Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

What is PTSD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. It can manifest through a range of symptoms, such as intrusive memories, nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance of triggers, negative mood and thoughts, hyperarousal, and changes in behavior. PTSD can significantly impact a person’s daily life, relationships, and overall well-being. Treatment options, such as therapy and medication, are available to help individuals manage and recover from PTSD.


Intrusive memories

  • Recurrent, unwanted distressing memories of the traumatic event
  • Reliving the traumatic event as if it were happening again (flashbacks)
  • Upsetting dreams or nightmares about the traumatic event
  • Severe emotional distress or physical reactions to something that reminds you of the traumatic event


  • Trying to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event
  • Avoiding places, activities or people that remind you of the traumatic event

Negative changes in thinking and mood

  • Negative thoughts about yourself, other people or the world
  • Hopelessness about the future
  • Memory problems, including not remembering important aspects of the traumatic event
  • Difficulty maintaining close relationships
  • Feeling detached from family and friends
  • Lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Difficulty experiencing positive emotions
  • Feeling emotionally numb

Changes in physical and emotional reactions

  • Being easily startled or frightened
  • Always being on guard for danger
  • Self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much or driving too fast
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Irritability, angry outbursts or aggressive behavior
  • Overwhelming guilt or shame

The Only Ikigai offers counseling services with trained therapists who specialize in helping individuals align their lives with their ikigai. This can be particularly valuable for individuals with PTSD as they can receive professional guidance, support, and tools to navigate their healing process. Therapists can help individuals address trauma-related issues, develop coping strategies, and work towards finding meaning and fulfillment in their lives despite their traumatic experiences.

We provide educational resources that can help individuals understand PTSD better. That includes articles, guides, and expert insights that explain the nature of PTSD, its symptoms, and available treatment options. By gaining knowledge, individuals can develop a deeper understanding of their condition and the steps they can take towards healing.

The Only Ikigai offers practical coping strategies that can be beneficial for managing PTSD symptoms. These strategies may include relaxation techniques, mindfulness exercises, grounding exercises, and self-care practices. By implementing these strategies into their daily lives, individuals can develop healthy coping mechanisms and reduce the impact of PTSD symptoms.

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