Sep 03 2010

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Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors (week ending 09/03/10)

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.

NEW and REALLY COOL: You can now “like” this post, and “share” it everywhere with the touch of a button or two at the end of the linked tweets! Feel free to do any or all of that! (And thanks.)

Standalone Tweets

@InspirationDay “The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work — if you won’t.”

@Tamavista “Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.” ~ Kierkegaard

@Gemma_Stone “Even when you hide your gifts the world aches to experience them.”

@WEPromote “To dream it and not plan it is self-limiting. To plan it and not do it is self-destructive.”

@soulseedz “If you can’t decide what to do, do what makes you feel strong and alive. Do what fills you with joy.”

@Tamavista “The time which we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it.” ~ Proust

@InspirationDay “Truth, and goodness, and beauty are but different faces of the same all.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

@CarePathways “Your life isn’t measured by how you handle burning fires. It’s measured by how you do when there are no fires to extinguish.”

@Tamavista “What you fear this moment is telling you what to do this moment.” ~ Kitamori

@karenkmmonroy “Breathing, breathing, breathing… be with your breath for a minute.”

@lifecruise “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” ~ Joseph Campbell

@Splinteredones “Learned: just as one can note and let go of thought in meditation one can let emotion pass by. Wow. That never occurred to me.”

@karenkmmonroy “The hamster wheel of the mind will stop spinning around if you stop kicking it.”

@ByronKatie “When we try to be safe, we live our lives being very, very careful; and we wind up having no lives.”

@Gemma_Stone “You have far more stamina, resilience and power than you sometimes know.”

@zebraspolkadots “I came to believe that the dreams, desires and hopes that I’d held within myself silently all those years were actually possible to attain.”

@pinwheelgirl “Be who you must.”

Linked Tweets

National Suicide Prevention Week

@afspnational “Sunday (Sept 5) is the start of National Suicide Prevention Week, and World Suicide Prevention Day is Friday (Sept. 10th). Mark your calendars.”
[SEO: See Take 5 to Save Lives: “By taking 5 minutes to get involved and become informed, you will be part of a national movement to save lives.”]

@HealingToolKit Suicide Warning Signs and important for everyone to know: Don’t Avoid the Issue 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

@unsuicide Great forum for suicidal crisis support (www.suicideforum.com)

@CounterSuicide Dangerous connection
[SEO: This is beyond exponentially repulsive. Transcript of NBC Dateline program regarding a man who pretended to be a young female American nurse online, and sought out suicidal people to both urge them to do it on web cam in front of him, and offered detailed instructions on how to do it. He always claimed he was also suicidal and would kill himself “right after you do”. A heroic woman in UK devoted 3+ years trying to get any UK or USA authority to do something about him. Meanwhile, several people directly linked to this man died. BEWARE the online predator who gets off on your pain and suicide.]

The Rest of the Best

@psychcentral Why You May Need to Leave the Mind Behind for Real Change (via @kris_burns)
[SEO: “The truth is, real transformation and change takes a kind of discipline and can be hard work. The mind wants to rebel against this and tell us it’s not true.”]

@goodthingZ One Simple Stressbuster
[SEO: Hint: It’s not exactly about taking a deep breath.]

@zebraspolkadots I developed ways to avoid facing the feelings that went along with the memories. (April 2009 archives)
[SEO: Does this sound familiar? “In my journey I have found that many of the symptoms of PTSD have to do with avoidance. I would attempt to block out any type of stimulation that might trigger the intrusive memories and flashbacks of the life events that were too overwhelming for my mind to cope with.”]

@kris_burns The Quick Guide To Mindfulness
[SEO: Five steps to achieve mindfulness. Sounds easy, but requires a lot of practice!]

@HealingPTSD Depression: Is Critical Thinking Part of the Cure?
[SEO: Discusses the ways our thinking aids and abets depression: all or nothing thinking; disqualifying the positive; emotional reasoning; should statements.]

@psychcentral Creative Mind: Niki de Saint Phalle: Using Art to Express Rage
[SEO: “One consequence of [child sexual] abuse may be deep rage, and art can help deal with that anger and spiritual wounding constructively.” See also the next article below, Expressive Arts Carnival.]

@DrKathleenYoung Have you checked out the Expressive Arts Carnival?
[SEO: This month’s theme: “choose two (and only two) colors and make a painting that represents where you have been mentally for the past week or so.”]

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