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PTSD Metaphor: the processing factory Worksheet

Sara Quitlag

On this page, we will provide you with the PTSD Metaphor: the processing factory Worksheet.  It will help you to understand how and why certain traumatic events keep coming in the form of flashbacks.

What is a PTSD Metaphor: the processing factory Worksheet

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition in which you experience some symptoms after witnessing any trauma; also you feel anxious and scared whenever you are reminded of the trauma. It can be in the form of intrusive rumination, flashbacks, or images of that stressful event.  Processing Factory is a metaphor used to tell you hat how and why these events keep coming in various forms and why they are not forgotten by your brain, just like other usual painful memories. Metaphors are very helpful and nondirective in which without pointing out anyone, you give your client food for thought. 

How will PTSD Metaphor: the processing factory Worksheet help?

Trauma doesn’t have to be physical; anything that evokes distress and leaves a scar on you is a trauma. The worksheet, with the help of the train metaphor, will help you to clearly understand how traumatic vents keep coming to haunt us and cause us distress.

Instructions on how to PTSD Metaphor: the processing factory Worksheet

Use this worksheet to understand the traumatic event and their effect on us clearly.

You can download this worksheet here.

Conclusion

On this page, we provided you with the PTSD Metaphor: the processing factory Worksheet,  which hopefully helped you to understand how and why certain traumatic events keep coming in the form of flashbacks.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

Resources

The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

Sara Quitlag

Sara Quitlag is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.