Friday, July 31, 2020

PTSD Patrol: Survivor clings to anchor

PTSD Patrol 
Kathie Costos 
July 31, 2020 

Reminder, part of a series with inspirational videos on healing as a survivor

Today I'm putting up a great video about a survivor of a boating accident and if nothing else, learn that you can be happier than others who never experienced trauma. "What trauma taught me about happiness" Lindsey Roy TEDxKC is the video I am sharing today because as a survivor, I think she summed it up perfectly! #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD
"Why are trauma survivors happier, on average, than lottery winners?" Lindsey Roy

"It is easier to be negative."
Why are trauma survivors happier, on average, than lottery winners? During her recovery from a devastating accident, Lindsey Roy developed ideas and ways of coping that suggest an answer to that question. Learn about her specific methods for overcoming the brain's natural negativity bias, letting go of past expectations, and connecting to a deeper self in the here and now. Lindsey Roy is a brilliant storyteller with a captivating story. A tragic boating accident while on vacation almost claimed Lindsey’s life and left her with an amputated left leg, severely injured right leg and injured right arm. Through a challenging recovery process, Lindsey learned impactful lessons on how to harness disruption and find clarity in the chaos.

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