In this TEDx presentation Janet Seahorn Ph.D helps us understand the effects of trauma and PTSD on our brain, body and emotions. Most of the talk is about veterans but she also explains how it can affect the lives of regular ordinary people and not just veterans and first responders. Dr. Seahorn also goes into the need for society to have a better understanding and more resources to deal with it.
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PTSD disrupts the lives of average individuals as well as combat veterans who have served their country. The person experiencing the trauma often then impacts the lives of his/her family, friends, and workplaces. PTSD does not distinguish between race, age or gender and often goes undiagnosed. Even with proper diagnosis, many individuals do not know where to turn to get help. Society needs to understand the aftermath of trauma especially combat trauma and how to prepare for warriors when they return home. Janet Seahorn, Ph.D has been a teacher, administrator, and consultant for over thirty years. She currently teaches a variety of classes on neuroscience and literacy as an adjunct professor for Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Jan has a Ph.D in Human Development and Organizational Systems. Her background includes an in-depth understanding of human development and neuroscience research as well as effective practices in organizational systems and change. She conducts workshops on the neuroscience of learning and memory, the effects of “at-risk” environments (i.e., poverty), brain development, and researched-based instructional practices. Jan has worked with many organizations in the business and educational communities in creating and sustaining healthy, dynamic environments. Dr. Seahorn has researched and studied the effects of trauma on the brain and how excessive or extreme trauma can impact changes in the brain’s neuro network and how that change impacts behaviors in s This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
David Mcclanahan3 years ago My wife sufferes ptsd and she isnt alone many survivors of physical abuse suffer this terible thing that is real as it gets.the night terrors,insominia,small things trigger flash backs. I love you baby!!! You are a fighter and i admire the way you never give up,no quit in you at all baby.
A Eight1 year ago Recently diagnosed with ptsd. I became so physically ill years ago never ever thinking it was ptsd. I was angry. I mean wrath took over me. I dont recall my actions during these episodes of anger. I got rid of everyone in my life from family to all friends. Many were toxic and needed to go. Since medication, groups, therapy, Ive rebuilt my friendships but the healthy ones. Im nicer and feel more peaceful but still disconnected. Progress. Ive a ways to go. Thank you for this video. Side note: Im an artist and did a drawing years ago called the Silent Scream. Wild you mentioned that here. 😊 love to all those suffering with ptsd, depression. Hugs
There are many of us with PTSD and trauma issues. We at Humble Rhoads to Wellness hope you found this presentation helpful and informative. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! There are resources in your area, even if you need to dig a little to find them. If you are in our area, we can help you with it or assist you in finding the right match for your situation.
Stay healthy and happy.
Misty and Dawn