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C-PTSD: Ways to sit with a feeling


Published on Feb 06, 2024 06:00 AM IST

  • From staying grounded to practicing meditation, here are a few ways to sit with a feeling.

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Published on Feb 06, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder or C-PTSD is a mental condition where a person experiences the symptoms of PTSD along with additional symptoms, such as difficulty in controlling emotions, feeling angry and not being able to trust the people around them. “It takes courage to face our emotions, to sit with them without judgment or the urge to flee. It’s about learning to be present with ourselves, in all our complexity,” wrote Therapist Linda Meredith. (Unsplash)

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Find a comfortable space: It is important to find a secluded place where we will not be disturbed, or our privacy won't be interrupted. (Unsplash)
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Find a comfortable space: It is important to find a secluded place where we will not be disturbed, or our privacy won’t be interrupted. (Unsplash)

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Deep breathing: Deep and slow breathing helps us to make the nervous system feel that it is in a safe space. It helps us to control our emotions and our reactions. (Unsplash)
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Deep breathing: Deep and slow breathing helps us to make the nervous system feel that it is in a safe space. It helps us to control our emotions and our reactions. (Unsplash)

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Mindfulness meditation: Meditation helps us to connect with ourselves and delve deep into understanding the origin of difficult emotions. (Unsplash)
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Mindfulness meditation: Meditation helps us to connect with ourselves and delve deep into understanding the origin of difficult emotions. (Unsplash)

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Stay present: We should turn our attention to the present and stop the mind from wandering off to the past. (Unsplash)
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Stay present: We should turn our attention to the present and stop the mind from wandering off to the past. (Unsplash)

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Stay grounded: using grounding techniques such as feeling the texture of an object or noticing the sensations in the body helps us to feel better. (Unsplash)
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Stay grounded: using grounding techniques such as feeling the texture of an object or noticing the sensations in the body helps us to feel better. (Unsplash)



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