Affirmations for PTSD (35+)

Affirmations for PTSD

  • Be kind with yourself.
  • Breathe!
  • Change is the only constant.
  • Everyone makes mistakes.
  • Everything is going to be okay, even if it doesn’t feel like it now!
  • Feeling bad doesn’t make me a bad person. All my emotions are valid.
  • Givers need to set limits because takers rarely do.
  • Healing will take time—a relapse doesn’t mean you’re never going to get better.
  • I am a good person.
  • I am a survivor. My body is a survivor.
  • I am courageous, I am whole, I stand in my power.
  • I am not a mistake; I am not fundamentally flawed.
  • I am not afraid to be myself. It is safe to be me.
  • I am worth taking care of.
  • I can bring joy into my life that has been missing during my childhood.
  • I can decide what makes me happy.
  • I do not have to prove myself to anyone. I am enough.
  • I don’t have to be perfect/perform at the same level every time.
  • I don’t need approval for how I live my life.
  • I don’t need permission for how I live my life.
  • I fall down and I just bounce back up again.
  • I refuse to judge myself according to the standards of a society that makes no place for people like me.
  • I refuse to punish myself for having feelings.
  • I will be patient and love myself as I heal.
  • I will nurture and protect myself.
  • I will work hard to only allow safe, trustworthy and respectful people into my life now.
  • I’m allowed to have feelings.
  • I’m not a quitter or an embarrassment.
  • I’m not afraid to fail. Failure isn’t permanent.
  • I’ve managed to survive all this while in the dark. Now that I have the answers I can find my out.
  • It can be safe to let others close.
  • It is normal and human to make mistakes.
  • It is ok if all you did today was breathe.
  • It’s ok to be the way you are right now. It is understandable that you felt the way you felt. It is understandable that you did the things you did to cope. It is understandable that you didn’t know how to do better.
  • It’s ok to feel. It’s ok to feel bad. It’s ok to let it out. It’s ok to cry. It’s ok to be hurting. It’s ok to be angry.
  • It’s ok to have a bad day, week or month. Healing is not linear.
  • It’s ok to not know what you need.
  • It’s ok not to be ok.
  • It’s ok to let go.
  • My feelings are valid.
  • My life and choices are right for me.
  • There is no growth without change, no change without fear or loss, and no loss without pain.
  • Think of emotional healing as being like the physical healing of a wound – one step at a time. Keep the wound free of further contamination. Avoid toxic people and environments. Don’t ever swallow any more poison – particularly if you still keep in touch with toxic/unhealed family members.
  • Thinking suicidal thoughts doesn’t mean I want to kill myself, it’s just means I am hurting and in need of care.
  • This too shall pass.
  • Tomorrow will be a new day.
  • What happened does not define you.
  • What happened was not your fault.
  • When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.
  • When you forgive, you begin to heal. When you let go, you begin to grow.
  • You are a good person. It is not your fault.
  • You are allowed to ask for help.
  • You are allowed to be afraid and avoid what frightens you.
  • You are allowed to celebrate the fact that you survived.
  • You are allowed to do things that make you feel better. You are allowed to heal.
  • You are allowed to struggle.
  • You are allowed to talk.
  • You are enough.
  • You are healing now. As you grow in love for yourself and your life, stay away from people who don’t align with that self love. You deserve a caring relationship.
  • You are loved.
  • You are not alone.
  • You are not your trauma. Your dysfunctions are not a measurement of your true ability.
  • You are safe.
  • You are worthy.
  • You deserve to be loved and treated well.
  • You deserve to heal and feel better.
  • You deserve to take up space.
  • You don’t need permission to exist.
  • You have a right to be heard and taken seriously.
  • You have nothing to feel guilty or ashamed about. None of what happened to you was ever your fault. You did not deserve to be treated badly.
  • You have the right to acknowledge your feelings without having to justify them.
  • You have the right to go through your own unique process.
  • You own your story.
  • Your story matters.
  • Your trauma is valid.
  • Your unhealthy habits were just survival mechanisms that you held onto to protect yourself. You aren’t trying to be self destructive! Your brain is just telling you that danger is imminent so you prepare accordingly. But you just need to slowly build new, healthy habits because you aren’t in danger anymore.

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Research Resources

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