Personality disorders are types of mental health conditions that can affect severely traumatised individuals. They range in terms of severity and, if not addressed and treated, they can lead to consistent, long-term, unhealthy patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving which inevitably can have an enormously detrimental effect on the person suffering with the illness and anyone close to them.
Meditation can be a great tool used for calming us down, allowing us to think more clearly, boost our immune system, and can also be helpful as a tool for a wide range of psychological problems. However, as survivors of trauma, we need to make sure we approach meditation with caution, as without guidance from professionals, meditation can be more stressful than supportive.
Somatic Meditation can be used to treat people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), by integrating physical awareness into the psychotherapeutic process, without the need to recall traumatic events explicitly.