Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Music therapy. Music to cope. Music to grieve the past.


Talked in counselling yesterday about ways to deal with the really painful parts of my journey and writing is now one, as this blog attests to and the other is music. In music therapy, clients are encouraged to have play lists of music, for various emotional states.

Music has understood me, when no-one else has. Music has helped me cope my entire life. My music tastes are varied, depending on mood and emotional state.

Over the last 2 years, my main ‘go to’ music to help deal with the pain I have faced about my past, is Lana Del Rey.

Lana deals with depression, aloneness, suicide, men, sex, child abuse, guns, being wild, being vulnerable, seeking safety in people, thrill seeking, needing to be ‘free’, alcohol, not complying with society’s BS, trying to find happiness, but always underlying profound sadness.

I have to limit the amount time spent listening to Lana’s music, and watching her music video’s as they are very emotionally triggering.

But, they help me deal with my pain, suffering, shame, grieving, aloneness.

I can still cry when watching these music video’s.

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 “Music therapy. Music to cope. Music to grieve the past.

  1. Love “ride” , and “summertime sadness” because I love freedom and the open road. The times ive just driven off! didnt come back for 2 months this summer. No plans, I actually never planned to come home, but did. now regret not staying out there longer. something about wanting to escape and start anew. A good book I recommend with a similar theme – let the northern lights erase your name. I love the last few pages of that book.

    I love music, I get inspired by it, I also think it validates feelings, releases emotions. This is a new artist i’ve discovered, Thanks so much for sharing.