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  •  It's not just about avoidance (11+ / 0-)

    The feedback loop I believe is the brain and nervous system trying and choking on the data. Unable to compute it and solve it. So it keeps revisiting the trauma over and over and over.

    I also observe that trying to make PTSD sufferers embrace what this society calls normal behavior is harmful as well. Because you are making the suffering fight instinct and memory built on experience and deny the harm and danger.

    Making them feel unreasonable and out of touch when in fact the opposite is true.

    "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

    by GreenMother on Sun May 25, 2014 at 07:58:12 AM PDT

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