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What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

According to Dr. Peter Levine, PTSD is an imbalance in the body’s natural ability to protect itself from harm and survive.  The body and its nervous system become “stuck” in a state of flight, fight or freeze, and has lost its ability to discharge the excess natural energy.

This undischarged energy may create symptoms often associated with PTSD, such as being easily startled; reacting to situations and being baffled by your response; feeling anxious or depressed much of the time; having difficulty sleeping; experiencing nightmares or flashbacks; feeling afraid of your anger or avoiding conflict; or being physically or emotionally numb.