Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.


‘Broken Places’ – Plumb

An amazing survivor, emailed me the link to this song and I really love it. I am so thankful.

I want to share it with others, who are struggling on this healing and faith journey ❤



Collage frame craft – creativity aids trauma healing :)

I have done enough research to know how creativity is beneficial to trauma survivors. I’ve been wanting to create collages of my boys, for some time. But, not given myself the time to do it. And I know I will benefit from creative activities, on a regular basis.

As the last few weeks have been so rough, emotional and painful… I decided this week – I need more of the self care I always encourage others to have. I am aware I do not always ‘practise what I preach’.

So, I decided today would be a crafty day. Dropped my son at school, and went to the shops. Wandered around the cheap shops for a decent collage frame and some crafty bits and pieces to decorate it.

My youngest son recently had his 7th Birthday and we went to the local zoo and I have lots of great photos. So went to get the photos printed.

The frame I chose is one of those pre-cut collage type frames. But, I intend doing crafty things to the mount and decorating inside the frame, and adding to the frame itself. So, it will not look like a pre-cut collage mount frame, when I’ve finished.

It has been such a tough few weeks, that going to the shops alone, was exhausting. I am emotionally, mentally and physically drained. But, I did get the photos developed I wanted to use and bought the frame and craft supplies.

I am normally a quick worker with my craft, scrapbooking, card making etc. But, I am clearly going to need to do this collage frame over several days. My energy levels are really low.

So, for today, I have supplies. I’ve rummaged through Continue reading