also reacts: years of suppression of emotions, fear and avoidance, can cause the body to become overloaded. This has often already happened before the actual diagnosis is made. For example, chronic stress is linked to diabetes 2, overweight, digestive complaints, cardiovascular diseases and even cancer, among other things due to the overproduction of cortisol.

Physical complaints2
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Miranda Olff, head of the Center for Psychological Trauma at the AMC and specialized in research into the psychobiological aspects of traumatic stress, says the following: the so-called unexplained symptoms after a traumatic experience are not only often easy to explain, but also well understandable, says Olff. Many traumatic events have direct physical consequences. But people with physical trauma sometimes develop years of physical complaints in which the connection with the physical trauma is not clear.

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What is a trigger? How is it possible that you are triggered by something? What does that mean exactly? Which mechanism is there behind? And how do you get rid of it? The translation of the English to trigger is: to go off, to move, to unleash. We usually understand triggering under triggering. Something, an event, touches you in such a way - you trigger, that you change it, end up in a different state of feeling.

In therapy
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Due to the increasing attention for (complex) PTSS there are also "therapists" who offer EMDR, but have little or no education or do not even have the title psychologist or therapist - which being a therapist, so far everyone can wear, creates the danger of emotional repetition or damage due to incompetence by lay therapists offering EMDR. In other words, ask if someone has a official registration.

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If you suffer from some form of PTSD, the stress hormone system may be in a state of disbalance or edgy or alarm. By this I mean that your stress hormone household is not normalized. In fact, biologically PTSD is a stress disorder. Long-term stress can lead to physical complaints, such as migraine, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, sleep problems and so on.

Feeling numb
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Many will probably agree, how often people with (complex) PTSD are not aware of his / her feelings. That is why I want to advise you to write down a number of things at certain moments of the day. The bottom line is that you concisely describe how you feel and then in particular a number of basic feelings, such as being afraid, angry, happy, sad.