Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

We don’t have to be ‘so strong’ all the time, or ‘warrior survivors’. It’s an unreasonable demand/expectation.

it's okay not to be okay

Being real and honest, is important to me. Victims of abuse being treated appropriately, is important to me.

The fact that we are broken and are trying to heal, is enough. We are enough.

This unreasonable demand that people who have already endured so much suffering and trauma…. should be ‘so strong’ and ‘warrior survivors’ and be ‘constantly recovering’ & quickly – is an unnecessary, inappropriate and unreasonable demand.

Society demands we are these expectations/demands. Family and friends can demand it too. The mental health profession often demand it, as per their ‘highest functioning’ based policies.

It’s so harmful. It needs to stop and empathy and compassion prevail.

People need to take all the time they need to heal, with no agenda’s and demands placed upon them.

Many people have already suffered enough…. and as long as they are not hurting anyone else….. give them a break.

And we need to give ourselves a break too.

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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