Motor City Hypnotist – PTSD Part 1 – Episode 77

In this episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast, failure is an option.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Intrusive memories

Symptoms of intrusive memories may include:

· Recurrent, unwanted distressing memories of the traumatic event

· Reliving the traumatic event as if it were happening again (flashbacks)

· Upsetting dreams or nightmares about the traumatic event

· Severe emotional distress or physical reactions to something that reminds you of the traumatic event


Symptoms of avoidance may include:

· Trying to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event

· Avoiding places, activities or people that remind you of the traumatic event

Negative changes in thinking and mood

Symptoms of negative changes in thinking and mood may include:

· Negative thoughts about yourself, other people or the world

· Hopelessness about the future

· Memory problems, including not remembering important aspects of the traumatic event

· Difficulty maintaining close relationships

· Feeling detached from family and friends

· Lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed

· Difficulty experiencing positive emotions

· Feeling emotionally numb

Changes in physical and emotional reactions

Symptoms of changes in physical and emotional reactions (also called arousal symptoms) may include:

· Being easily startled or frightened

· Always being on guard for danger

· Self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much or driving too fast

· Trouble sleeping

· Trouble concentrating

· Irritability, angry outbursts or aggressive behavior

· Overwhelming guilt or shame


The Story Of Clint Malarchuk

Malarchuk TED TALK


“My mind is like a bad neighborhood. I don’t go there alone!”

You are not alone. Do not suffer in silence. You don’t have to be unhappy. You can be healthy, happy and productive.



PTSD, part 2


Change your thinking, change your life!

Laugh hard, run fast, be kind.

David R. Wright MA, LPC, CHT

The Motor City Hypnotist