This is the definition from the VA regarding PTSD:
“PTSD, or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person’s daily life.”
From our perspective at Inner North Star, this is not at all a “disorder.” Rather a normal and natural reaction when someone is exposed to situations that no human being should witness. It is our goal that this retreat provides the foundation to take a “traumatic reaction” to a manageable response… one which doesn’t negatively impact the psyche, spirit, or soul. We bring the top three clinically recognized and proven treatments for PTSD to this weekend with training in EFT, HeartMath, and Yoga Nidra. You will be provided with a personalized guided meditation in an MP3 to continue your daily commitment to peace and well-being.