Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Very blessed & thankful for the amazing professionals reviews on my website :)



Feedback emailed or via Social Media.

From: Pete Walker M.A. MFT – www.pete-walker.com/  

Mental Health Professional/Psychotherapist/Author/Survivor

Highly insightful into Complex PTSD, provided feedback on this Website and my work.

Date: 14/07/14

I perused your website and it looks great. I commend you for the wonderful  work you are doing, and should you ever want to use any of my stuff on your site, please feel free .

It’s great to know you are out there. Please keep up the great work.

From: Ian Kanbel – www.queenslandmentalhealth.com/

Mental Health Advocate & Ambassador/Speaker for Beyond Blue

Date: 01/09/14 

I have been a mental health advocate for 15 years. I am amazed at both the quality of information and the obvious passion and committtment shown at www.healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.com/ to improving the lives of those living with PTSD.

The site covers everything from what is PTSD through complex PTSD and then delivers amazing clear, concise and powerful coping techniques that I am sure will benefit anyone who reads it. The social proof of the value and understanding shown on the site is evident in the massively engaged and supportive communities on Twitter & Facebook.

 If you are living with PTSD or are supporting someone diagnosed with PTSD I strongly recommend you check out www.healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.com/ ASAP.  

Have a look around and a good read. I am 100% certain you will find yourself more educated and informed and better able to deal with all aspects of PTSD.



WEBSITE REVIEW:  healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.wordpress.com

For: Lilly Hope Lucario – September 2014

From: John Henden BA(Hons), RMN, DipCouns (Univ of Bristol), MBACP, FRSA 

This easy-to-navigate website is a great resource for those recovering from PTSD.  Created by Lilly Hope Lucario, a fellow survivor, her stated purpose is:  “… to assist people in their healing on their complex trauma journey; for those supporting someone they know; or wishing to educate themselves further about complex post-traumatic stress disorder & complex trauma.”

The website is both informative and provides practical advice for survivors around symptom management, such that they can recover and live full and active lives.  By way of encouragement for survivors, there are many inspirational pictures and sayings: 

“Smooth seas never made a skilled sailor”; and “Either you stay in the shallow end of the pool or you decide to go out into the ocean”; and “Not all wounds are visible… But just because they are unseen, does not make them less painful.“

As a survivor of complex trauma myself (having lived 8 or my 9 lives!), I have been working as a solution focused psychotherapist for survivors or post-traumatic stress and complex trauma for nearly 20 years.  I would have no hesitation in recommending this rare website to my clients and other specialist colleagues working in the field.

Lilly is an avid blogger, too, having received over a dozen blog awards and more than a quarter of a million hits to her blog site.  Her twitter account (@HealingCPTSD) plays a large role in the overall helping service she provides.  Both her blogs and her twitter feed can be accessed via this website.

Currently, Lilly is embarking on writing a book for recoverers entitled, Healing from Complex Trauma and PTSD/CPTSD.  If visitors to her website would like to contribute towards the financial cost of this worthy project, there is a ‘Donate’ button on the home page.

John Henden, BA(Hons), RMN, DipCouns (Univ of Bristol), MBACP, FRSA 

Therapist, Trainer, Performance Coach & Mental Health Consultant.

Author of: Beating Combat Stress:  101 techniques for recovery


Twitter:  @CombatStressFix

From: -Joel Schwartz, PsyD

Dear Lilly,

The work you are doing and your website are so very important for suffers of trauma. Despite the tendency of our society to view trauma as a collection of symptoms “within” a “disordered” person, I have learned in my work with trauma survivors that three requisites must be met for healing to begin: 1) The victimized needs to feel safe, 2) Trauma needs a relational home – other people must bear witness and hold our traumas, indeed hold us, if we are to begin emerging, and 3) we must find a way to make meaning of our experiences, to be part of something bigger.  Your work and your website provides for all three of the requisites. It can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for a victimized person to make him or herself vulnerable to stranger in a strange office.
Your website, coming from the perspective of a fellow survivor, a compatriot, a friend, can aid survivors in a way that a therapist may not be able to, especially as the sufferer is beginning the search for help.  
I hope with all my heart that others seek you out and find comfort here. I hope they can find the holding they need in your wisdom, kindness, and compassion. I hope your words reach out, gently caressing and dressing their wounds to make life a little more bearable.  I hope they find hope. 
-Joel Schwartz, PsyD

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

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