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1. Research shows that our mind wanders about 30% of the time. It occurs regardless of what we are doing – sitting in a lecture, driving the car, cooking dinner, or talking to a friend.

2. Everybody’s mind wanders regularly. It takes concentrated effort to stay on task.

3. Having a wandering mind is different from daydreaming. Day dreaming involves having stray thoughts, random fantasies, or briefly indulges in wishes and “what if” scenarios. In contrast, a wandering mind is where we allow our mind to think about something specific, which is different from the task in front of us right now.

3. A wandering mind can actually be a good thing. It allows part of our brain to focus on one thing while freeing other parts to also think through other goals, responsibilities and tasks.

4. However, a wandering mind can be a bad thing, too. It can cause us to miss important facts and details, and to zone out when something really needs our full, and undivided, attention.

5. Research conducted by the UC, Santa Barbara shows that people whose minds tend to wander more are often more creative and better problem solvers.

ptsdconfessions:

Just letting you all know that our projects group is starting our next film project, so if you’d like to be involved let me know and I will add you to the group!

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ptsdconfessions ptsdconfessions Said:
Asker Anonymous Asks:
Sorry if you posted this before my life has been kind of crazy. What is the film project? hanks
ptsdconfessions ptsdconfessions Said:

That’s okay hun :) At the start of the year I started a PTSD projects group on tumblr which aims to spread awareness and educate people on PTSD. We haven’t done much yet but right now we are working on a film project called ‘A Day in the Life of PTSD’ which is similar in style to the Look Up video. We have only just started so it’s a perfect time for anyone who would like to be involved xx

Just letting you all know that our projects group is starting our next film project, so if you’d like to be involved let me know and I will add you to the group!

selfcareafterrape:

To be diagnosed with PTSD, you have to have a. been through( or witnessed) a traumatic event b.  1 re-experiencing symptom, 2 hyper arousal symptoms, and 3 avoidance ones. 

PTSD does not refer to the immediate things that go on after trauma- that is Acute Stress Disorder. It becomes PTSD after what is considered the ‘normal’ grieving period- so usually after 6 months. 

There a couple of different ‘types’ of PTSD. Delayed onset- which pops up long after the trauma is over, and when memories begin to surface. Complex- which usually is used for people who went through more than one trauma (Childhood survivors, soldiers, ect.) compared to say… a car accident survivor.

Take care of yourselves today, okay?

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ptsdconfessions:

Don’t know if you all remember or not but ages ago we used to post submissions, well if anyone wants to submit a confession, please feel free to. If you want to submit through the ask box, then please specify that it is a submit xx 

Don’t know if you all remember or not but ages ago we used to post submissions, well if anyone wants to submit a confession, please feel free to. If you want to submit through the ask box, then please specify that it is a submit xx 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
can you get ptsd from prison?
ptsdconfessions ptsdconfessions Said:

As long as your experience meets the criteria then I don’t see why not. Just because you are in prison doesn’t mean traumatic things can’t happen - death, assault, etc.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
What is a way to prevent black outs?
ptsdconfessions ptsdconfessions Said:

Hi there, I’m not sure if you are referring to black outs as in fainting or as in dissociation, so I’ll give you some tips for both :)

Fainting

  • Recognise the signs of how you feel before you pass out
  • When you start recognising these things sit (leaning your head forward) or lie down, take deep breaths and drink some water
  • Start carrying a water bottle around with you
  • Ensure you are eating regularly
  • It might be worthwhile getting your blood sugar levels checked, as low levels can cause fainting
  • Make sure you aren’t getting overheated

Dissociation

I hope that covers what you were asking about xx