Intrusive Thoughts and PTSD
Thoughts and memories–even painful, scary, intrusive ones–are safe and impermanent. They are your brain working perfectly, replaying thoughts and images from the past that were once given a lot of attention.
When you see flashbacks, memories, and intrusive thoughts as the current-moment firings of a well-meaning, well-working brain, there is space to experience them with far less meaning and discomfort.
The resources below, and The Little School of Big Change 6-week course, can show you so much about how your brain is on your side. Intrusive thoughts and flashbacks can come to demand far less attention.
Ask Amy: How do I Stop Intrusive Thoughts?
I have intrusive thoughts that won’t leave me alone. How can I see this differently?
Betty has thoughts that are incredibly disturbing to her. They keep coming back over and over again.
Ask Amy: My brain tells me I have the option to not exist, and it scares me a lot. Can you help?
Jake is caught up in a cycle of fearing a specific, habitual thought, and then trying to prove that thought false.
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"I rediscovered the peace that I’ve always had within me... I still get caught up in my thinking but the world is a much more beautiful, peaceful place to live in now that I know how my experience of it is created.”
“I don't feel the same need to rush in and try and 'fix' every situation when I'm upset or if someone around me is upset. I'm seeing in the most wonderful way that when I allow myself and others some space before jumping in to figure it out in the heat of the moment that solutions to problems naturally arise or there's nothing that needs to be done. It's pretty amazing - so grateful.”
“Amy led me through this understanding in a very simple and accessible way. Not only did I have many great insights, but I saw tangible results in the way I now approach my unwanted habits.”