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In recent years the emotional impact that Active Service has on an individual has finally been recognised, and the far-reaching effects of this condition acknowledged.

This acknowledgment is of course a good thing but Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is experienced by some after exposure to high levels of stress, or any situation considered to be life threatening or so frightening that the individual goes into shock, is a condition that can effect the individual many years after the triggering event, often without the individual understanding that they are in fact traumatised. This of course means that apart from serving members that there are potentially many veterans out there dealing with the emotional impact of these early experiences.

The emotional and physical impacts of military life on the individual may be easier to identify while that individual is still a member of the armed forces, but should the individual have left the forces at the time when the symptoms present themselves they may not be aware of the cause, and hence what is triggering their emotional condition in the present.

Some people are simply by their design better at dissociating (blocking out) or dealing with stress than others, and factors such as age, physical well being, personality style, employment type and family/military unit support will also possibly assist them to cope with the riggers of their experiences.

But what happens when there is a fracture in one of the areas that has been enabling the individual to hold it all together and be strong in an incredibly stressful environment?

Sometimes it is then the case that that which we are dissociating from comes into awareness and we begin to develop and experience symptoms.

 Symptoms common to PTSD are

  • Rage/Anger
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of isolation
  • Guilt
  • Sleep problems/Insomnia
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Elevated startle response
  • Emotional numbing (The blocking out of experiences)
My experience of working with serving members and veterans of the armed forces is that many who sit before me are unaware of the impact that their situation has had upon them. Also it is often the case that they are also unaware of how their emotional condition is impacting their relationships with family and loved ones.
The nature of being a soldier, sailor or airman is to be strong and able deal with the task at hand, and to reveal that that is becoming a struggle can ignite feelings of shame within the individual, or even anger at their own perceived failings or weaknesses.
Therapy offers a safe space in which these feelings can be acknowledged, validated and felt for what they are; responses to tremendous stress, anxiety, loss of comrades or even capture.
By acknowledging the experiences that are perhaps behind our recent moods and behaviours we enable ourselves to be more aware in the present, and less driven by the past.

To compliment my work in this area I have achieved a level 3 diploma in working with PTSD and an advanced level 4 diploma in NLP, which can sometimes be useful when working with victims of trauma. I am also trained in EMDR, which some research suggests is useful when working with PTSD.


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