Come Be Part Of a “Group Think Tank” About Problems Interacting Within Today’s Society

You do not have to have had PTSD to be held back by shyness, or feel an inadequacy to function in today’s society. Anyone who has ever had any type of social interaction problem,  I consider having  a valuable opinion to add to this “Group Think Tank.”

If you do not want to be part of a call you can leave a comment on your opinions or personal story (which will remain private) No names or emails will be shared except my own

J.L. Pitts (Julie)

saelee2@yahoo.com

256-522-1284

 

I am taking a poll to see if anyone would be interested in doing ” a group think tank conference call” to help me with my new position as a Certified Professional Coach Specializing in PTSD Social Integration.

After you leave therapy and sometimes during therapy,  there is a time of just feeling refreshed now that you have the tools to get a handle on and manage the symptoms of PTSD.  I want to know about the aspects of integrating back into society that you are facing. I personally went through an awkward stage of  trying to become part of society after I left therapy. Why, you ask? Because I had come from some major dysfunctional family interactions, as a child I knew how to “act normal” but, I did not know how to truly interact with  other people, make friends with healthy boundaries or be able to attend social functions without fear of “not fitting in”

I want to know what are your thoughts about social integration and PTSD. The PTSD can be caused by any trauma and war vets are welcome and encouraged to participate. It would just be a group of people talking on a call, most likely about experiences they have in common. So if you have PTSD caused by any trauma and are having any trouble with social situations. Please, take the time to answer the poll question. I don’t need or require your personal  information. Just to know if you are interested. Then if I can get even two more people to join the “think tank call” It will be worth the effort to know the minds of people who are dealing with social issues right now.

 

 

 

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About authorjlpitts

J.L. Pitts is a Non-Fiction writer. She blogs about her faith and writes probing articles on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is also a poet. Her newest book was published recently "Scar Wars Forged In Fight" is already stirring the nest in her memoir with a tell-all format. She is writing her third book also a non-fiction work about creating a closer walk with God. She is now a Certified Professional Counselor who specializes in helping clients to become at ease in any social situation. She herself learned these tactics after her own treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder showed her the gap in evolving in a therapeutic setting and evolving in today's society. Horrified by the fact that 22 soldiers diagnosed with PTSD commit suicide every day induced her to start this blog to reach out and connect with anyone dealing with PTSD and needing a hand back into society. As a Certified Group Facilitator she has started a Meetup Group for PTSD and is currently seeking a venue in the Huntsville, Alabama area. She has been sought out by radio talk shows on the internet and people with Podcasts that are booming. She feels younger every day because she stays so active Add to all that she is a Freelance Writer who never misses a deadline. Most of her free time is spent building a website for her career. You can check out the unfinished site at http://authorjlpitts.wix.com/authorjlpitts
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3 Responses to Come Be Part Of a “Group Think Tank” About Problems Interacting Within Today’s Society

  1. PnPAuthors says:

    Hi, I am a semi-retired therapist who has worked with PTSD some, however, its been mostly Autistic and ADHD for children. Although the clients I did have in therapy were PTSD clients.
    I am willing to participate in anything you’d like as I am always willing to donate my time in helping people.

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    • Hello, thank you very much! With your background I would love to have you aboard, I am a Certified Coach but I am unable to diagnose counsel or “cure” any mental health problem. But with someone with that background you would be such a helpful addition!. I had PTSD and was treated successfully in the early 90’s. my psychologist was of the Jung mindset and it was perfect for me. There was a lot of art in the therapy and I had EMDR treatment also. My healing was very successful. I will not lie I still have a flashback now and then especially since I started this endeavor but they are just flashes and do not have any emotions attached to them. When I was treated I had one absolutely perfect friend that I met in group therapy and we both had strong personal boundaries and actually helped each other maintain those boundaries. But I moved away from her and even though we always talked on the phone we remained aware of boundaries. Unfortunately my friend passed away from a massive heartache quite suddenly. I retreated into a from “social life”. But through therapy and some medication I started to blossom again. I now can easily interact with others but, I remember how lonely the time was when I couldn’t “be that brave” I am going to my first Toastmasters meeting tonight and am not shy or afraid actually quite excited for the opportunity. But there are those that have been through therapy and/or going through therapy that need to learn the steps to take in order to become unafraid in society. Instead of feeling like an outsider because of the stigma, of having been labeled with having a “mental disorder”. Or people like me who were abused from such a young age I never learned social skills.
      I am trying to have a conference call with people that are facing these issues so that I can target the audience that I can reach out to help. Thank you so much for being a part of this” group think tank”. When I can enough people willing to be a part of the conference call I will set up a time for a meeting that will hopefully allow most of the people. signed up, to be able to be on the call.
      My sincere thanks.,
      J.L. Pitts (Julie)
      saelee2@yahoo.com
      256-522-1284

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      • PnPAuthors says:

        J.L. I am very Impressed with your courage and strength, and am pleased that our paths crossed, and look forward to getting involved in your group. My husband, Peter, and I travel a lot and hope it isn’t when we are out on the road.
        I like the name of the group, Group Think Tank, very good.
        Pattimari

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