Jan 29 2010

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Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors (week ending 01/29/10)

Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors is a weekly Friday feature. My selections are entirely subjective, and I know it will never be possible to include every great resource tweeted. But I can try! I’ve personally read all tweeted links, and believe them to be of great value.

Disclaimer: I am in no way responsible for content found on any other website. Stay safe, and don’t follow links if you believe you might be triggered by them. Also, I will not be re-checking links from older Best Tweets posts, and if the site’s archived URL is different from the one I’ve provided here, you may need to do a search on their site.

Please add your candidates for Best Tweets For Trauma Survivors in the comments.

Standalone Tweets

@monicajane9 “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ~Kahlil Gibran

@LillyAnn There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness ~ Josh Billings

@MindfullyChange Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead ~ James Joyce

@LillyAnn We must carry a torch powerful enough to illuminate our own depths. ~ Rinpoche

@monicajane9 Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh & the greatness which does not bow before children. Kahlil Gibran

@ShipsofSong Do not allow the illusion of the unknown or the fear of change mute or distort your projection of your intent and your desire.

@LeadToday Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed. – Michael Pritchard

@FrumpleQueen “Become a first-rate version of you instead of a second-rate version of someone else.”

@AnnCurry Historian Howard Zinn wanted us to be “more prepared to relinquish the safety of silence..to speak up and..act against injustice..”

Linked Tweets

@AfterSilence Great post!!!! The Trauma Myth via @abyss2hope [SEO: @abyss2hope provides a rational deconstruction of the premise behind the book “The Trauma Myth”. I was grateful for this blog post because the existence of the book just makes me angry. Beware anyone purporting to know “the truth”.]

@ssanquist Very cool post! RT @heidiko44 Whatever happened to Psychotherapy? – A Jungian Rant [SEO: A favorite quote from this article: “If you have not ventured into the darkest recesses of your soul, no treasure shall ever be yours.”]

@DrKathleenYoung New blog post (finally!): Shame and Self-Blame After Trauma

@SarahEOlson2009 #PTSD hits hard no matter what cause. RT @arttherapy My toughest battle – by ex-soldier Andy
followed by:
@SarahEOlson2009 To clarify, #survivors of child abuse, violent crimes, disasters and #veterans all with #PTSD have common ground and expanding sources of support.

@monicajane9 How to sit with depression. Mindfulness of our emotions not same as acting out and not wallowing in feeling bad.

@psychcentral World of Psychology 7 Tips for Making the Most of Online Support Groups

@AfterSilence Thoughts from a Secondary Survivor by @IanKeefe [SEO: I so relate to this, as my husband could have written this about our life together. It’s valuable to understand how the totality of your life affects the ones to whom you are closest.]

@SarahEOlson2009 Fascinating. See ‘dissociation’ :) RT @monicajane9 Hearing voices in your head is so common that it is normal.

@DrShepp Psychotherapy shown to reduce trips to the Emergency Room

@PsychDigest “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” ~Proverb How to escape the grip of worry

@Mindful_Living Finding Hope in the Midst of Depression | Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

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  1. marj aka thriver

    I hadn’t seen this before. This is such a cool idea! Kinda like a “Tweet Carnival!”

    1. Sarah Olson

      That’s a neat idea — a “Tweet Carnival”! Once I get into a more automated routine with these Best Tweets posts, I want to write something for a Blog Carnival. I have to pace myself, I have so many projects I want to jump into right now. Thanks so much for stopping by!


  2. hopefortrauma

    I think this is soo awesome. Thanks for doing this :)

    1. Sarah Olson

      Thanks, Hope! I hated seeing so many neat resources zoom by on Twitter. It leaves it entirely up to chance that anyone will ever see these things. If I can get the process automated more, I can do more. We shall see!


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