Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

I’ve had the abuse & suffering I’ve endured – minimized all my life. I don’t tolerate it anymore.

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Having severe, prolonged and repeated abuse/trauma endured – minimized and invalidated by others, is something I have endured all my life.

People who generalise trauma as the same, or minimize child sexual abuse, or compare trauma endured as an adult – to trauma endured as a child etc… simply do not know what they are talking about. They often have selfish and self serving reasons to do this and willingly shame people in the process.

‘Generalising’ and ‘minimizing’ are cognitive distortions I see are familiar within abuse/mental health industry and advocacy field. They shame, re-traumatise and invalidate those who have suffered to greater levels.

There is a very true saying “Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, and most are full of shit”. So true.

Most opinions are lacking in education, lacking in knowledge, lacking in empathy, lacking in insight.

I don’t tolerate this anymore.

I have better boundaries and self care now, and refuse to allow this invalidation and shaming that goes on far too much.

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

One thought on “I’ve had the abuse & suffering I’ve endured – minimized all my life. I don’t tolerate it anymore.

  1. Reblogged this on Site Title and commented:
    I love that the author stood up for deserving your feelings to what happened to you! Of course almost anyone would react the same ways to abuse but I’m sure many dont realize this. I agree, that many cognitive distortions are prevalent in society and in the fields we need most. Re- traumatizing is a real thing and needs to known, there needs to an awareness to continue to jump start this movement. And one of my favorite mentions on this post is about how many peoples opinions stem from their bias and uneducated understandings of society.