Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

‘Be the person you needed when you were younger.’ I am. Now.


I am the person I needed when I was younger. Now.

Someone to protect me, believe me, validate me, look after me, stand up for me, have my best interests at heart and not allow anyone to hurt me.

No-one else wanted to be this. So I learned to be this for myself.

I would probably be dead, if I hadn’t become this over the last few years. I had to become all this, to survive the trauma of understanding everything that has happened to me and the further invalidation and shaming I have endured along the way, by others.

I’ve realised fully, the only (human) person I can trust, is me. The only person who has my back, is me. The only person I can rely on, is me.

I also try to be that person I needed when I was younger, for others. Because I care about what others have endured and my heart breaks for people who have suffered so much and have little/no support.

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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