Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Yesterday, was a tough day…. but today is already better.


Grieving hurts and that’s okay. It’s a natural, normal emotional need to deal with the end of relationships or situations.

I’m aware I will keep grieving for a long time. I’ve done enough research to know how grieving works. And to not suppress it. It will come and go and has already lessoned in severity and I can manage it better.

I’ve sent a message to a psychologist specialising in PTSD and trauma, to see if she is taking any clients. I realise it will be beneficial for me to continue talking about the grieving etc. I am a resourceful, insightful person, who knows my own self needs. I am aware of my inner strength and courage, I need no validation of that, but it still helps to talk it through. Even if I only have monthly or fortnightly appointments with a professional, that’s okay, as I’ve done all the trauma processing myself, about the past. And I’ve specifically chosen a non church person psychologist, as I don’t want any religious beliefs projected onto me.

The sun is shining, my teenage son gave me a huge hug this morning, I’m sat listening to my 6 year old giggling as he plays. My gardens are looking beautiful. I have some good people in my life. I am safe.

Life is good, even when part of it hurts.

It will be okay and life goes on.


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.

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