Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Being a survivor of narcissists, sociopaths & psychopaths


This was sent to me today, to remind me how strong I am. I do realise how strong I am , to have survived it all. Particularly as the first 20 years of my life, these types of people, were all I knew. I was raised by them and surrounded by them. Abused horrifically by them. It is a miracle I am here at all.

I need to remember every day – I am not defined by what they all did to me. I am defined by all I have survived and all I am overcoming.

I have been receiving so much support, compassion and kindness this week. It really is quite amazing.

sparkliest gems


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

2 thoughts on “Being a survivor of narcissists, sociopaths & psychopaths

  1. This rings so very true since diagnosis of PTSD & starting recovery , realising how unconditional compassionate I am is a real strength to grow and share !

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