Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

How people promote books about PTSD, matters ~ Lilly Hope Lucario


People who have written books about PTSD and Complex PTSD, are not going to get me to promote their books, by saying ‘everyone can heal just the way they did’.

I know too much about PTSD and Complex PTSD.

I know everyone’s healing journey is different.

I know what works for one person, does not work for others.

EMDR is a common example of a therapy that is hailed by too many as a cure for PTSD. It works for some, doesn’t work for some, and has made symptoms worse for others. And it’s not suitable for everyone. And it’s only as good as the therapist. It’s not a cure for all.

I think some people who claim to be cured of PTSD, really have an ego fest about how if they can heal a certain, way – so should/could everyone.

They don’t stop to think everyone’s journey is different. They don’t stop and think each persons symptoms, trauma and experiences, are different. They don’t stop to think maybe their symptoms are not as severe as others….

Nope, they just assume because they claim to have healed a certain way…… everyone can. Which is rubbish.

So when someone is promoting their book, I listen carefully to ‘how’ they are promoting it.

If they say they are healed and people need to do the same as they did, I am not interested.

If they say, this is their personal journey to processing trauma, and learning to manage and reduce their unique symptoms, so this ‘may’ be helpful to others…….. I am far more inclined to listen. And that is how I would promote my book.

Insight, is important to me.

Helping people, is important to me.

But, lacking insight, assuming your journey is the ‘only’ journey to healing, assuming your symptoms are the worst they can be, assuming the therapies you used are suitable for all and giving fake/false hope, to make money…. is not okay. That’s not about helping people.

I deal only with reality, truth and insight.

~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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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.

4 thoughts on “How people promote books about PTSD, matters ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

  1. Thank you for saying this. Just today I started being hard on myself after reading a trauma expert of 30 years saying his methods will completely heal PTSD. Made me feel shamed and inadequate and despair. From now on I’m going to set a boundary and not buy into the “I have a cure” from people.

  2. Thank you for saying this!

    Just today I was reading something by an expert in trauma with 30 years experience who was saying PTSD can be cured and his book tells you how.

    It made me feel shamed, inadequate & despair.

    Then I open your blog & this very topic is today’s post!!

    What a huge relief to read your post and be lifted out of despair!!!

  3. Went to see a therapist the other week who recommended EMDR. I felt in my gut it wasn’t right. Did some research and a friend at church prayed with me about it and she also had that gut feeling. Very interesting that I have stumbled across your blog at this time!

    • I think EMDR is great for some, and it does work for some. But, it doesn’t work for everyone and it can make some worse.

      It is only as good as the therapist providing it.

      And there would need to be many sessions of therapy, before nay therapist should be recommending EMDR, to know if it is suitable.

      If you feel it is not right for you, then don’t proceed with it. Only commit to therapy that does feel right.

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