Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Shame and guilt, still issues. But, at least I know.

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I think I have hit the nail on the head tonight.

Shame and guilt, which are huge issues for all complex trauma survivors.

I still have them, which probably adds to my ongoing nightmares, depression and then in turn PTSD issues and emotional flashbacks.

This is another of those ‘I can explain it all intellectually’, but I can’t feel it in my heart and soul’ issues.

I’m too tired and too emotional to write anymore about that.

I’m waiting for my husband to go to work, so I drink beer.

I am going to have to say in counselling that I can’t deal with current stuff, I need to deal with this past stuff, or it is never going to get dealt with.

No more talking about Tony Abbott, or internet trolls, or churches, or the state of society etc.

Deal with the real issues screwing my life up.

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

One thought on “Shame and guilt, still issues. But, at least I know.

  1. Shame has got to be one of the most toxic emotions children are made to feel. I mean, no wonder it is such a huge part of PTSD, trauma, and self-harm with messages like feeling like a bad person, worthlessness etc. or even not having a real sense of self. It’s a vicious cycle, and then people wonder why there are those who really desire to accomplish everything a “normal” adult does (i.e. holding down a job or moving up the career ladder, having a LTR, raising children, etc.).