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My head is spinning around....:)
Would these words make sense?:

O-zone ----> Over Zone
I-zone ---> Ideal Zone
U-zone ---> Under Zone

Yeah, that makes more sense! Thanks!

Yeah, it's kinda "therapeutic" words. I was searching for pictures of the windows of tolerance and these words were on all the pictures. Your suggestions are great, but it would be nice to have one word that describes those states.

Btw, Three Roses I love your description: "CPTSD is an injury, not an illness."

Ideas/Tools for Recovery / Re: Yoga
« on: February 03, 2019, 03:20:05 PM »
Reading this post with interest. I've just tried yoga at home, so my opinion may not count. Somehow every time I try it, I fall into dissociation......Was reading an article that said yoga would help you stay out of dissociation.... I'm a bit confused.... Anyone here with another experience?

Hi! I'm trying to explain the window of tolerance for my friend. But I find hyperaroused and hypoaroused a bit wired to use... Is there a more common language that explain these things in a better way?

Suicide Ideation/Self Harm / Re: traumatized in psych ward
« on: January 21, 2019, 09:06:18 PM »
Sorry, I have no answer. But I'm listening to your pain.  :heythere:

Employment / Re: What's next
« on: December 26, 2018, 10:52:29 PM »
Oh, I feel your pain……! Been there. Wish I could help.

You’re writing well. Have you considered working from home with writing or marketing?
There’s some excellent education at

The first month is free. Enough time to learn several new skills. Then you might be a freelancer at Fiverr or something.

That sounded too simplified……..I know…….no green grass or anything, but it might be a start to get you going and get some self-confidence :)
Good luck :heythere:

Ideas/Tools for Recovery / Re: Distress Tolerance Box
« on: December 22, 2018, 06:17:32 PM »
Thanks! This is one of those incredibly useful posts! Nothing really new, but when you really need it, you can't remember it.

Eating Issues / Re: Maybe going inpatient for my eating disorder, deciding
« on: November 25, 2018, 05:36:24 PM »
Wish you all the best! And hope this will calm the storm a bit!

I'm crying a tear for you (which is pretty unusual for me to do).  I've been NC with my mum almost a year and have felt your pain about dealing with FOO, denial, and betrayal. What I have found most helpful, is to have a few trusted people remind me of why I went NC. Along with holding my hand while navigating through the FOO landscape..... Remember, your aunt might need you as much as you need her!

General Discussion / Re: What's your most hidden PTSD symtom?
« on: April 29, 2018, 08:55:02 PM »
I know I can appear extremly normal and functional in social settings most of the time. But I mostly can control when I go out and see people, I control how many times I'm social in a week and for how long I am social. And if I can rest for the next few days.
I struggle with words, I forget words in my mother-tongue and has to use english.

Oh, so recognizable Sceal! I thought it was just me doing these things. Do you often use English in social settings? Do you think in English as well?

General Discussion / What's your most hidden PTSD symtom?
« on: April 13, 2018, 09:39:26 AM »
Read an article recently that hit me hard in the gut. Transelated to english, the title said:

"I have PTSD, and most of my symptoms are hidden"

Oh, so true!
And we work really hard to hide what's going on inside.....
Panic when touched, is one of the things I try to hide......because it's so shameful....
What's yours?

Ideas/Tools for Recovery / Re: Music for recovery
« on: March 27, 2018, 10:39:43 AM »
Music is such a great tool in many situations! And it really helps to be mindful about what kind of music you need right now. I have several list and favorite albums for different situations. Right now I'm listening to the soundtracks from the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" film. Lots of power and it makes me smile :)

Therapy / Re: Therapist wants me to relive trauma - don't want to *tw*
« on: March 27, 2018, 10:30:16 AM »
Stabilization and safety first! That's the most important step in therapy. A good enough therapist will never push your limits more than you can handle!

Glad you had the courage to change t! 

Therapy / Re: The elephant in the room
« on: March 27, 2018, 10:16:12 AM »

Does anyone know why such exhaustion exist after a big emotional drain?

If you've been carrying a big elephant for a long time, it certainly will drain you out! And letting it out for the first time might show your body that it has good reasons to be exhausted.

My T often points out that it takes a lot of effort to hold our emotions in and carry so much--much more effort than we are aware of.  So, once we sort of let it go, we finally feel the exhaustion.  She'll often refer to it as emotional energy or trying to contain holding in emotional energy.  ???

Wise therapist!

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