Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

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So glad I have persisted in my ladies group :)

About 8 months ago, I set up a group for ladies to have coffee and to chat.

Today, was probably the best chat we’ve had. It was a group of ladies that are now regular core group ladies who come along, and they are so lovely. They are all older than me, in their 50’s and 60’s, but I like that – because I relate to people older than myself, far more than people my own age.


There have been times when I have wanted to stop arranging it, and felt like giving up on it. But, I persisted and have carefully removed a few bitchy trouble makers, and the result of that – is it is a lovely group of nice, gentle, caring ladies, who talk about life’s good and bad stuff. We discuss life’s difficult issues, but we also have a laugh and some giggles.

Several of the ladies have connected with each other and are now friends and meet up outside of the group and I love that. Because there are many different reasons why people can feel lonely, and to have friends they relate to and connect with, is what my motivation for setting up the group is about. Continue reading

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Complex Trauma & Forgiveness – Pete Walker



Take note…….. “and/or abuses so heinous they should and could never be forgiven, often find themselves getting nowhere in their recovery process.”

I continually see this assumption, and black and white viewpoint that you must forgive to heal, healing cannot occur without forgiving, and if you don’t forgive – you are bitter and revengeful. All completely wrong, shallow thinking and harmful thinking.

And – shames survivor of heinous abuse – which is more abuse. Continue reading

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‘It Shouldn’t Hurt To Be A Child’ ~ Child Abuse Awareness ft. Calli Kathleen

Earlier today, I was adding a resource to my Website – Incest Survivors United Voices Of America….. and they have this song playing on their website. @ http://www.isuvoa.com/

So, I looked it up on YouTube, listened to it, whilst crying my eyes out.

It is a very emotive song, and my reaction, makes it pretty clear I am done with grieving my childhood.




Surviving the war of severe abuse & then the war of PTSD ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

Having severe PTSD & Complex PTSD, feels like a continual war, with your own mind.
You live through a war – where danger is all around. Terrible things happen. It takes everything you’ve got to survive.
Then you are forced to live a war coping with heinous memories of severe abuse and horror – no-one should ever experience.
You re-live and re-experience it all, as flashbacks and nightmares.
And it sometimes feels too painful to bear.
It’s a continual battle.
A continual war.
A war you can never forget.
Because the PTSD brain won’t let you forget.

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