I would like to share an experience that helped me see how it is possible to overcome some symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that I was experiencing some time ago. Although I was able to quickly resolve my situation through personal study, I realize that this may not be the case for everyone, and I do not intend to provide here any medical advice to people suffering from serious and extreme cases of PTSD.
In a previous experience, I related an account of a car accident that I went through. Luckily, I got away with only some minor injuries that healed quickly and I was physically fine.
Discovering a New Psychological State
But soon after I returned to my daily routine, I discovered that every time I had to cross the street (and that was a few times every day) I would experience a physical and emotional reaction, where I would feel my heart start beating very fast and I would start sweating. At the same time, I would experience a strong anxiety and would repeatedly be looking in both directions even when I was sure there was no car coming.
Overall, I don’t remember thinking or being worried about the accident any more as it had passed. I would have expected to have some fear and uneasiness about crossing that particular street again. But what really surprised me was how strong and ‘physical’ my reaction was. It was as if my body itself remembered what happened and had started an automatic program to invoke that reaction at any cue of a road with cars.
Having this ‘new guest’ in my life was not helpful at all. I didn’t like feeling physically and emotionally stressed out every time I had to perform such a mundane thing as crossing the street, which everyone around me was doing with just using some caution and common sense.
Resolution at My Fingertips
Fortunately, I had gone through Belsebuub’s Self-Discovery course and learnt about self-observation and the elimination of negativity. I decided that I need to observe all the sensations as they appear and try to bring myself back to awareness by asking for help and asking to be relieved from them.
At first they felt quite strong, but in a short amount of time the feelings began to subside, until I was free from both the physical and emotional symptoms. Perhaps, what also made it quick was the fact that it was a ‘new’ pattern within me and it didn’t have time to take deep roots inside.
In the below video, Belsebuub shares insight on how to observe, see and gain personal knowledge about the inner workings and responses of our psychology.
Had I not known about and applied the techniques I learned from Belsebuub’s work during this time, I imagine it could have had a long-term negative impact upon me.