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  1. Craigslist doesn't have personal ads anymore, so I don't know under what category you'd place such an ad. Try Fet life or doublelist. Word filters are used on doublelist too but in the past I've seen people use letter substitution and words that rhyme. Fetlife would be your best bet if you are not adverse to some of their content. I see Fetlife as I would a grocery store in so far as they have a wide variety of things that appeal to a wide variety of people. Choose what suits your tastes and ignore the rest.
  2. I would change "internal motivation" to relative values. What is this worth compared to that. If your house caught fire you would act on your values. You would, act with a single-minded purpose to save to save the ones you love, if time permitted you'd likely grab the things that have sentimental value. So at great personal risk, and because we usually love others more than ourselves, family would come first. Your doctor, and C may see your lack of sleep and failure to take your medication as directed to be a future, preventable house fire, health wise. So C and the doc see the value and, You knot so much. A person will do what they value doing, even if it is in conflict with the values of others.   A basic rule: Any time a decision is made with feeling it becomes the rule of attitude and action from that moment on, or until such time it be discovered and reevaluated. Possibly the reason that self-improvement decisions made on New Year's Eve, and based solely on some ideal usually don't hold up.   When I read your post I looked for decisions that were possibly made with feeling, and found a few. "I hate to take pills", and "I feel I do just fine on three hours sleep" C and the doc disagree with that so You have a conflict between what is, and what ought to be. Spanking has been unsuccessful. If it were me I'd attempt to discover and help you reevaluate any decisions that were made with feeling that act as roadblocks to the desired change. There are professionals that can give your subconscious mind a good rummage and discover what's in there.   Good luck
  3. "The graveyards are full of people that would love to trade places with me"   Attribution: don't recall.
  4. "Never mind the quotes ! What do You think ?" G.I. Gurdjieff
  5. You're welcome. Having a recommendation from a therapist that you actually interacted with certainly lends credence to the idea. Weighted blankets are great, I hope you get a chance to try one. Good luck.
  6. news Weighted Blankets for Anxiety and PTSD Jul 02, 2018Donna Chambers Tags weighted blanket PTSD, weighted blankets for anxiety and PTSD The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Anxiety and PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects about 5.2 million people in the United States. The symptoms of PTSD can manifest after an individual has experienced a traumatic or life-threatening event. While PTSD is perhaps most closely associated with people who have experienced military combat, PTSD can also occur after a car accident, a near-death experience, an assault or any traumatic of life-threatening experience (or experiences). For many people with PTSD, sleeping is a big challenge. If you’re struggling with this condition, a weighted blanket for anxiety and PTSD may help you get the rest you need. What Is PTSD? PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder. Other anxiety disorders include panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), PTSD “is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat or other violent personal assault.” In past decades, PTSD was most closely associated with combat experiences, which is why the disorder went by names like “shell shock” and “combat fatigue.” While it’s almost certain that veterans have experienced PTSD for as long as war has existed, doctors didn’t truly begin to study the condition it until World War I. One of the earliest PTSD researchers was an English physician named Charles Myers, who wrote about shell shock in 1915. At first, doctors theorized that brain damage from proximity to artillery blasts was the culprit for the symptoms of PTSD. However, this theory didn’t account for service members who seemed to have symptoms even when they hadn’t been exposed to high-powered blasts. Over time, researchers began to understand that PTSD wasn’t the result of brain damage. Rather, it seemed to develop after particularly stressful and traumatic experiences. The more mental health professionals studied the disorder, the more they discovered that PTSD can affect anyone who has suffered through a frightening or stressful event. In fact, 1 in 11 people will experience PTSD at some point in their life. 4 Common Symptoms of PTSD Although symptoms vary, there are four hallmark signs of PTSD, per the APA. Intrusive Thoughts - This is a symptom with which most people are familiar, as it frequently involves “flashbacks.” When a person with PTSD has a flashback, it can feel like they are reliving the traumatic event. They may sleep walk or suffer panic attacks as they struggle to remember they are not in danger. Avoiding Reminders - Avoidance is a natural human behavior. When we dislike something, we tend to do whatever we can to stay away from it. For example, if you hate making small talk at parties, you might decline an invitation to a wedding or work gathering. For people with PTSD, however, avoidance can take a serious toll on their social life and even their careers. The reason is that PTSD avoidance tends to creep into most aspects of a person’s life. A good example of this is a traumatic car accident. If you were involved in a serious crash, you might suddenly find that even sitting in a car makes you sweat and panic. As you might imagine, a sudden inability to drive can stop someone from getting to work, taking children to school or running errands. Negative Thoughts and Feelings - PTSD tends to make sufferers doubt themselves and their self-worth. It can also prompt people to feel shame about their condition. They make start to drift away from friendships and personal relationships. For many PTSD sufferers, depression and anxiety are co-occurring disorders. Arousal and Reactive Symptoms - In this context, arousal refers to psychological arousal, which is a state of being physiologically alert. Some people describe it as “firing on all cylinders” or being “wired” all the time. When a person feels this way, their brain tells their body that danger is imminent. When this happens, the body kicks into a “fight or flight” response, which elevates the heart rate and raises the individual’s blood pressure. Staying like this for extended periods of time can tax the heart and raise cortisol (stress) levels. An individual doesn’t have to experience all four categories of symptoms to be diagnosed with PTSD, and it’s actually uncommon for a person to suffer with all four. However, even one type of symptom can seriously interfere with an individual’s everyday life. Additionally, researchers have found that people with PTSD also frequently suffer from co-occurring disorders, such as fibromyalgia. Treatment Options for PTSD There are many types of therapy and treatment for anxiety and PTSD. What works for one person may not be as effective for another, and you may have to experiment with a few different therapies before finding what works best for you. It’s also important to see a doctor or therapist who specializes in the treatment of PTSD. As the Anxiety and Depression Association of America states, “It is important for anyone with PTSD to be treated by a mental health care professional who is experienced with PTSD. Some people will need to try different treatments to find what works for their symptoms.” Some common treatment options for PTSD include: Cognitive Behavior Therapy - Often abbreviated CBT, cognitive behavior therapy concentrates on altering the way the person responds to the negative feelings that arise because of their PTSD. A popular CBT technique involves writing down thoughts that crop up when you find yourself in an upsetting situation and then later analyzing your response and how you could modify it. Exposure Therapy - Exposure therapy is exactly what it sounds like. The idea is that by intentionally exposing yourself to situations you might avoid, you “prove” to your subconscious that those things aren’t as frightening or uncomfortable as you thought. Mental health professionals have discovered that avoiding our fears can actually make them worse, and that exposure therapy can help us confront and overcome the challenges that stop us from fully enjoying life. For example, someone who has been involved in a car accident may develop anxiety when they drive or ride as a passenger in a vehicle. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - Eye movement desensitization reprocessing, or EMDR, is a type of therapy that works by having the person think of a traumatic memory or experience, hold that thought in their mind, and then focus their eyes on some other type of stimulus, such as a laser pointer, flashing light or a swaying object like the kind a hypnotist might use. The goal is to retrain the mind to disassociate from the traumatic feelings. Many clinicians have hailed EMDR as a breakthrough therapy, but there is still debate around its efficacy. As with any other type of therapy, it’s best to talk to your doctor before giving it a go. Mental health professionals also stress the importance of addressing the side effects of PTSD. As many PTSD and anxiety sufferers know, lack of sleep is a common side effect. When your mind is consumed with worry and stress, it’s often difficult, if not impossible, to shut it off and settle down for the night. 4 Ways Weighted Blankets Can Help People With PTSD A weighted blanket may help alleviate many of the symptoms of PTSD. Fewer Nightmares, Better Sleep It’s common for people with PTSD to experience nightmares and interrupted sleep. While just 5 percent of the general population has nightmares, a study of Vietnam veterans revealed that 52 percent experienced nightmares. By using a form of therapy called deep touch pressure stimulation, weighted blankets prompt the body to produce more serotonin, the chemical that helps regulate the body’s sleep cycle. In a 2006 study, researchers for the journal Occupational Therapy in Mental Health observed that people who slept with a weighted blanket had lower physiological symptoms of stress, including reduced blood pressure, lower pulse rates and better pulse oximetry. Among study participants, 63 percent said they felt less anxious and 78 percent “preferred the weighted blanket as a calming modality.” In a 2015 study published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders, researchers found that participants who slept with a weighted blanket found it easier to settle down for sleep, slept longer, had higher sleep quality and woke more refreshed in the morning. As the authors of the study stated, “Overall, we found that when the participants used the weighted blanket, they had a calmer night’s sleep. A weighted blanket may aid in reducing insomnia through altered tactile inputs, thus may provide an innovative, non-pharmacological approach and complementary tool to improve sleep quality.” If your PTSD keeps you up at night or makes it difficult to stay asleep throughout the night, a weighted blanket might help you feel more relaxed and less anxious, which could translate into deeper, more restorative sleep. As a result of better sleep, people with PTSD may also experience less brain fog during the day (since the negative effects of sleep deprivation build over time). Relieve Physiological Symptoms of Stress Using a weighted blanket may also reduce the amount of cortisol in the body. Known as the “stress hormone,” cortisol has been linked to a wide variety of health problems, including insomnia, stroke and heart attack. Reduce Physical Pain Deep touch pressure stimulation has been shown to produce calm, reduce anxiety and ease physical pain. When autism researcher Dr. Temple Grandin studied the gentle squeezing and touching effects of deep touch pressure stimulation therapy, she observed that patients were less anxious and more at ease with touch. They also experienced lower amounts of pain throughout the body. Improve Mood through Oxytocin Deep touch pressure stimulation may also help boost levels of oxytocin, the “feel good” chemical in the brain. In a study published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, researchers found that “[oxytocin] is increasingly recognized as an important regulator of human social behaviors, including social decision making, evaluating and responding to social stimuli, mediating social interactions, and forming social memories.” Try a Weighted Blanket for Anxiety and PTSD Anxiety and PTSD can take a toll on your life and your sleep habits. A weighted blanket may help you manage your PTSD symptoms, get higher quality sleep, and improve your overall health. SensaCalm has made the highest quality weighted blankets right here in the U.S.A. for a decade. Order your weighted blanket today. Questions? We love to hear from our customers. Give us a call at 855-736-7222 or use our contact form to get in touch. How do you manage your PTSD symptoms? Let us know by tweeting us @SensaCalm. Disclaimer: The content on this website is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider before undertaking any type of therapy or treatment. Share this post Share Share on Facebook Tweet Tweet
  7. Gingering , or gingering the tail , is the practice of making a horse carry its tail high, and to a lesser extent to encourage it to move in a lively fashion, by applying an irritant, such as raw ginger , to its anus or vulva . [1] Historically the process, the purpose of which was often to make an older horse behave like one that was younger, or to temporarily liven up a sick or weakened animal, was known as feaguing (from which the modern term figging derives), and involved a piece of ginger, onion , pepper , tobacco , or a live eel .
  8. Rope licorice. The non-implement, implement. Red or black. 34 inches long. Use as a loop, single or as many as You'd like. Little noise, hides in plain sight and makes a tasty snack Ends should be cut off because they are pinch cut and sharp. I've used the ropes lightly, and only for fun. Have no doubt that they would leave a nice welt if that was the aim.
  9. Welcome Dani. I'd offer to assist but would rather see You find Your preference, (female.) Good luck.
  10. Yes. It is better if it's a trusted friend.
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