Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.


Applying further advice, about boundaries & trust.

In counselling, we discussed trust and how not to even trust a church minister, until they have proven their trustworthiness. And how trust is only built in a healthy way… slowly.

There is no doubt, that my boundaries, have been a work in progress and continue to be. But, I  learn by my mistakes.

I’ve made mistakes trusting people too soon, or not having healthy personal boundaries with new people in my life. And giving away too much of myself, too quickly. I’ve made unwise choices, and even recently, this has shown to be something I still need to work on.

So, I have been reflecting about social media. I have become Facebook friends with a group of people recently, that I barely know. So, upon reflection, why I am letting basically strangers into my private space, on social media, on my own personal facebook account?

It is not a wise decision, to have people I barely know, and have had maybe one or two group conversations with, into my personal life. It’s common to do that on social media, but still not healthy, or wise.

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Hopeful, for improved outcomes with Aus Mental Health Reforms.

Very glad to hear on the news, about the mental health reforms. Very hopeful this will lead to greater accessibility and more appropriate services.

Considering at least 1 in 4 people are affected by mental illness, it makes absolute sense, that it is treated as far greater a priority, than it currently is.

And it needs to be understood, that a lot of physical health issues, are caused by mental health issues.

And childhood trauma, is now known to be the leading cause of physical health issues, in adulthood. See Dr Nadine Burke’s TED talk on childhood trauma and the adult physical health consequences @ http://www.healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.com/#!lifelong-effects-of-childhood-trauma/c7r Continue reading

Resentment, is simply a projection of someones’s own issues.

When people hold onto resentment because of something minor – it shows far more of who they are as a person, than the person they resent.

Petty, immature people hold resentment and grudges for petty and minor things. They often want to pull the resented person down, because their resentment consumes them.

I’ve seen this happen, due to the work I do. People can hold resentment due to a difference of opinion, or because they don’t like to see people healing, or succeeding. So, they take out that inner anger they feel deep down about themselves, and project that onto others, who they perceive are doing better.

It is really sad, how resentful/grudge-holding people project their own inner issues, but I’ve seen it often. They have issues themselves, they cannot be honest about, or cannot handle, so in order to feel better about themselves, they need to pull others down. Continue reading

All the support I have from professionals, is a blessing.

I have a lot support from professionals in the psychology/trauma/PTSD field, which is amazing. I am so thankful and have much gratitude.

My website is popular, and has 100’s of views every day. Often in excess of 1000 views per day. Which is good, because it is helping many. And that is why I provide all this info – for others.

It is helpful for people to know the recommendations and support I have from professionals – doctors, psychologists, therapists, counsellors etc – and people know my info is quality info.

There is a lot of incorrect info and advice on the internet, so it is important to have good reviews, so people can be confident in the info I provide, collate.   Continue reading