Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

You can’t heal if you don’t have the tools/medical help to heal, emotional/physical/mental health.


There is no difference in needing coping/healing tools and appropriate medical health, for either physical illness, or emotional illness, or mental health illness.

Health is health, illness is illness, in any form.

If a person is suffering a physical illness – eg heart problems, cancer, diabetes, they require specialised treatment, education about how to cope and manage the illness, medical help and support. If they do not receive this, the illness does not improve, often will worsen and can result in death.

This is no difference to recovery/management/treatmnent of physical illness….to recovery/management/treatment for emotional health due to abuse/trauma and mental illness, such as PTSD, Bipolar etc.

No-one can heal, manage, cope, treat – if they do not know HOW.

Take PTSD, I have been professionally diagnosed with this by two people, a doctor and a psychiatrist. Unofficially I also have Complex PTSD.

PTSD, will not just go away, if the suffer doesn’t know how to heal, recover, cope, manage.

It would continue to worsen, and could lead to death, as PTSD when severe is a life threatening illness.

PTSD like all and any other illness – requires appropriate health treatment, needs education, coping techniques, sometimes medication, support and advice.

Only then, is there any hope for it to lesson, or to recover.

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

2 thoughts on “You can’t heal if you don’t have the tools/medical help to heal, emotional/physical/mental health.

  1. That is so absolutely true! I think you need to have a connection with the person treating you otherwise it won’t work. That’s how it was for myself and my psychologist it seemed like she didn’t get me. I don’t know if that makes any sense or not but ya…….