PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

We all experience stress, and recovery is a natural process that takes time and often doesn’t require any assistance. However, certain traumatic and frightening events trigger a reaction which can last for months, years, decades and even a lifetime.

This is post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD for short, it presents both physically and psychologically. Research shows that around 30% of individuals who experience traumatic events will manifest PTSD.

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Stop your Anxiety

Anxiety often starts as a build up of worrying thoughts followed by, feeling overwhelmed and then the physical symptoms begin. Sometimes the worry can even leads to a full-blown panic attacks… and they’re horrible.

Occasionally you notice the physical symptoms first because you’re unaware that your subconscious mind (that’s the emotional, memory filled part) is going over and over something that’s happened in your past – that you fear will happen again.

The attacks usually produce heart palpitations, extreme sweating, blushing, shaking, nausea and sometimes if you’re really unlucky… actual vomit.

If you’re beginning to panic while at home, here’s what to do:

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Supercharge your Networking Mindset

Your first major challenge to effective networking is to understand that networking is not inherently sleazy.

I know both men and women who have this particular opinion. When you’ve been raised in a way that encourages modesty and humility – you may feel particularly averse to networking because it is sometimes thought of as a combination of bragging about yourself and using people.

Some people that I’ve spoken to actually feel dirty after engaging in ‘instrumental networking’ (i.e., networking with the goal of advancement).

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