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Out of My Mind in Costa Rica or OOMMCR for short is an effort to help those who suffer from PTSD and C-PTSD and support the people who love them. OOMMCR is a personal journal of my Hero's Journey mixed with clinical insights and stories of my trials and tribulations as a human being who was raised in an incest family. I'm a retired clinical social worker from California I hope this podcast will persuade you or someone you love to take positive steps towards healing the devastating wounds that resulted in the development of PTSD or C-PTSD.I am new podcasting, so please bear with me as I do my best to improve the quality of my content and the quality of my production. I am a stickler for detail, but I want this podcast to be like visiting an old friend. I want to credit Audionautix for my intro and outro music. It's a tune called Big Blues You can learn more about Audionautix at: http://audionautix.com.That said, let the pods begin.

Out of My Mind in Costa Rica-Living with CPTSD Ray Erickson

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Out of My Mind in Costa Rica or OOMMCR for short is an effort to help those who suffer from PTSD and C-PTSD and support the people who love them. OOMMCR is a personal journal of my Hero's Journey mixed with clinical insights and stories of my trials and tribulations as a human being who was raised in an incest family. I'm a retired clinical social worker from California I hope this podcast will persuade you or someone you love to take positive steps towards healing the devastating wounds that resulted in the development of PTSD or C-PTSD.I am new podcasting, so please bear with me as I do my best to improve the quality of my content and the quality of my production. I am a stickler for detail, but I want this podcast to be like visiting an old friend. I want to credit Audionautix for my intro and outro music. It's a tune called Big Blues You can learn more about Audionautix at: http://audionautix.com.That said, let the pods begin.

    Episode 37: C-PTSD and Brain Fog - I Can See Clearly Now

    Episode 37: C-PTSD and Brain Fog - I Can See Clearly Now

    Episode 37C-PTSD and Brain FogI Can See Clearly NowApril 27, 2022Today I want to talk about Brain Fog which Merriam-Webster defines as: "A usually temporary state of diminished mental capacity marked by an inability to concentrate or to think or reason clearly."This condition is characterized by excessive cognitive fatigue.” Well, that about sums it up for me. The past several months I have been really out of it and Brain Fog is the only explanation I have found that makes sense. I’ve been da...

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    Episode 36: C-PTSD and Starting Over-With a Guest Appearance by Shame

    Episode 36: C-PTSD and Starting Over-With a Guest Appearance by Shame

    Episode 36C-PTSD and Starting Over…Again!Been Here Done ThatMarch 29, 2022In this episode I am talking about starting over and I want you to know that it is NOT easy. I am 68 years old and after the crashing and burning of my marriage, I sit here, on the side of a hill in Costa Rica, contemplating the kind of new life I desire. I’m no spring chicken and my body reminds me of this on a daily basis if not an hourly basis. It is now a nightly routine to wake up at 3am needing to go to the bathro...

    • 29 min
    Episode 35: C-PTSD and My Expat LIfe - No Matter Where You Go, There You Are.

    Episode 35: C-PTSD and My Expat LIfe - No Matter Where You Go, There You Are.

    Episode 35C-PTSD and My Expat LifeNo Matter Where You Go, There You Are.October 4, 2021Shit! Has it been a month? I am so sorry, and I apologize for my lack of production lately. I am still working my way through the blues, but the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and another wonderful day is on the horizon. This week I am compelled to share a few things about how the hell I ended up in Costa Rica in the first place. I hope you are at least entertained by my musings, but what I really hope is...

    • 29 min
    Episode 34: C-PTSD and Working Through the Blues - Mama Told Me There'd Be Days Like This

    Episode 34: C-PTSD and Working Through the Blues - Mama Told Me There'd Be Days Like This

    Episode 34C-PTSD and Working Through the BluesMama Told Me There’d Be Days Like ThisSeptember 17, 2021Yes, I am still working through the blues. What can I say? It is what it is, and this is my river, and this is how it is flowing at the moment. I don’t want to be a Donny Downer, but you decide for yourself. I am sharing a little bit about my process and what makes is work for me. Life seems to be a reminder that we need to keep on our toes and keep moving forward, wherever that may be for yo...

    • 28 min
    Episode 33: C-PTSD and Being Stuck in the Mud - Not The First Time, Probably Not The Last

    Episode 33: C-PTSD and Being Stuck in the Mud - Not The First Time, Probably Not The Last

    Episode 33C-PTSD and Being Stuck in the MudNot the first time, probably not the last.August 2, 2021This week I am talking about being “stuck in the mud”. I’m spinning my wheels and I got no traction. It’s beginning to trouble me. The good news is that doing this podcast is regenerative for me. I know I have been really inconsistent these past couple of months, but I believe I am on the upswing after increasing my Fluoxetine to 40mg/day. This seems like an appropriate dose for the moment...

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    Episode 32: C-PTSD and Letting Go - Release and Find Peace

    Episode 32: C-PTSD and Letting Go - Release and Find Peace

    Episode 32C-PTSD and Letting GoRelease and Find PeaceAugust 27, 2021Today’s episode I am talking about letting it go. Everyone says this, but what the heck does it actually entail? How does one let go of experiences that have been buried to the bone? Well, I take a stab at this topic today, and I hope you will find it engaging and moves you to let go. Even if a little bit. A little bit is better than not at all. Poco a poco. Una cosa por vez.As usual I have discovered some wonderful websites ...

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