Posts Tagged ‘trauma-related nightmares’

Take Control of your Triggers

In the world of PTSD sufferers, a “trigger” is a sensory experience (a sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, or pain) that brings back (or “triggers”) memories of their original trauma.  The memories, in turn, trigger flashbacks, and…

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Cognitive Dissonance, PTSD, and Control

Cognitive dissonance, first described in 1956 by Festinger, is a psychological state in which one holds two conflicting beliefs at the same time.  Most people are uncomfortable in this state of mind, and try to reduce the conflict,…

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