Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Empathy, is the highest form of intelligence, and the least common.

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empathy is the highest form of intelligence

I see so clearly how empathy is vital for complex trauma survivors. I see the harm and shame, a lack of empathy inflicts. Whether intentional or not.

I know my capacity for empathy, is unusual. But, I also know complex trauma survivors have already endured so much pain and suffering and more, can push them over the edge. And it does. The suicide rates for complex trauma survivors, are alarming. And I understand the times of feeling absolute hopelessness. To feel terminal aloneness. To want the enduring pain, to end.

I relate, even to journey’s different to my own. The capacity to feel someone else’s pain, fear, suffering, is not an easy virtue to have. But, I am thankful I have it.

I will continue to advocate for empathy. I know how vital, it is.



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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