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Sep 17 2010

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Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors (week ending 09/17/10)

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

@SavvyBabii “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” ~ Henry Ellis

@docmarion “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” ~ James Baldwin

@LZeefe “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” ~ Nido Qubein

@zebraspolkadots “When boundaries are unclear walls become our safety.”

@FredCuellar “Anxious doesn’t have enough information.”

@PsychDigest “Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.” ~ Michael Pritchard

@zebraspolkadots “By embracing thoughts that fueled the belief that I was helpless to be different — I was.”

@Quotes4Writers “In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.” ~ Anonymous

@SabineBraun “We won’t even attempt to achieve what we do not believe at a deep level we can have or deserve.” ~ Ruth Ross

@WEPromote “Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi

@TommyTenney “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

@CariLMurphy “Imagine what this world would be like if we all approached every person and situation with the intention of empowering them.”

@soulseedz “Set your standard to the highest level of love, generosity, compassion, forgiveness, and acceptance.”

@LillyAnn “I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” ~ Jung

@paxisjourney “Today I’m focusing on remembering that I’m a Human Being not a Human Doing.”

@ShiftYourLife “Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.”

Linked Tweets

@akvet Excellent summary descriptions of different approaches to treating PTSD
[SEO: This U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs document is every bit as valid a starting place for non-veterans to gain basic information about PTSD treatment options, regardless of the source of trauma. This may also be a helpful overview for family members, including the section on family therapy, to further their understanding and support.]

@CausesEffects It’s Yoga Month: Stretch your mind
[SEO: What yoga is, and isn’t. Good starter information, and apparently since it’s Yoga Month, lots of yoga studios are offering freebies. Can’t hurt to ask!]

@goodthingZ 7 Benefits of Being Open Minded
[SEO: “When you open your mind, you free yourself from having to be in complete control of your thoughts.” Letting go of control and allowing vulnerability are both tough ones for trauma survivors — which is probably a good argument for why we should give it a try — but with a backup safety net, the first couple of times.]

@zebraspolkadots Seeking and living my “truth” vs the truth of another…
[SEO: I would like this even if it wasn’t based on a quote included in last week’s Favorite TweetStuff! (Thanks, Susan!) It’s about believing in your own search for your own truth, as opposed to latching onto — or being latched onto by — someone else who proclaims they have found it. Trauma survivors may be especially susceptible to the latter.]

@Lissarankin What It Means To Forgive
[SEO: An intriguing essay, as it’s — paradoxically — not at all determining “what it means to forgive”. The author offers good questions to ponder, and you need to decide for yourself. Other than a brief reference to The Course in Miracles, the essay is non-religion based.]

@GudrunFrerichs Newsletter: Coping when the going gets tough
[SEO: Dr. Gudrun Frerichs (New Zealand) specializes in treating trauma. Her newsletter includes eight articles dealing with various aspects of coping, and a good selection of other links to follow.]

@goodthingZ 7 Steps to Help You Master the Art of Saying No
[SEO: “…when delivered with thought and care, this one tiny word opens magnificent spaces in our lives, allowing us the time to pursue truly meaningful activities and use our talents for the highest good.”]

@kris_burns Mindfulness as Therapy: Your Personal GPS (via The Therapist Within)
[SEO: “So even if you’re generally feeling down or stressed, if you mindfully check-in with yourself and actually see what you notice just now, moment by moment, you may find that there’s also islands of reprieve from the pain. Pools of clarity.”]

@zebraspolkadots “Boundaries”….A “Good Thing” …anyone could take what they wanted…or force me to “give it up”
[SEO: Part of a series about boundaries, be sure to read the others linked also. Good stuff!]

@ssanquist Finally, Someone Agrees: Anger is Normal (via Kellevision)
[SEO: Per the author, anger is an emotion; rage, violence, and destruction are a choice to express anger in unhealthy ways. The anger itself is not unhealthy. “Anger is your self defense. It’s what announces in your head that you have had enough. It tells you when your rights or your boundaries have been violated. It tells you when you have been disparaged or abused, maligned or manipulated. It is the emotion that screams for justice or cessation. Take it away and you are defenseless.”]

@iHerb 7 Steps to Nurturing Your Inner Self
[SEO: Explores the ways in which an “inner nurturing parent” can help you learn how to nurture yourself. (A good offset against my “inner you’re no good critical parent”, which I still hear from far too much.)]

@Homburg The Stress Daily is out! Top story: Top 21 Anxiety Grounding Techniques
[SEO: Paper.li is a relatively new phenomenon. It appears that you select a number of people on Twitter who post on the unifying topic, and every 24 hours Paper.li produces a daily “newspaper” featuring links and blurbs that those people have tweeted, including embedded videos. If there’s a flaw, it’s that the people sometimes tweet on other topics! But still, the concept is interesting. This one is devoted to “stress”.]

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