I wanted to let you all know of an event that is coming up on June 8 & 9 in the Cowichan Valley. The organizations name is Light On PTSD. Cycle around a track for 24 hours while participating in other events they have planned too. You can expect to stay overnight while attending. Jennifer Brum is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has her own practice, and active in treating this disorder; who is one of the co-founders of this event.
What is PTSD you ask? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a common reaction to a very stressful or traumatic event that has occurred in our life. Whether you have been in combat for the military overseas, suffered a bad car accident, been raped or experienced physical or sexual abuse; been the victim of a serious crime, lived through a natural disaster such as flooding or bombing or seeing someone you loved dearly die.
Three symptoms often association with PTSD are: Reliving the Trauma, Avoiding, Signs of Physical Stress, such as difficulty sleeping, feeling irritable or angry all the time, feel like your in a fog most of the time and constantly feeling tense or on guard.
It is often not explained as to why some suffer PTSD and others don’t. All we know is that it affects each person in different ways, which is why treatment is crucial. We will be hosting a Symposium on PTSD on September 18, 2018 in Victoria. Please stay tuned for more information and please support Light on PTSD on June 8 & 9th.