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Hi David, 

 

I am still in the process of building the website and the online courses that i will offer - The website is www.mindreinvention.com

 

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Thanks for the intro @Jonathan! It's wonderful to hear about your background - and your website looks great so far! PTSD is a topic we haven't discussed to much yet here; if you feel called to get a conversation about it going, feel free to start a new thread in the forum. 

Looking forward to hearing more of your insights!

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Thanks @Gillian Sanger and @Paige PIlege for the warm welcome. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the past comments across the forum. An interesting idea to open up a thread on PTSD, I shall be sure to do that. For me PTSD has been a whole host of mental challenges - ranging from anxiety and depression to insomnia and night terrors - since using mindfulness techniques and meditation practises. I have been better equipped to recognise any negative thought patterns as they arise and how better to deal with them. I have also used self-hypnosis which has been incredibly effective. Hope you’re all having a great weekend so far 😃

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@Jonathan - That's wonderful Jonathan, that these practices have been soothing for you. I haven't explored self-hypnosis but that would be another interesting topic to discuss! My weekend has been nice and relaxed, now I'm just moving through a busy week 🙂 Hope all is well with you!

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@Jess MarieSnakes are not my favorite but anything small with lots of legs that move fast scare me.  Like cockroaches, spiders etc.  Just watching the little legs moving all over is so nasty to watch.  I grab whatever is around and smash, smash, etc.   No mercy there.  Sorry little things.  I get scared.   My dreams are scary also, even today. I am surprised I am still afraid of things. 

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    • @Jess MarieSnakes are not my favorite but anything small with lots of legs that move fast scare me.  Like cockroaches, spiders etc.  Just watching the little legs moving all over is so nasty to watch.  I grab whatever is around and smash, smash, etc.   No mercy there.  Sorry little things.  I get scared.   My dreams are scary also, even today. I am surprised I am still afraid of things. 
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