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What Type of PTSD Do You Have? Prognosis with Homeopathy!

by | Oct 21, 2021 | First Responders with PTSD, Homeopathy and PTSD, PTSD, PTSD Grief, Uncategorized, Veterans with PTSD

When someone experiences trauma, it can basically be divided into two broad categories.  There is Event Trauma and there is Relationship Trauma. Certainly, there is overlap between the two.  But homeopathy can help you recover from either Event Trauma or Relationship Trauma without having to relive the trauma.

Event Trauma

Man feels traumatized by hitting a bicyclist.Event Trauma is what we typically think of with military folks who experience PTSD.  It could be a near-death experience or perhaps feeling responsible for the negative outcomes for others under your charge if you gave the orders.  It can just take one event, or perhaps several events of the same type.

First Responders also have event trauma.  There are few other professions where you are always seeing people on the worst days of their lives.  But First Responders–such as police, fire fighters, EMT’s, ER Docs, etc.—this is their lives. Seeing the same trauma over and over again can produce PTSD symptoms.

Civilians also can develop PTSD from event trauma. This would include such things as near death experiences, or witnessing a bad accident, feeling responsible for an accident, etc.

While there is certainly some overlap in remedies between the groups, the military folks who experience PTSD generally need remedies that tend to have more violence associated with them.  This makes sense as their experience(s) that led to the PTSD arise from inherently violent situations.  It is pretty rare for a civilian to need the remedies that have violence embedded in their essence, unless they were physically assaulted. The First Responders overlap both groups in terms of the remedies they need.

Relationship Trauma

Girl is neglected by her parents.This type of trauma is much more complicated than Event Trauma in terms of finding a remedy.  Relationship trauma is frequently referred to as Complex PTSD, or CPTSD.  It often is the result of growing up in a dysfunctional family–basically, parents who don’t know how to parent and run rough shot on the kids or ignore their needs.  Or worse, abuse them physically or sexually.  Abusing (usually) the mother in the family can also create Relationship Trauma for not only the mother but the children too.

As you can imagine, Relationship Trauma often contains an element of Event Trauma as well, usually related to emotional or physical abuse of some sort.  But the important thing is that the relationship with the person involved in the Event Trauma (or repeated Event Trauma) is what triggers the PTSD.  In the Event Trauma, the event itself is more likely to be the trigger.


Event trauma is much easier to treat and turn around time is pretty quick.  The emotions, feelings, and sensations are more limited in scope than those of Relationship Trauma.  Even if the patient can’t describe their feelings, being afraid for their life, for example is often enough for me to dig a little deeper and find a remedy.  The same is true with Event Trauma where someone feels responsible for what happened to others.

People who have Relationship Trauma are much more difficult to find a remedy for than those who suffer from PTSD from Event Trauma.  Relationships are tricky, messy things.  Sometimes people don’t even know what they are feeling, they have been stuffing their feelings for so long.  Or they just know they feel off, they aren’t happy, but don’t know any more than that.

Regardless of the type of PTSD you have, Homeopathy can help you recover.  Expect it to take longer if you have Relationship Trauma.  But this doesn’t mean you won’t improve along the way.  With Relationship Trauma especially, you have generally had it your entire life. The longer you have had a certain type of “dis-ease” the longer it will take you to recover.  If you were lucky, you had at least one adult who cared for you, often a grandparent. That makes the healing go faster, in my experience.

What’s Next?

Homeopathy can help with event trauma or relationship trauma. If you have questions about whether homeopathy can help you, schedule complementary consult and we can chat for a bit.  If you’d like to get started right away, schedule an initial consult.  You CAN feel better!


Meet Kathryn Berg the Classical Homeopath at Lotus Homeopathy, Inc.


Some of you know me, others of you may have heard of me. And for most, you probably have no clue about me or my business. So I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, my family, my business, why I am a homeopath and how I became a homeopath—not necessarily in that order.

Like many people, I found out about homeopathy accidentally. I fell down while walking my Akita pup on an icy sidewalk on a typical Minnesota winter day. I was scheduled to go to a friend’s house later that day, so when I did, I asked her for some ice. You need some Arnica, she told me. Arnica? What’s that? She explained that Arnica is a homeopathic remedy for trauma.

At the time, the only place to get homeopathic remedies was a book and herb store in South Minneapolis. So I went there to get some. When I got there, I decided I should read some books so I actually knew what I was doing. I left with the Arnica 30c and three books. By the time I got done reading them, I knew I wanted to be a homeopath.

It was only several years later that I realized that I was attracted to homeopathy as a profession because I am a problem solver. It is what drives me. There is nothing like a well chosen homeopathic remedy to solve problems.

At the time I decided to become a homeopath, there wasn’t even a school here in in Minnesota. But eventually, my homeopath and his business partner started the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. I was a graduate of the third class. At the time I went there, it was a part time program taking three and a half years! Since then I have studied with numerous other well known and respected homeopaths in continuing education studies.

While I do work with all sorts of folks with a variety of conditions, I really have studied how to treat people suffering from PTSD, health issues related to aging women, and children’s health issues of all sorts, including autism. I have also been successful in removing blockages to healing due to suppression of symptoms by western medicine. I chose those specialties because people really suffer who have those forms of dis-ease, and Western Medicine doesn’t seem to have much of a solution for them.

After over twenty years of practice, I still get excited for clients when a remedy has helped them heal.

So that is about my business. Now, a little bit about me.

I have two adult sons in their early twenties, so I have shed the title of “Soccer mom”. My husband and I are empty nesters living in Woodbury, MN. For fun, I like to play piano, sing, sew, garden, hike, and travel. I am in a community choir. I also enjoy cooking healthy meals and, out of necessity, am an expert at cooking for special diets.

If you have any questions about homeopathy or my approach to homeopathic case taking, please feel free to put some questions in the comments below.

If you have a health issue you need help with, please click the Book Now button on my Facebook page or Main page of my website and schedule a complementary consult to see if homeopathy can help you!



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