Online Course:Bridging the Gap: Wounded Spirits – Understanding PTSD

18 - 29


12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

GMT -5:00 Central Daylight Time

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, also called PTSD, is the failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, sexual assault or a traumatic incident. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. PTSD can happen to anyone. It is not a sign of weakness. While this disorder has only been getting attention recently, it is not a new disease. Its causes — severe trauma and stress — date back to the beginning of humankind. If someone you love is experiencing anxiety, phobias, depression, insomnia, feelings of guilt, anger, irritability, bad dreams, flashbacks, apathy, or suicidal thoughts after a traumatic or stressful event, PTSD may be the problem. Through this course, you will find how the Lord provides answers in His Word for these kinds of symptoms. In this study, we will also examine real-life situations and case studies as we seek to find answers using the Word of God. This course is for anyone who wants to understand PTSD, but especially focuses on how PTSD affects those related to the military: service personnel, veterans, and military families. This course is just a foundation, and most people will benefit from using this material in small-group sessions at a local church or in a home. It will introduce biblical concepts and, more importantly, develop the framework for PTSD, which can be light in a dark world for millions of sufferers. Hopefully, you, like many others, will find answers to the problems that have arisen in your life as a consequence of a severe personal traumatic event or events. Students are required to have a copy of Wounded Spirits, A Biblical Approach to Dealing with the Effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, by Douglas J. Carragher Th.D. Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Retired

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