Abilene, I talk about this particular the principle of managing Complex PTSD Triggers and Complex PTSD Treatment in my book #dealwithit – living well with PTSD extensively because I think it’s one of those things that has really been foundational for my own recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder.
I find myself challenged when I go into a situation where I know I’m going to have some issues and there could be people that are going to interact with me or I’m unsure what their interaction is going to be and this leads to a high level of personal stress.
Abilene, my simple Complex PTSD Treatment method is that I have gotten into a habit of trying to control my environment. Things like what time do I get there, what time can I leave. If I’m there and it gets tense, can I go for a walk?
Regardless of the scenario, and come up with a personal list of things I can do to help you relieve personal stress and give me a way to manage my responses. Abilene, this is a big part of Complex PTSD Treatment.