Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

5 (of many) things we need to stop saying.

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I could written this list myself, and why these platitudes are unwise and do not apply to all situations and all people.

These types of platitudes, simply show to me, a very shallow depth of thinking capacity and no wisdom.

They also covertly/unknowingly, shame people. And I see these shaming quotes/platitudes frequently.

I have come to realise, cognitive development and the capacity to know when a thought pattern is not wise, is not common. Because platitudes and cognitive distortions, are common. But the capacity to see them and discern them to be unwise, is uncommon.

I also clearly see, that society in  general embracing a lack of cognitive capacity, a lack of wisdom, and instead encouraging cognitive distortions, and dysfunctional/unwise thinking patterns, is contributing to the overall mental health of society, worsening.

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 “5 (of many) things we need to stop saying.

  1. Please keep putting out the statement that “complex and multiple trauma and abuse” is a necessary way forward for us to analyse and interpret and understand abuse issues.

    I haven’t come across the term “complex and multiple trauma and abuse”.

    From top-end politicians, scientists, medics etc we all need to understand that this may be what we are dealing with i.e. “COMPLEX AND MULTIPLE TRAUMA AND ABUSE”. Thanks.

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