Healing Wounds


June is National PTSD Awareness Month! In the height of a trauma in your life such as the loss of a job, natural disaster, death of a family member, or relocation from war as a military veteran, the after effects of the event can weigh heavily on your mind causing you to run to “fillers” to make the pain  go away.  The ability for a person to realize the need to heal is now is the first step in their process to freedom and alleviation from pain.

When trauma happens in our lives, we can respond to them by:

  • Anger
  • Denial and Avoidance tactics
  • Depression
  • Sleep
  • Rememberance & Honor
  • Self-Harm

No matter what type of method that a person chooses to utilize to make the pain of their trauma go away, the reality is that unless they are able to place that traumatic event within context and understand that life must continue with healing as a priority, they will have a difficult time finding peace.

It’s important to understand that PTSD, which was often known as a “war mental illness” affects approximately 7.8% of American people (who are said will experience PTSD at some point in their lives). There are people that are walking around the streets of your city merely existing because they have an internal pain that is so deep, they are not certain that they can trust another person to help them heal.

Whether by veterans, violence, or abuse, it is possible to develop PTSD. Following the death of both of my parents at 21 years old, I developed PTSD and was unable to express the grief associated with their death. I literally turned inward and refused to deal with the world. After going through a series of non-medicated rounds of therapy, I learned that there is hope and healing. After finding the healing and help that I needed, I opened myself up to understanding the love that God had for me and that I do not have to maintain an orphan mindset.

Since that time, I have committed myself to studying human behavior and assisting people who are dealing with root core pain due to a traumatic event and helping them refrain their perspective. Utilizing a series of sessions (private), we’ll explore what it means to locate your center and re-establish your center. We’ll talk it all out and assist you in accepting your truth while moving forward past the rooms of your personal pain.

This month, I’m offering our Hope for Today behavioral therapy packages to you for only $150 (valued at $250). Why? I am passionate about helping you come to your truth and I’d love the honor of being there when your healing surfaces ( and it will surface!).

With this package, you’ll receive:

    • Grief Foundations Pack & 45 minute initial phone session with me
    • Individual Grief and Loss Assessment
    • 3 bi-weekly group sessions (maximum group is 4 people) or single bi-weekly single sessions
    • Recording of each group meeting to replay shared tips and resources
    • Cease the Struggle Group Workbook Curriculum featuring homework after every session

    Today is a perfect day to begin your healing process. No matter where you have been in life and what has been the issue of your existence, there is a restoration plan for your life. It begins with your healing.

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Emotional Healing

God: The Mender

photo: Annekata

Life is filled with swift transition. There are so many turns that lead you sometimes back to first base. Know that these are times of re-direction and your determined purpose should be to remain calm and stay focused. God loves you and He is aware of everything that is within your environment. He is the greatest system and holistic thinker I’ve ever met.With each day you will grow stronger than the day before and soon you will be able to see the situation you are in for what it really is…..an opportunity to offer your testimony of victory to another along the way proclaiming, “He, (God), the mender, heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
See you next week, as we resume our $0.79 Therapy writing sessions!

Grace and Peace for your journey,

Danita Solomon Ogandaga