Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Rose coloured glasses – is not reality, honesty, or truth. It is cognitively distorted thinking.

Seeing life, people etc – through rose coloured glasses, is popular. I get it. It helps people avoid reality. And reality is often not pretty. Those rose coloured glasses – make it seem prettier.

It is a form of ‘rationalising’ and a distorted mindset, that prefers to avoid reality. Which then sadly, leads to further issues, that the non deeply thinking mind, does not wish to see.

Rose coloured glasses wearing, is a choice to ‘filter out’ what may be unpleasant.

It is how some people cope with life, but is not ever about truth and reality. Makes life nicer, but avoids reality, which is far harder to deal with and takes far more courage.

Rose coloured glasses wearers, will often accuse anyone who fails to wear them – of being negative. It is their defence system – to hold on tightly to avoiding unpleasant issues and a deep need for avoidance of anything that makes life less pleasant.

Most cognitive distortions are held onto tightly. And defensiveness, plus maybe some cognitive dissonance will occur when you challenge any distorted thinking.

Me… I can’t wear rose coloured glasses. I have too much integrity to truth and honesty.

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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. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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