Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

I have been asked a few times if I get paid to do my work. No, I don’t.

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When I tell people I run a website, blog, social media etc, I get asked if I get paid for this. And asked why I bother, if it doesn’t earn me an income. No, I don’t get paid, at all. And I don’t do it for money. I do it because it’s needed, even though it can be unpleasant, emotional and challenging.

Like many out there who volunteer and work unpaid, I do it because people need help. People are struggling, need support, need education, need someone out there providing info that shows they ‘get it’, need compassion. I only aim to help with this in the small way I can. We can only make little ripples, only help a few or even one at a time, and that is all that is needed.

Yes, it gives me a sense of purpose and I use the darkness of my past, for good. But I don’t do it for other self serving reasons.

Empathy and compassion, are actually not always pleasant. Often the emotions they bring, are unpleasant. But, that’s life, it’s not all happy, pleasant, positive and I live in reality.

Just now, with far better boundaries, self care and balance.

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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.

One thought on “I have been asked a few times if I get paid to do my work. No, I don’t.

  1. Reblogged this on davidsoapbox and commented:
    If we all give a bit of our selves to help others, we not only help them but help ourselves

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