Apr 30 2010

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Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors (week ending 04/30/10)

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

@LZeefe “No wind is of service to him that is bound for nowhere.” ~ French Proverb

@Tamavista “Life has a meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.” ~ Saint-Exupery

@NewMindMirror “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” ~ John Cage

@BIGstLittleCity “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” ~ Raymond Lindquist (via @CindyAshton @ssanquist)

@MindfullyChange “Do unto others what makes you both free.” ~ Buddhist proverb

@CarePathways “The reality of the other person is not in what he reveals to you, but in what he cannot reveal to you.”

@XtyMiller “History, despite its wrenching pain, can’t be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” ~ Maya Angelou (via @rcinstitute @joyful76)

Linked Tweets


@DrKathleenYoung What is Trauma? and The Impact of Trauma

@rcinstitute The Missed Diagnosis of PTSD

@HealMyPTSD Complex-PTSD is not in DSM-IV but our community knows it does exist. A good overview here of causes, symptoms

@PromisePlace PTSD and Children of Survivors
[SEO: Includes discussion of how both children of survivors and those of war veterans are exposed to their parent’s PTSD. Another fine article on the Sidran Institute website.]

@PeterBrownPsy Can training soldiers to meditate combat PTSD? #mindfulness

The Best of the Rest

@GoodthingZ 33 Ways to Be Childlike Today

@comingoutofdark OMG! This is one of the best articles on mental illness ever – Mental Health Matters: The struggles of a pop-star musician
[SEO: And not about whom you might think.]

@psychcentral Challenging Negative Self-Talk

@drcmblake 25 Tips To Rocket Your Self-esteem (via @wileyccoyote)

@greythinking New Grey Thinking post: The “I don’t knows”
[SEO: Anyone who’s been in therapy any length of time will probably recognize their self in this post; all the unspoken meanings behind saying “I don’t know” to one’s therapist. On the plus side, we who do this in therapy are creative. :) ]

@drcmblake 10 Ways to Bring Meaning into Your Life and Integrity: How to measure and improve it

@psychcentral Perhaps the most challenging, yet beneficial thing is learning to accept ourselves

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