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How To Identify And Understand PTSD Triggers

sadness photoHow to identify the things that trigger us can be quite complicated.

Some of us can tolerate and tolerate until we explode.

Others can’t tolerate the slightest frustration in their environment.

But it’s important to stop and question yourself about what triggers you on a daily basis.

It’s also important to understand the specific triggers to your PTSD and other trauma symptoms.

In this article (and video), I discuss and identify common triggers.

When I am not doing blog posts or videos online I am seeing clients in my office who struggle with PTSD and other trauma symptoms. One of the things we focus on is identifying what it triggering them in their daily lives and what can be excluded from their lives so they can move forward in a healthy way. Unfortunately, this process isn’t as simple as it may seem and often requires multiple sessions to work through the details.

One this process is over, my client is able to move forward with a plan and minimize or completely get rid of the things that are causing a regression in health.

It would be nice if all PTSD and trauma sufferers could engage in this process. The healing process may be a little shorter if they could.

So I discuss, in the following video, ways to identify the triggers in your life that could be causing you to regress in your trauma recovery or stay stuck:


Some potential causes of PTSD regression include but are not limited to:

  1. An invalidating environment
  2. A chaotic environment/relationship
  3. Emotional and psychological manipulation being done toward you
  4. Depression and anxiety that is untreated or poorly treated
  5. The wrong kind of treatment for your symptoms

In order to heal properly from trauma you need a stable and calm environment.

I wish you well

How To Identify And Understand PTSD Triggers

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC, is a licensed therapist and internationally certified trauma professional, in private practice, who specializes in working with children and adolescents who suffer from mood disorders, trauma, and disruptive behavioral disorders. She also provides international consultations and works with some young and older adults struggling with grief & loss or life transitions. Hill strives to help clients to realize and actualize their strengths in their home environments and in their relationships within the community. She credits her career passion to a “divine calling” and is internationally recognized for corresponding literary works as well as appearances on radio and other media platforms. She is an author, family consultant, Keynote speaker, and founder of Anchored Child & Family Counseling. Visit her at Anchored-In-Knowledge or Twitter and Youtube Youtube If you are interested in scheduling a telehealth family consultation, feel free to let me know.

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Hill, T. (2020). How To Identify And Understand PTSD Triggers. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 11, 2020, from


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