Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

No PTSD is NOT demon possession and crap like this, does not help!

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This is an exert from the link…

“Evangelist groups have had a checkered history of dealing with PTSD, including prominent evangelists who have recently gone on record as saying that “good Christians can’t get PTSD.” For many religious groups, prayer alone is the only valid way of treating mental illness. A 2008 survey by Baylor university Matthew Stanford showed that 36 percent of mentally ill churchgoers are told that their illness is caused by sin while 34 percent are told that it is caused by demonic possession.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/media-spotlight/201401/fighting-the-inner-demon

As a result, many churchgoers with psychiatric symptoms find themselves “shunned” by their fellow churchgoers and even their pastors. It has also led to the rise of evangelical camps offering a very different approach for dealing with mental illness.”

Tis is worse http://www.alternet.org/belief/why-right-wing-evangelicals-claim-good-christians-cant-get-ptsd

Some ‘Christians’ just need to SHUT UP!!!!!

I have had it confirmed by my Christians counselling team and the Reverend of my Church – who does exorcisms – that I am NOT demonically possessed.

I am far more confident with this, than stupid abusive so called Christians that need to keep their mouths shut. Like a certain pastor I know – who called me demonic.

All this is more examples of how Christianity harms vulnerable people.

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

7 thoughts on “No PTSD is NOT demon possession and crap like this, does not help!

  1. I am so sorry people have said things like that to you, and grateful you have a pastor who knows what’s up. For the record not all Christians are this ignorant.

  2. Reblogged this on longstoryblog and commented:
    This causes me such deep pain, anger, frustration, and sorrow. Christians, before you go throwing the P-word around read your Bible.

    John 9: “9 As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” 6 When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, 7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing.”

    Matt 5:45 “so that you may [a]be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”
    And there are more. Instead of crying demons, how about we all just love those who are suffering, whether we think it’s their own fault or not? A little compassion goes a long way.

  3. Yes. I was involved in theophostic prayer ministry and it harmed me deeply. I was told I needed to let Jesus into the past memories and ask him to heal it during session -but when it didn’t work that way and my symptoms persisted….I was told to just forgive and let go of my anger. I didn’t get better and was terminated. Long story….

    I had another experience at a church where I went to the pastor because a woman in the church confided in me that her young daughter told her that she was being molested by a member of the church. The pastor was very defensive and said he didn’t think he was mandated to report and how did I know it happened? What if the girl was lying? He wanted me to keep it quiet and said he would talk to the girl and the man in a few days. Meanwhile, the girl was living with this man….I refused and helped the mother report it.

    I cannot go to church now without severe anxiety and questioning of my mind, what’s being said, etc. I’ve lost my faith and am trying desperately to get it back.