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Moving Past PTSD triggers

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie tackles a tough question about healing and PTSD. Please, read on…

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

Do we ever really heal from trauma?
What does “healing” really mean?

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
adding to the Habits, Memory, EF, and PTSD Series

Responding to a comment

Right after I published the second part of one of my PTSD Awareness articles, author and blogger Chuck Jackson posted a comment that asked a question I couldn’t  answer at length in the comment format.

Do you ever recover fully from PTSD?

Chuck went on to add some context to his question:

Looking at your list of symptoms (mental and physical), if I was honest with myself, I would still mark yes to over fifty percent.

The majority of the time, I live a happy and enjoyable life. It is only during periods of anxiety or prolonged depression, do these symptoms raise their dirty head.

They are not debilitating, just very annoying.

So, for…

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December 2013 and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (, to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

14 thoughts on “Moving Past PTSD triggers”

  1. Very insightful post. I have been dealing with some ptsd following an abusive relationship. I agree that it does get better and slowly becomes less debilitating, but a lot the symptoms do stick around. Thank you again for writing about this and spreading awareness.


    1. I’m sorry you had this experience and suffer from PTSD. I won’t pretend to understand, but clearly, Madelyn has some valuable insights. Thanks for your comment!

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  2. Thank you again for another reblog, John. And I love it that Chuck’s book cover made the “reblog function” cut. Wonderful!

    I wish they could somehow not “count” the words that come after the article itself as the “more words” — all of the links and the stuff that always follows (like how to contact me, etc.) It always makes them seem so much longer than they really are by at least 550 words, even if the links are few.

    I write into a template I created to save me some time – more formatting flexibility than putting it in the “footer” or a sidebar (which I KNOW that few folks ever read). Oh well!

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    1. You’re so welcome, Madelyn! I felt bad when I discovered this post in an email dated last Monday when we were traveling back from NY State – then it got buried. I hope you get more traffic on your site today as a result. I hear you about formatting issues. As I’ve discovered, it’s probably easier to do a template in Word and then copy the finished product from there into WordPress. I know you can’t create much of a template in WordPress – at least I’ve had little luck.

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      1. I spent quite a bit of time doing so – not the BEST in the world, but Word and WordPress don’t play nicely for me.

        As wonderfully generous as you’ve been with reblogs, you NEVER have cause to feel bad for missing something – for *any* reason!

        I think most people today are glued to blogs reporting on Irma – I know I am.

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        1. Funny, I haven’t looked for or seen any blogs on Irma today – I’ve been watching the News channels on TV: CNN, CTV, CBC – the latter two are Canadian. I’m a bit ‘done-in’ emotionally today between the Irma coverage and prepping my blog for the 16th anniversary of 9/11 tomorrow – too much. Thanks for your understanding and the ‘free pass’!

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          1. 9/11 is tough – always. It changed everything.

            No TV here, so I can only keep up with Irma on the web. Several bloggers I follow are in the path (GP, Dolly, etc.) or have grown children or parents in Florida. My brothers and families are there – and a friend of over 30 years whose foot is currently in a cast that can’t get wet.

            I’ve never been happier that I got rid of my TV – the news programs fear monger, and nobody needs that right now.

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                    1. Sleep – such a frustrating little miracle at times. 🙂

                      JUST heard that one brother and his family are okay – & from one of my “oldest” friends. All is fine with them: not a great deal of serious damage, and they are fortunate enough to have electricity back on already. Whew!

                      Still waiting to hear from a brother further south and a friend in South Miami – and praying for anyone more seriously affected by either Hurricane.

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