Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Emotional Flashbacks, are very real & many don’t realise they are occurring.


Pete Walker, has deep insight into complex trauma within childhood.

Emotional flashbacks, are something many don’t realise they are enduring, until they understand what they are, why they are occurring and learn how to identify them.

They are the hardest flashbacks to understand and identify, and many just assume they are feeling emotional. Often they will be described by others, as being over-emotional, or over sensitive.

I am still struggling with mine. But, I am aware, when I feel scared, vulnerable, fearful, lost, completely alone…I am experiencing not just what may have hurt me now, but the issue has triggered emotions from the past too. I know my inner child is suffering.

This does ‘not’, however, minimise the issue that is occurring now, that triggered this.

People minimizing trauma, are wrong and it is abusive. But, I will feel this, to a depth of pain, that is not understood, unless it is experienced. Because, I have dealt with this, my entire life. And my pain, and the abuse I have endured, is severe. It is especially horrendous, if this person is someone I have tried to trust.

I am in the process of trying to learn to have inner dialogue, that helps me deal with those painful emotions. It is a slow process, as these core wounds, are not ‘fixed’ by intellectual insight alone. They are deeply embedded subconscious wounds, that require considerable self compassion to deal with. Another issue for me and many complex trauma survivors – self compassion.

It’s all an ongoing healing process.

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

4 thoughts on “Emotional Flashbacks, are very real & many don’t realise they are occurring.

  1. ” A sinking feeling” That is an emotional flashback I have had for years.. I did not know what it was….Now I am able to connect that EXACT feeling to my childhood. I actually remember that sinking feeling –when and where and why. A feeling of helplessness.

  2. This is my life. I can understand every single issue I deal with every day now. Finally something makes sense. This makes me cry. For the sadness and pain I consistently endure. Thank you.

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