Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.


When you are a child, and know the monsters, are humans ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

For those raised by highly abusive parents and for those sexually abused as children, please know…..
I understand how terrifying and impacting it is…..
To know the monsters are not stories in children’s books.
They are in fact… humans.

~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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No, what was meant to kill you, does not always make you stronger ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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That old saying ‘what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’ – is a platitude and not reality for many.

Unlike many people, I don’t put inappropriate expectations and demands on survivors of complex trauma and those with severe mental health issues, like Complex PTSD.

Empathy and compassion, is meeting someone where they are at and not shaming them for not ‘doing better’.

I see a lot of shaming attitudes out there and I can see how these can push people over the edge and can make some suicidal. Continue reading