Monday, February 1, 2021

Footloose kick out PTSD blues

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
February 1, 2021 

***the following is a challenge to everyone***

Think changes can't happen by thinking about it a different way? Wouldn't it be great if you could just kick out PTSD blues? Well then pack its bags and call the movers, even if it is just for a little while. It is time for you to cut loose....footloose!

There is so much to take away from this movie, other than pure entertainment. For me the thing that stuck out was, it was about what PTSD can do to people after suffering trauma.
(Footloose) Wanting to show his friends the joy and freedom of dance, Ren drives Ariel, Willard, and Ariel's best friend Rusty to a country bar 100 miles away from Bomont. Once there, Willard is unable to dance and gets into a jealous fight with a man who dances with Rusty. On the drive home, the gang crosses a bridge where Ariel tells the story about how her older brother died in a car accident while driving under the influence of alcohol after a night of dancing. The accident destroyed her father, and prompted him to persuade the town council to enact strict anti-liquor, anti-drug, and anti-dance laws. Ariel begins to openly challenge her father's authority at home. Ren decides to challenge the anti-dancing ordinance so that the high school can hold a senior prom.


PSALM 30:11

"You turned my wailing into dancing, you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy!" 

The whole town was suffering from the loss this family felt. All it took was for someone to show them a differing way of looking at joy...and yes, he even quoted the Bible verses about dancing with joy.

Healing PTSD has to involve your mind, your soul and your body. This is a great way to treat all three and stress out in a good way. Get the stress out of your, even if it just for a little while.

Play a game where you hear "kick off your Sunday shoes" and replace it with kick out PTSD blues! Then chair dance or actually get up and move your body. Even if you are just jumping up and down. Feel some joy to remind yourself of what feeling good feels like! 

First, we got to turn you around
Second, you put your feet on the ground
Third, now take a hold of your soul
I'm turning it loose, footloose
Kick out PTSD blues

Remember, it is your life...get in and drive it!
#BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

Been working so hard
I'm punching my card
Eight hours, for what?
Oh, tell me what I got
I gotten this feeling
That time's just holding me down
I'll hit the ceiling
Or else I'll tear up this town
Tonight I gotta cut loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise
Pull me up off my knees
Jack, get back
C'mon, before we crack
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
You're playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Dig way down in your heart
You're burning, yearning for some
Somebody to tell you
That life ain't passing you by
I'm trying to tell you
It will if you don't even try
You can fly if you'd only cut loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Ooh-wee, Marie
Shake it, shake it for me
Whoa, Milo
C'mon, c'mon let's go
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
cut footloose
(Oh-oh-oh-oh) cut footloose
(Oh-oh-oh-oh) cut footloose
First, we got to turn you around
Second, you put your feet on the ground
Third, now take a hold of your soul
I'm turning it loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise
Pull me up off my knees
Jack, get back
C'mon, before we crack
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
Footloose, (Footloose), footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise
Pull me up off my knees
Jack, get back
C'mon, before we crack
Lose your blues
Everybody cut, everybody cut
Everybody cut, everybody cut
Everybody cut, everybody cut
(Everybody) Everybody cut footloose

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Dean Pitchford / Kenny Loggins
Footloose lyrics © Sony/atv Harmony, Sony/atv Melody, Milk Money Music

And this one is just for fun too!

The challenge is to film yourself doing a dance to this song and saying KICK OUT PTSD BLUES.
Then put the link to it on PTSD Patrol Facebook page as a comment,
This is to change the conversation from suffering to healing!

Here is mine with Murray...keep in mind that I have a bad back!

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