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.
@KinderEric “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
@Tamavista “I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.” ~ Montaigne
@Optiongirl “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~ Lao Tzu
@2morrowknight “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” ~ Chinese Proverb (via @Flipbooks @Geek_Goddess1)
@iheartquotes “If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.” ~ Anonymous
@reginaldcuffee “Just as you accepted your limiting beliefs, you have the power to liberate yourself from them.”
@empowermentguru “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ~ Albert Einstein
@Conduru “Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.” ~ Gandhi *”*.♥.*”*.♥.*”*
@angelabisignano “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Unknown
@rcinstitute “TruthfulTuesday: integrity isn’t something you have occasionally; you either have integrity or you don’t.”
@Help0thers “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ~ William Faulkner
@Tamavista “What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” ~ Goethe
@reginaldcuffee “If you must impress someone, impress yourself by being authentic.”
@HealMyPTSD Trauma and PTSD organizations (via @DrKathleenYoung)
[SEO: Good linked list of major sources of information for trauma and PTSD issues.]
@ssanquist When the Shoe Doesn’t Fit
[SEO: Early discussion about finding the right therapist leads into a detailed analysis of what EMDR is really all about.]
@psychcentral You know that awkward feeling you get when realizing your therapist isn’t the one? 7 tips for changing that
[SEO: Should you tell your current therapist it’s not working? Ask for a referral? What are you legally entitled to when leaving a therapist? and other considerations.]
@Cetcetera Grounding Techniques (via @IAmEchad)
[SEO: Grounding techniques are useful when feeling anxious, or spacy/dissociative, or not very real in that moment. For example, try touching something that brings you into the present, like holding an ice cube. Other techniques include ways to distract you till the anxiety passes, such as reading a book, etc. There are probably 200 ideas here. Be proactive about making these grounding techniques happen. Meaning, if you’ll need to hold an ice cube, make sure you always have ice on hand. :)]
@ssanquist The Relational Cost of Trauma
[SEO: Discussion of how the person affected by trauma usually — understandably — copes with and heals from trauma at a slower pace than their friends and loved ones do, even if they are fully aware of what happened to you. They move on while you’re still in the middle of it. This often leads to the very unfair “why can’t you just get over it?” Don’t suffer in silence. Talk to the people in your life about this, or give them a copy of this article.]
@NewMindMirror 20 Ways to Overcome Shyness
[SEO: Lots of good, practical information here. Components of shyness; why we experience it; and how to overcome it.]
@zebraspolkadots Writing a New Ending to the Trauma Experience — I let go of the idea of justice where there was none to be had.
[SEO: This is poignant, moving, and excellent! Some of us will never see “justice” against those who harmed us, or we may still feel completely at the affect of some random external uncontrollable cause, such as a car accident, or being in the wrong place at the wrong time. In either case, it serves you no good purpose to stay stuck there, and it’s liberating to fully accept this.]