Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

I know I’m on the right track…..when what I write, helps people to think.

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I wrote this post and shared it onto my healing page……because it is an area of my own healing I have needed to face and work through…


One real sign of emotional intelligence……is being able to hear criticism and not get upset and react from a place of hurt.

And not just immediately dismissing it.

That’s the ‘hurt defensive ego’ reaction.

EQ, is about hearing the criticism, discerning the heart/soul giving the criticism, thinking whether there is any merit and validity and if there is, accepting that with maturity and honesty and then choosing to grow from it.


I know I have achieved what I set out to do…..when I receive comments like this in response.

“Your posts always make me think 🙂 thank you”

I don’t expect or insist anyone agree with me….

But, if I help people to think…. that is only ever a good thing.

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 “I know I’m on the right track…..when what I write, helps people to think.

  1. ‘One real sign of emotional intelligence……is being able to hear criticism and not get upset and react from a place of hurt. ’’ Are you able to do it?

    • Hi there,

      Yes, I am increasing able to not get offended, hurt, or react from a place of hurt, when other criticise. I know their opinions, are ‘their’ reality/view and does not have to bother me, unless I ‘let’ it.

      It is all about ego. We are only bothered if our ‘ego’ has been hurt. I choose to work on not having an ego and I know is part of maturity and emotional intelligence.

      It has been a part of my healing and I have worked hard on it 🙂