Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Childhood Complex Trauma & Toxic Shame ~ Lilly Hope Lucario


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A lack of normal and needed childhood emotional bonds with parents/ caretakers, affects the child developmentally. This can create deep toxic shame.

This often appears to manifest as ongoing depression, as the survivors goes into adulthood.

If this toxic shame is not processed and healed early, through therapy or healthy healing relationships….. the toxic shame induced depressive state, will continue on throughout the adult survivors lifetime.

It affects quality of life & often all relationships the survivor enters into, as the survivor struggles to bond in a healthy way with other adults. And struggles to feel joy & happiness as more than short loved highs, cycling down into the depressive state.

I always advise trauma focussed therapy, with an experienced therapist, to help talk about this toxic shame within a safe relationship and environment.

~ 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. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

3 thoughts on “Childhood Complex Trauma & Toxic Shame ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

  1. This is so important. I experienced this in both my childhood and an abusive marriage, a bit of a double whammy. The shame permeates into all aspects of my life. It’s so deeply ingrained, that even with therapy I’m still having difficulty learning to love myself.

  2. Reblogged this on FotoJennic and commented:
    I hate what you did to me. I could have been happy, successful…. but you selfishly destroyed me.

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