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.

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