Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

My son and his joy for his little tiny tomatoes.

My son is so excited his tomato plants have grown from little tiny plants, to the stage of growing tomatoes. We are growing them in his old water play table, as I like to recycle stuff.

Every day we go outside and check them out to see how they are doing and water them. My son loves this and he is so excited we will be able to eat them soon.

I read gardening and growing fruit and veg helps young children learn patience, how waiting for things is okay and necessary, as acceptance of delayed gratification is a necessary part of emotional development. As well as a whole other heap of positive reasons why growing food, is good for them to be involved in.

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I try to do as much as I can with my children. I have days where I am so exhausted I don’t do as much as I should, but I try.

I fake being happy around my children frequently. Because they deserve to have a mum who makes an effort to do what is best for them and put their emotional needs as a priority.

I love my children and so I make that continual effort.

So every day, I act really excited about my sons tomatoes, because they are exciting and fun to him.

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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