Life Skills Unlimited
Lisa H. Lang, Ph.D.

110 Red Oak Lane
Flower Mound, TX 75028

Thoughts lead to
Feelings lead to

"I think, therefore I feel."


Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Now that our lives are beginning to open up again, how will we

deal with the post-trauma that this viral pandemic created. The

terror that we suffered/suffering through with the fears of

contracting this illness or even dying because of it.

We usually associate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with

war and other traumas in our history. Let’s take a look at the

trauma/shock that this virus epidemic has created for humans of

all ages. The senior citizens have been targeted as more

vulnerable and the younger citizens were swept out of their work

and schools. It has been total rearrangement of places, spaces

and purposes; disruption of life. I think this identifies as

PTSD for many.

However, we can learn how to deal effectively with the current

and future living/working conditions and the mental health

issues that have been created by this sweeping illness. There

are and will be changes in how we relate to each other and

events in the future; conditions that will continue for a long

time. Traumatic events often create symptoms of flashbacks,

intrusive memories, nightmares, severe anxiety/fears,

uncontrollable thoughts about the event and the future, negative

changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and

emotional reactions. These fears follow us like shadows that are

undeniable and unavoidable.

There is a way to help calm these traumatic thoughts, feelings

and behaviors. We can learn to manage our thoughts and stay in

the mode of problem solving. Learn Cognitive Behavioral Skills

to problem solve in the present time. Getting effective

treatment after PTSD symptoms begin can be critical to help

reduce symptoms and improve daily functioning. Learn how to move

your thinking to the present and look at the event from a

factual and solution focused view. Mind over matter. That

includes logical reasoning and action – not reckless behaviors.

You know the wise way to behave in your home and outside in

public. You can listen to the suggestions of the medical and

epidemiological reports.

Now you have an opportunity to learn the Skills to deal with

this traumatic event in a more realistic manner so that you can

create a wise functioning daily routine. The Cognitive-

Behavioral Skills will help you to move from overwhelming fears

to being sensibly cautious and continue with your life. Fear is

an important emotion because it alerts us that something is

amiss and needs attending to; however, if used excessively it

keeps us off track.

Note: PTSD symptoms may start in the current time or they may

begin months or years after the event. These symptoms may cause

significant problems in relationships, social and work. They can

also interfere with your ability to do your daily tasks. PTSD

symptoms can disrupt your whole life if you allow them to

continue. Learn the Skills to think more positive as you

organize your life to move forward.

Call: 972-724-0748
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Life Skills Unlimited
110 Red Oak Lane
Flower Mound, TX 75028

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Lisa H. Lang Ph.D. is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) & marriage and family therapist (LMFT) located in Flower Mound, TX with over 25 years’ experience. She is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and life coach offering psychotherapy, hypnosis, and other solutions to those seeking counseling. Dr. Lang is conveniently located to residents of Flower Mound, Argyle, Carrollton, Coppell, Corinth, Denton, Grapevine, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas, Lewisville, Little Elm, Southlake, The Colony and the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

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