Read "Shame. It's What's Wrong With You." offline:

Episode 43: Every good lie has some truth mixed in. In today’s episode, PTSD Psychiatrist Daniel Williams, MD reveals the secret to your enemy’s plan: to make you feel a certain way. If you have PTSD and are made to feel similar than you did before, you could be in trouble. If you don’t practice self-care, learn to release energy, and experience good vibrations (in balance), your pain will just accumulate.

The PTSD Shame Assessment Checklist

Do you like to eat ice cream at midnight? Do you hold back on exercise? Do you mumble evil things under your breath? Do you self-destruct after an emotional quarrel? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, welcome to episode 43.

How well can you detect shame?

Read this quotation:

Remember, ignorance is the lack of knowledge and that’s perfectly ok. Stubbornness causes real morbidity and mortality, such as heart disease and unforgiveness. Therefore, refusal to learn about things that directly affect your wellbeing is a stupid thing to do.

Did you detect shame in there? There was none. It turns out in recovery that I can do a LOT of stupid things, but I am not the sum of my actions. Folks, you’ve been made for so much more!

Saying “What’s Wrong With You?” is the problem.

In my previous podcast, guilt vs. shame was discussed in which shame gets personal. Guilt is about the act that was wrong. Shame takes it much further and says the personal character is the problem.

If you enjoyed this podcast, then I didn’t trigger too much shame in you, lol! I used authentic humility to disarm, which is how YOU can speak to loved ones with PTSD.

By Doctor Dan

[veteran, physician, psychiatrist]

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