Saturday, 6 August 2016

Thought 286: Emotional Flashbacks

While many are familiar with the concept of PTSD-style visual flashbacks, just as equally devastating are emotional flashbacks, e.g. when a harmful or negative interaction/event causes an acute stress reaction which has its root in past trauma and is arguably out of proportion with the upsetting interaction/event.

I used to suffer from these on a regular basis and it took a great deal of self-labour on my psyche and emotional make-up to overcome this problem.